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2012 Official Prospect Thread

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Posted: 1/2/2012 4:28 PM

2012 Official Prospect Thread 


Here's the new prospects thread.
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Posted: 1/3/2012 6:44 PM

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PinstripesPlus wrote: Here's the new prospects thread.

thanx, now all we need are some new prospects !!!rolleyes

"If you were sitting out past the 457 marker in left center field in the last row, in the bleachers and he started to walk to the plate,you knew who he was, you didn't need mel allen to tell you !!!"  

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Posted: 1/5/2012 9:02 AM

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Bentances and Banuelous both scheduled to begin the year in AAA?
Losers whine about their best...... Winners go home and        %##%# the prom queen.
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Posted: 1/5/2012 9:04 AM

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JMUplayermike wrote: Bentances and Banuelous both scheduled to begin the year in AAA?
I think that's a safe bet.
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Posted: 1/5/2012 1:18 PM

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CHIYANKEE wrote:
JMUplayermike wrote: Bentances and Banuelous both scheduled to begin the year in AAA?
I think that's a safe bet.
With the possibility of Noesi, Phelps, Warren, and Mitchell in the starting rotation in AAA, Betances and Banuelos beginning the season in AAA seems more like a good possibility (with someone like Mitchell in the pen) than a safe bet.  On the other hand, if you thought buying a house in 2006 was a safe bet as an investment and thought in mid-December that Gingrich was a safe bet to win the Iowa caucus, then yes, Betances and Banuelos beginning the season in AAA is a safe bet.
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Posted: 1/6/2012 4:59 AM

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CHIYANKEE wrote:
JMUplayermike wrote: Bentances and Banuelous both scheduled to begin the year in AAA?
I think that's a safe bet.
When could you see Manny B. or Betances next year?

On Bentances

He is just 23 so he has time, but he needs to show he can handle Triple-A before he is realistic option for the big club.

In Double-A and Triple-A combined, he was 4-9 with a 3.70 ERA. He struck out 142 in 126 1/3 innings. He also walked too many batters. He had 70 walks overall, which is five for every nine innings.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo...ances-next-year

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Posted: 1/12/2012 4:23 PM

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Yankees hire Rick Down as minor league hitting coordinator

From the Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Down has rejoined the New York Yankees’ organization as a minor league roving hitting instructor.


Down has been a coach at the major league level for several teams, including stints with the Yankees from 1993-95 and 2002-03.


Down was a minor league hitting coordinator last season with the Seattle Mariners.


Also, Tom Nieto is the new manager of the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.


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Posted: 1/12/2012 5:40 PM

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AcuraMan wrote:

Yankees hire Rick Down as minor league hitting coordinator

From the Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Down has rejoined the New York Yankees’ organization as a minor league roving hitting instructor.


Down has been a coach at the major league level for several teams, including stints with the Yankees from 1993-95 and 2002-03.


Down was a minor league hitting coordinator last season with the Seattle Mariners.


Also, Tom Nieto is the new manager of the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

I am sure someone has started blaming him already that Mark Teixeira hasn't hit a home run today.
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Posted: 1/12/2012 9:55 PM

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GreatFatness wrote:
AcuraMan wrote:

Yankees hire Rick Down as minor league hitting coordinator

From the Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Down has rejoined the New York Yankees’ organization as a minor league roving hitting instructor.


Down has been a coach at the major league level for several teams, including stints with the Yankees from 1993-95 and 2002-03.


Down was a minor league hitting coordinator last season with the Seattle Mariners.


Also, Tom Nieto is the new manager of the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

I am sure someone has started blaming him already that Mark Teixeira hasn't hit a home run today.
What a totally and completely ridiculous statement. 

Rick Downs has been hired as the Yankees minor league hitting corrdinator, GF, so he won't be working with Mark Texeira. 

Now, as for none of Gary Sanchez, Brandon Laird, Bradley Suttle, and Slade Heatchcott hitting a HR today, that is squarely on Rick Down.  If this HR-drought doesn't end soon, Down should be fired.
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Posted: 1/12/2012 10:12 PM

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jwildfogel wrote:
GreatFatness wrote:
AcuraMan wrote:

Yankees hire Rick Down as minor league hitting coordinator

From the Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Down has rejoined the New York Yankees’ organization as a minor league roving hitting instructor.


Down has been a coach at the major league level for several teams, including stints with the Yankees from 1993-95 and 2002-03.


Down was a minor league hitting coordinator last season with the Seattle Mariners.


Also, Tom Nieto is the new manager of the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

I am sure someone has started blaming him already that Mark Teixeira hasn't hit a home run today.
What a totally and completely ridiculous statement. 

Rick Downs has been hired as the Yankees minor league hitting corrdinator, GF, so he won't be working with Mark Texeira. 

Now, as for none of Gary Sanchez, Brandon Laird, Bradley Suttle, and Slade Heatchcott hitting a HR today, that is squarely on Rick Down.  If this HR-drought doesn't end soon, Down should be fired.
HR? None of 'em even had a hit today...plus a complete lack of patience. Not only did none of them draw a walk, none of them even took a pitch...It's ridiculous...

