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Arredondo drawing attention in Venezuelan Winter League

Jose Arredondo photo by Joe Doll

Jose Arredondo photo by Joe Doll

Piggy-backing off of a strong performance with the Revs in 2016, Jose Arredondo is garnering interest from multiple Major League clubs including the New York Mets while pitching in Venezuela this winter, according to this New York Daily News report.

Through December 25, Arredondo is only 1-4, but sports a 3.62 ERA in 30 games for Bravos de Margarita this off-season (27.1 IP, 23 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 15 BB, 28 SO).  Last season, Arredondo went 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA in 35 games with York.

The Revs, of course, already have a bullpen alum who went on to pitch for the Mets as Scott Rice did so in 2013-14, before returning to York where he was Arredondo’s teammate last summer.  We’ll continue to keep an eye on Arredondo’s progress.


Winter Ball Update

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With winter in full swing we are counting down the days until opening day more obsessively than ever here at the York Revolution offices. Check out this snapshot of some of your favorite Revs players that are tearing it up in the winter leagues this off season.

Pitchers

Ricardo Gomez – Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico: Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente)

  • 1.83 ERA
  • 19 SO
  • 19 IP
  • 14 SV

Julio DePaula – Aguilaas de Zulia (Venezuela: Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional)

  • 4.97 ERA
  • 11 SO
  • 25.1 IP

Manny Corpas – Bravos de Margarita (Venezuela: Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional)

  • 1.19 ERA
  • 25 SO
  • 22.2 IP

Jorge Martinez – Cardenales de Lara (Venezuela: Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional)

  • 2.52 ERA
  • 42 SO
  • 60.2 IP

Mike DeMark – Cardenales de Lara (Venezuela: Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional)

  • 2.25 ERA
  • 4 SO
  • 6 SV
  • 8 IP

Position Players

Alfredo Marte – Aguilas Cibaenas (Dominican Republic: Liga de Beisbol Dominicano)

  • .311 AVG
  • 1 HR
  • 6 RBI
  • .408 OBP

Justin Greene – Yaquis de Obregon (Mexico: Liga Mexicana del Pacifico

  • .310 AVG
  • 1 HR
  • 6 RBI
  • 12 SB

Keep an eye out for the following Revs as games around the winter leagues continue.

Pitchers

Josh Judy – Aguilas Cibaenas (Domican Republc: Liga del Beisbol Dominicano)

Ian Thomas – Gigantes del Cibao (Dominican Republic: Liga del Beisbol Dominicano)

Edward Paredes – Leones del Escogido (Dominican Republic: Liga del Beisbol Dominicano)

Nate Reed – Tomateros de Culiacan (Mexico: Liga Mexicana del Pacifico)

Position Players

Isaias Tejada – Aguilas Cibaenas (Dominican Republic: Liga del Beisbol Dominicano)

Salvador Paniagua – Aguilas Cibaenas (Dominican Republic: Liga del Beisbol Dominicano)

 


One for the Angels

Andrew Ball

Former York Revolution Baseball Operations Manager Andrew Ball has been named the new Director of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Angels.

A native of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, Ball started with the Revolution in 2011 as a baseball operations intern under then Director of Baseball Operations Michael kirk.

During his first year with the Revs, Ball supported the team and then Revs Manager Andy Etchebarren in the pursuit of their second Atlantic League championship. In 2012 Andrew became the full-time baseball operations manager with the Revs.

In 2014, Ball left the Revolution to complete an internship within the baseball operations department of the Tampa Bay Rays. After his internship, he earned a full-time position with the Rays organization, where he remained until the completion of the 2016 baseball season, proving to be a great fit with an organization that prides itself on its sabermetrics and statistical analysis capabilities.


Paredes Signs with Tigers

paredes-edward-31Former York Revolution lefty Edward Paredes has signed with the Detroit Tigers for the 2017 season, joining his second MLB organization since his time in York.  Paredes was outstanding at the Double-A level with the Arkansas Travelers in the Angels system last year, going 2-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 46 outings and being selected to the Texas League All-Star Game.  The 30-year-old finally got an opportunity after three excellent seasons in York (2013-15), where he went 9-6 with a 3.00 ERA in 131 career appearances.  Hat tip to former Revs marketing guru Paul Braverman, who pointed out that he had a teammate with the Travelers, Eduardo Paredes, also a lefty, who has been promoted to the Angels’ 40-man roster. They are, in fact, two different humans.