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Winter Ball Update, Atlantic League edition

Countless Atlantic Leaguers including several Revs have taken their talents to a southern beach this winter.

Countless Atlantic Leaguers including several Revs have taken their talents to a southern beach this winter.

As the calendar turns to December, we figured it’d be a good time for an Atlantic League winter ball update.  Thorough as always to give everyone an idea of where some of our friends not only from York but from opposing teams are stationed this winter, a few basic stats are included here as well.  Info is broken down by league and team, and aside from that, in no particular order.  Enjoy!

Venezuela

  • Aguilas de Zulia:
    • Reegie Corona (Lancaster) is batting .268 in 32 games.
    • Jorge Cortes (Somerset, Camden) has appeared in 8 games.
  • Cardenales de Lara:
    • Raul Padron (Camden) is batting .219 in 17 games.
    • Joe Thurston (York, Lancaster) is hitting .212 in 30 games.
    • Delwyn Young (Sugar Land) has appeared in two games.
    • RHP Tim Gustafson (Bridgeport) is 2-2 with a 4.84 ERA in 25 games in relief.
    • RHP Scott Patterson (Lancaster) has appeared in six games.
  • Caribes de Anzoategui
    • Cory Aldridge (Somerset ‘13) is batting .252 with 4 homers in 37 games.
    • Johermyn Chavez (Southern Maryland) has recorded one at-bat.
    • RHP Daryl Thompson (Southern Maryland) is 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA in 9 games (8 starts).
    • LHP Eric Niesen (Long Island) is 1-0 with a 5.87 ERA in 17 games out of the bullpen.
  • Leones del Caracas
    • Daniel Mayora (Bridgeport ‘13) is hitting .276 with 5 homers in 40 games. Mayora was with Double-A Chattanooga in the Dodgers system in 2014.
    • Aharon Eggleston (York, Somerset) is batting .222 through 7 games.
    • Blake Gailen (Lancaster) is hitting .211 with 1 home run over 22 games.
    • RHP Jarrett Grube (Southern Maryland ’09-10) is 3-0 with a 3.89 ERA in 8 starts. Grube has been between Double-A and Triple-A with the Mariners and Angels since his time in Southern Maryland, and made one big league appearance for the Angels in 2014.
    • RHP Shunsuke Watanabe (Lancaster) tossed five shutout innings in his lone start.
    • RHP Jared Lansford (Long Island) has appeared in two games out of the bullpen.
  • Navegantes del Magallanes
    • At age 38, Lew Ford just doesn’t stop. Recently named the 2014 Atlantic League Player of the Year, he’s currently sixth in the Venezuelan Winter League in batting with a .342 average through 34 games at the time of this writing.
    • Renny Osuna (Southern Maryland ‘13) is batting .262 over 12 games.
    • Jake Opitz (Southern Maryland) is batting .217 through 18 contests.
    • Juan Apodaca (Lancaster) is hitting .188 over 18 games.
    • LHP Dustin Richardson (Sugar Land ’12-13) is 3-2 with a 3.02 ERA over 9 starts. Richardson has pitched in the Angels system at Triple-A Salt Lake the last two years after being signed from Sugar Land.
    • RHP Bobby Blevins (Long Island) is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA over 9 games (8 starts).
    • RHP Anthony Lerew (York) is 2-2 with a 5.08 ERA through 7 starts.
    • RHP Gabe Alfaro (Camden ‘10) is 1-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 19 games in relief. Alfaro pitched in Mexico in 2013 and was with Double-A Harrisburg last season.
    • LHP Rommie Lewis (York) has appeared in 5 games, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) over 1.0 inning, apparently being used in one-batter match-up situations.
    • RHP Josh Lowey (Somerset) has appeared in 2 games, totaling one scoreless inning.
  • Bravos de Margarita
    • Wilson Batista (almost every team) is batting .250 in 13 games.
    • LHP Steve Hammond (Sugar Land) is 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA over 4 games (3 starts)
    • LHP James Houser (York, Camden, Long Island) has totaled 5.0 shutout innings over 2 starts. Houser pitched for the Revs in 2012, and last year spent time in Mexico and at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Tiburones de La Guaira
    • Erold Andrus (York ’10) is batting .273 through 17 games.
  • Tigres de Aragua
    • Gustavo Molina (Lancaster ‘13) is batting .244 in 30 games.
    • Ramon Castro (Newark ’07-09, York ’10-12, Bridgeport ’14) has appeared in 7 games (1-for-5).
    • LHP Jason Lane (Sugar Land ’12-13) is 2-2 with a 3.93 ERA in 7 starts. The former MLB outfielder returned to the Majors last year as a pitcher with the Padres.
    • RHP Cesar Carrillo (Lancaster ’11, Sugar Land ‘13) is 2-1 with a 6.41 ERA in 6 starts.
    • RHP Jon Hunton (Long Island, Somerset) is 0-2 with 5 saves and a 3.78 ERA in 18 outings.

