Winter League Stat Update

Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco who is playing in the Dominican Winter League. - used with permission from Flickr user BeGreen90

Now that the Caribbean leagues are hitting the playoffs, here is a look at notable players and prospects who spent the Winter playing ball.

First how about a quick primer on the Caribbean Winter leagues. There are four leagues that take place over the Winter with one in Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The Mexican League utilizes a bracket format while the other three go with a round robin style playoffs.

Now on to the juicy bits.  The only reliable source out there I have found is from MiLB.com, available with a click of the mouse here. Not all players are available, only those that meet minimum appearance requirements. This is why you will not see guys like Carlos Martinez , who hasn't pitched enough innings in Winter ball, on these lists.

Mexican League "Liga Mexicana del Pacifico"

Hitters

SS Jesus Emmanuel Avila - 25 years old - MEXICO
.311/.363/.458/.821 (70-225), 9 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 33 R, 1-3 SB, 13-44 BB-K

RF Jose Aguilar - 24 years old - MEXICO
.307/.381/.438/.818 (59-192), 14 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 30 R, 3-6 SB, 20-31 BB-K

3B Zelous Wheeler - 27 years old - BAL
.268/.363/.431/.794 (64-239), 6 2B, 0 3B, 11 HR, 41 RBI, 37 R, 3-7 SB, 35-48 BB-K

LF Leo Heras - 24 years old - HOU
.266/.356/.362/.718 (50-188), 7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 22 R, 9-10 SB, 25-28 BB-K

3B Ricky Alvarez - 25 years old - MEXICO
.259/.302/.422/.724 (65-251), 14 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 28 R, 4-7 SB, 10-62 BB-K

1B Mark Hamilton - 29 years old - ATL
.254/.377/.429/.807 (45-177), 8 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 30 R, 1-3 SB, 34-46 BB-K

Pitchers

RHP Hector Velazquez - 25 years old - MEXICO
8-1, 2.17 ERA, 74.2 IP, 7.23 K/9, 3.13 BB/9, 6.03 H/9, 1.02 WHIP

LHP Edgar Osuna - 26 years old - NO TEAM
7-2, 2.54 ERA, 71 IP, 6.85 K/9, 2.28 BB/9, 7.23 H/9, 1.06 WHIP

Venezuelan League "Liga Venezuela Beisbol Professional"

Hitters

1B Alex Cabrera - 42 years old - NO TEAM
.391/.480/.744/1.225 (84-215), 13 2B, 0 3B, 21 HR, 59 RBI, 41 R, 0-1 SB, 32-36 BB-K

2B Carlos Sanchez - 22 years old - CWS
.348/.428/.443/.871 (77-221), 10 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 31 RBI, 48 R, 5-9 SB, 30-35 BB-K

2B Jose Pirela - 25 years old - NYY
.332/.415/.514/.929 (82-247), 13 2B, 7 3B, 6 HR, 44 RBI, 58 R, 5-7 SB, 33-28 BB-K

3B CJ Retherford - 28 years old - FREE AGENT
.328/.406/.515/.921 (77-235), 11 2B, 0 3B, 11 HR, 45 RBI, 48 R, 1-2 SB, 24-30 BB-K

1B Jesus Aguilar - 24 years old - CLE
.327/.403/.597/1.000 (74-226), 7 2B, 0 3B, 18 HR, 50 RBI, 49 R, 0-0 SB, 27-43 BB-K

SS Gregorio Petit - 29 years old - FREE AGENT
.312/.351/.584/.935 (48-154), 12 2B, 0 3B, 10 HR, 27 RBI, 27 R, 0-0 SB, 12-42 BB-K

SS Freddy Galvis - 24 years old - PHI
.307/.373/.404/.777 (59-193), 11 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 33 R, 4-5 SB, 23-32 BB-K

CF Ezequiel Carrera - 27 years old - FREE AGENT
.293/.419/.414/.832 (56-191), 7 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 19 RBI, 39 R, 21-26 SB, 36-35 BB-K

CF Ender Inciarte - 23 years old - AZ
.300/.363/.384/.747 (79-263), 13 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 19 RBI, 47 R, 21-27 SB, 25-31 BB-K

Pitchers

RHP Mitch Lively - 28 years old - SF
6-1, 1.70 ERA, 58.1 IP, 6.33 K/9, 4.47 BB/9, 6.79 H/9, 1.25 WHIP