Dominican Republic

  • Aguilas Cibaenas
    • Andy Marte (York ’13) is tearing it up, batting .361 and leading the league with 7 home runs through 17 games. Marte earned a call-up with Arizona this past summer, and recently signed for big bucks to play in Korea next year.
    • Of interest, Manny Ramirez is batting .292 with 5 home runs in 29 games. Yep, that Manny.
    • Danny Richar (Camden, Bridgeport ‘11) is hitting .231 in 15 games.
    • Dionys Cesar (Long Island, Lancaster, Sugar Land, Camden) has appeared in 6 games.
    • LHP Kelvin Villa (Newark, Road Warriors, Sugar Land, Bridgeport) is 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in 11 games (4 starts).
    • RHP Lorenzo Barcelo (York ’11) is 0-0 with an 8.64 ERA in 4 games (2 starts).
    • LHP Edward Paredes (York) is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in 11 games (only 4.0 IP).
    • RHP John Brownell (Long Island) has made one start, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) in 1.0 IP.
  • Toros del Este
    • Willis Otanez (AL vet) is off to a .348 start in 11 games.
    • Brian Burgamy (Camden, York ’13) has appeared in one game.
    • Ruddy Yan has appeared in one game.
    • LHP David Purcey (Somerset) is 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 9 outings in relief.
    • RHP Winston Abreu (Bridgeport) has made two appearances.
  • Estrellas de Oriente
    • Jake Fox (Somerset) is batting .237 in 11 games.
    • Ed Rogers (Bridgeport ’09, ’12-13) has appeared in 7 games.
    • RHP Omar Javier (Road Warriors ’11, York ‘12) has appeared in 2 games.
  • Gigantes del Cibao
    • LHP Zach Kroenke (Somerset) has made 1 appearance.
  • Leones del Escogido
    • RHP Julio DePaula (York ’13-14) holds a 3.45 ERA in 13 outings.
    • LHP Yunior Novoa (York ’12-13) is back on the mound after suffering a torn ACL that ended his 2013 Revs season, and is 1-0 with a 4.70 ERA in 9 outings in relief. His brother Roberto, originally signed by York before the 2010 season despite never pitching for the Revs, is on the team as well.
    • LHP Matt Zielinski (Somerset) is 1-0 despite a 7.36 ERA in 9 relief outings.
    • RHP Cody Eppley (Lancaster) has appeared in 4 games. The Northern York high school product has allowed 2 runs in 2.1 innings.
  • Tigres del Licey
    • Salvador Paniagua (York ’11-14) has appeared in 2 games.
    • Wilson Valdez (York) is batting .280 in 17 games.
    • Jose Julio-Ruiz (Southern Maryland, Camden) is batting .246 with a pair of homers in 21 games.

Mexico

  • Aguilas de Mexicali
    • Dave Sappelt (Southern Maryland) is batting .270 with 2 HR in 26 games.
    • Brock Peterson (Bridgeport ’11-12) is hitting .250 with 2 HR in 17 games. Peterson made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in 2013 and split last year at Triple-A with the Dodgers and Nationals.
    • LHP Horacio Ramirez (Lancaster ’12-13) is 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 3 starts.
    • LHP Daniel Herrera (Long Island, Somerset) is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 17 outings.
    • RHP Matt Gorgen (Camden) is 0-1 despite a 0.96 ERA in 9 outings. He is, of course, the twin brother of Revs righty Scott Gorgen.
    • RHP Anthony Slama (York ’13, Southern Maryland ’14) is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in 8 outings. Slama was signed by the Dodgers while with Southern Maryland this past season.
  • Charros de Jalisco
    • Amadeo Zazueta (Southern Maryland ’14 among other AL teams) is batting .333 in 13 games.
    • Brendan Harris (Long Island) is batting .323 in 10 games.
    • Marquez Smith (Camden ’12) is batting .270 with 10 HR in 44 games. The corner infielder has played in the Reds system the last two seasons.
    • Wilson Batista has appeared in six games, going 4-for-20, while also having played in Venezuela this winter as noted above.
    • LHP Ben Kozlowski (Somerset, Sugar Land) is 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA in 9 starts.
    • RHP Brian Broderick (Sugar Land) is 2-1 with 13 saves and a 0.90 ERA in 20 games. He has walked none and struck out 17 batters.
  • Caneros de los Mochis
    • Greg Golson (Lancaster) is batting .267 in 8 games.
    • Brian Burgamy (Camden, York ’13) is hitting .254 in 35 games, while also appearing briefly in Venezuela as noted above.
  • Mayos de Navajoa
    • RHP Gary Moran (Somerset) has made one start (4.0 IP, 2 R)
  • Naranjeros de Hermosillo
    • Jerry Owens (Lancaster) is hitting .339 in 43 games.
    • Yunesky Sanchez (Southern Maryland, Somerset) is batting .301 in 43 games. Our buddy Justin Antweil, Somerset’s radio broadcaster, nicknamed him Fajita Skillet.
    • Cole Garner (Lancaster) is hitting .250 with 1 HR in 17 games.
    • Matt Padgett (York ’08-09, Long Island, Southern Maryland, Camden) is batting .213 in 12 games.
    • Justin Greene (York) has also spent time with Aguilas, and is batting .200 in 18 games combined. He also has managed to find a good internet connection in Mexico, as he sits in first place in the Revs fantasy football league at 10-2 entering Monday night, ahead of Alain Quijano (9-3), Chad Tracy (8-4), and me (7-6).
    • RHP Leo Rosales (Camden, Long Island) is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA in 21 games.
    • RHP Roy Corcoran (Sugar Land) is 2-3 with 2 saves and a 3.32 ERA in 10 games (3 starts).
    • RHP David Pauley (Sugar Land) is 0-4 with an 8.15 ERA in 5 games (4 starts). Pauley was this year’s runner-up for Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year honors.
    • RHP Shaun Garceau (York, Long Island) is 1-0 with a 2.87 ERA in 3 starts.
    • RHP Jason Urquidez (Lancaster) is 1-0 but has allowed 8 runs in 4.2 IP over 4 appearances.
  • Tomateros de Culiacan
    • RHP Ricardo Gomez (York) is 0-2 with a 5.75 ERA but has 11 saves in 21 games.
  • Venados de Mazatlan
    • Daryle Ward (Newark, Lancaster, Somerset) is 5-for-13 at the plate in 3 games.
    • Olmo Rosario (Lancaster) is hitting .295 in 43 games.
    • Gilberto Mejia (Lancaster ’11-12) is batting .243 in 19 games. He has played in the Mexican League since his time in Lancaster.
    • Of interest, turning 43 this Saturday, RHP Jose Contreras is 1-4 but owns a 3.69 ERA in 8 starts.
  • Yaquis de Obregon
    • RHP Ramon Delgado (Sugar Land) is 4-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 9 games (8 starts).

Puerto Rico

  • Cangrejeros de Santurce
    • RHP Jorge Martinez (York) is 3-0 with a 2.53 ERA in 6 games (5 starts), and is leading the league with 32.0 innings.
    • RHP Jon Velasquez (Camden ’12-13) is 0-1 with a 1.86 ERA in 9 outings from the ‘pen. Velasquez was at Double-A Binghamton with the Mets last season.
  • Criollos de Caguas
    • Catcher Ramon Castro (Long Island ‘13) is hitting .333 in 13 games.
    • Angel Sanchez (Somerset, Southern Maryland) is batting .283 through 18 games.
    • LHP Logan Williamson (York) is 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA in 5 starts.
    • RHP Michael Nix (York, Sugar Land) is 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA in 8 games (1 start).
    • RHP Saul Rivera (Road Warriors ’11, Sugar Land ‘12) is 0-1 with 7 saves and a 6.14 ERA in 8 outings.
    • RHP Eddy Ramos (Bridgeport, Newark, Long Island) has appeared in 3 games.
  • Gigantes de Carolina
    • Jeff Dominguez (Sugar Land, Somerset) is hitting .211 with 2 homers in 21 games.
  • Indios de Mayaguez
    • Randy Ruiz (Long Island) is batting .298 in 16 games.
    • Luis Montanez (Somerset) is hitting .284 in 19 games.
    • Fehlandt Lentini (Lancaster, Long Island) is batting .241 in 9 games.
    • Danny Gonzalez (York, Lancaster) has appeared in 3 games.
    • RHP Kanekoa Texeira (Bridgeport) is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA in 9 games.
    • RHP Zack Segovia (York ’13) has worked 3.0 scoreless innings in 3 appearances.
  • Senadores de San Juan
    • LHP Eddy Camacho (Lancaster, Camden) is 0-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 6 games (1 start)
    • RHP John Brownell (Long Island) has made one appearance (2.0 scoreless innings)
    • LHP Miguel Martinez (Road Warriors, Camden, Bridgeport) has made one appearance

Australia

  • Canberra Cavalry
    • Alex Hudak (Camden) is batting .311 through 12 games.
    • RHP Brian Grening (Lancaster, Southern Maryland) is 1-2 with a 5.64 ERA in 4 starts
    • RHP Gaby Hernandez (Southern Maryland) is 0-1 with a 7.52 ERA in 4 starts
    • RHP Ian Marshall (Southern Maryland) has allowed 6 runs in 3.2 innings over 4 relief outings.
  • Melbourne Aces
    • Justin Huber (Somerset ‘11) is 4-for-17 (4 doubles) in 6 games. The former big leaguer is a Melbourne, Australia native.
  • Perth Heat
    • Allan de San Miguel (Southern Maryland) is batting .259 in 16 games. Also an Australia native.
  • Sydney Blue Sox
    • LHP Craig Anderson (Southern Maryland ‘10) is 2-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 5 starts. Another Australia native.

-DH

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One response

  1. Brantley

    Good Stuff !!! Thanks Darrell !!!!

    December 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

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