LHP Roy Merrit - 28 years old - MEXICO
2-2, 3.16 ERA, 68.1 IP, 7.77 K/9, 3.16 BB/9, 8.96 H/9, 1.35 WHIP

RHP Edgmer Escalona - 27 years old - BAL
2-3, 3.34 ERA, 56.2 IP, 5.40 K/9, 3.02 BB/9, 9.05 H/9, 1.34 WHIP

Dominican League "Liga de Beisbol Dominicano"

Hitters

2B Rafael Ynoa - 26 years old - COL
.333/.382/.511/.892 (47-141), 9 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 26 R, 5-8 SB, 11-23 BB-K

CF Gregory Polanco - 22 years old - PIT
.331/.428/.494/.922 (55-166), 10 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 28 RBI, 28 R, 7-8 SB, 28-34 BB-K

RF Moises Sierra - 25 years old - TOR
.331/.401/.435/.836 (51-154), 4 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 21 RBI, 23 R, 6-9 SB, 16-33 BB-K

2B Jorge Polanco - 20 years old - MIN
.294/.361/.383/.744 (53-180), 9 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 17 RBI, 23 R, 4-6 SB, 21-29 BB-K

RF Marcell Ozuna - 23 years old -  MIA
.277/.297/.376/.672 (39-141), 8 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 13 R, 1-2 SB, 3-29 BB-K

3B Maikel Franco - 21 years old - PHI
.226/.275/.348/.624 (35-155), 8 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 18 R, 3-4 SB, 11-34 BB-K

LF Yamaico Navarro - 26 years old - KOREA
.277/.393/.497/.890 (44-159), 9 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 38 RBI, 25 R, 2-3 SB, 30-27 BB-K

Pitchers

RHP Angel Castro - 31 years old - STL
4-3, 1.29 ERA, 48.2 IP, 6.84 K/9, 2.40 BB/9, 7.58 H/9, 1.11 WHIP

LHP Rudy Owens - 26 years old - HOU
3-2, 2.68 ERA, 53.2 IP, 8.22 K/9, 2.68 BB/9, 6.20 H/9, 0.99 WHIP

RHP Elih Villanueva - 27 years old - MIA
3-3, 2.73 ERA, 52.2 IP, 7.18 K/9, 1.20 BB/9, 8.37 H/9, 1.06 WHIP

Puerto Rican League "Liga de Beisbol Professional Roberto Clemente"

Hitters

CF Michael Taylor - 23 years old - WAS
.365/.428/.511/.939 (50-137), 7 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 20 R, 3-7 SB, 13-38 BB-K

1B Jonathan Singleton - 22 years old - HOU
.268/.396/.537/.933 (33-123), 6 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR, 17 RBI, 20 R, 0-0 SB, 26-37 BB-K

1B Jordan Lennerton - 28 years old - DET
.340/.414/.539/.953 (48-141), 13 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 17 R, 0-0 SB, 19-32 BB-K

LF Anthony Garcia - 22 years old - STL
.305/.376/.504/.880 (40-131), 11 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 20 R, 0-0 SB, 12-28 BB-K

CF Reymond Fuentes - 23 years old - SD
.262/.327/.372/.699 (38-145), 7 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 18 R, 3-7 SB, 14-32 BB-K

1B Kennys Vargas - 23 years old - MIN
.261/.331/.413/.744 (36-138), 6 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 16 R, 1-2 SB, 13-37 BB-K

2B Eddie Rosario - 22 years old - MIN
.173/.250/.308/.558 (18-104), 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 16 R, 4-5 SB, 10-28 BB-K

Pitchers

RHP Hiram Burgos - 26 years old - MIL
2-2, 1.40 ERA, 38.2 IP, 8.15 K/9, 2.79 BB/9, 5.82 H/9, 0.96 WHIP

RHP Joseph Colon - 24 years old - CLE
1-0, 1.93 ERA, 32.2 IP, 6.06 K/9, 2.20 BB/9, 6.06 H/9, 0.92 WHIP

RHP Victor Mateo - 25 years old - TB
4-3, 3.05 ERA, 44.1 IP, 9.34 K/9, 2.23 BB/9, 10.15 H/9, 1.38 WHIP

RHP Nao Higashihama - 24 years old - JAPAN
4-1, 3.15 ERA, 40 IP, 9.45 K/9, 2.25 BB/9, 7.65 H/9, 1.10 WHIP

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