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Posted: 1/13/2012 2:41 AM

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Wilkins Arias and Cesar Cabral (Yanks' Rule 5 pick in 2011), two minor league left-handed relievers in the Yankees organization, are both on the same team that Cespedes just joined.

Both Arias (13 appearances, 3.38 ERA in 8.0 IP, 11 K/2 BB, 5 hits allowed) and Cabral (20 appearances, 0.71 ERA in 12.7 IP, 13 K/3 BB, .159 BAA) had very good regular seasons in the DWL, usually pitching just a third or two-thirds of an inning at a time.  The post-season has been a different story.  My figures may be a bit off since totals are not kept anywhere on-line that I can find, but while Arias has been great in the post-season, Cabral has struggled mightily. 

I think Arias has pitched four innings in seven appearances in the post-season, twice pitching a full inning.  He definitely has not allowed a run yet and I believe he hasn't allowed a hit, either.  I think he has walked three and struck out six.

Cabral struck out the only batter he faced in his first post-season appearance and got the win when his time scored the next half inning.  In his next outing, Cabral got one out while allowing two walks and a hit.  He was charged with 3 ER when the pitcher who relieved Cabral allowed hits to the first two batters he faced.  In Cabral's third outing, yesterday, he allowed a line single to Pedro Florimon, a switch-hitter who has a career .247 in the minors and was 1 for 8 in the majors in 2011.  Then he allowed a n infield single to second by left-handed hitting speedster, Julio Borbon.  Cabral was then relieved and the reliever allowed a hit on which the run was scored.  Cabral was not charged with an earned run, perhaps because of a previous error, but I think he should have been charged with one earned run.  In any case, five of the six batters he has faced in his last two outings have reached base safely.

When Cabral entered the game, Melky Mesa was on first base for Escogido and he promptly stole second base.  Mesa played very infrequently in the DWL regular season and had no PA in the first 5 or so games in the post-season.  He started the game on January 5 and, while batting ninth, was 0-3 with three K vs left-hander, Shane Youman, a 32-year old journey who pitched for 79 innings in the majors in 2006-2007 but has been stuck pitching in the independent  Atlantic League from 2008-2011.  Perhaps that will change. In 10 starts in the DWL, including three post-season starts, Youman has yet to allow more than one earned run in a start.  He had a 0.88 ERA in 41 IP in the regular DWL season and has been even better in his three starts in the post-season.  Mesa's team went into the bottom of the ninth trailing 2-1.  They scored a run to tied the game and with one out, Mesa batted with a runner on first.  The pitcher, a RHP, threw the ball away on a pickoff attempt, allowing the runner from first to reach third base.  Mesa then delivered a walk-off sac fly to right.

The next day Mesa played again and batted ninth again.  This time he was the hitting start a single and two doubles in his first three ABs and finished 3 for 4.  He has played regularly since, batting ninth in a line-up filled mostly with players who have played in the majors.  He had a few hitless games but did have a 2-run single in his last game.  I believe he is 5 for 21 in the DWL post-season.  It has to be good for him to play every day and face pitching as good as or better than he has ever faced in the minors.

As aside:  Shane Youman is not the hottest pitcher in the DWL. Francisely Bueno, a 30-year old left-hander, from Cuba, has that distinction.  Atlanta signed Bueno and he pitched in their organization with mixed results from 2006-2009, including allowing 2 ER in 2.3 IP for Atlanta in 2007.  In the last two seasons he has been pitching in Mexico and Korea, also with mixed results.  Bueno started the DWL season with something like 18.7 scoreless inning including the last 10 or so innings in two starts.  He was up and down for three starts and then was signed by the KC Royals.  Since signing with the Royals in mid-December, Bueno has made five starts, including three post-seasons starts, without giving up even an unearned run in something like 27 innings.

If Bueno goes on to have a good season for the KC Royals, you heard it here first.

To cover my bases, if Bueno never even makes it to the majors with the Royalss, or is a big but when he does pitch in the majors, you heard that here first, too.  cool

Some more Yankee prospect notes. 

Ramiro Pena was 8 for 20, batting .400 in Culican's 4-1 series win in the first round of the LMP post-season.  Culiacan earned a match-up with Guasave, a team that has lost one of the three first-round series, but had won two games, more than the other losing teams.  While this seemed like an easy series for Culiacan, they have lost the first two games at home. Pena, who led off on Thursday, is just 1 for 8, while Jorge Vazquez is 0 for 8. for the most part, Culican's high-flying offense has been shut down.

Mexicali has split their first two games in the semifinals with the Yaquis de Obregon, both of which ended with the winning team ahead 4-3.  Venditte has pitched scoreless ball in both games (total of 1.3 IP) after not pitching well in Mexicali's first series win. allowing 3 ER in 3.3 IP.

Over in the VWL, Gustavo Molina hit a walk-off 3-run HR in the bottom of the tenth inning.  Molina has been the hitting star of the VWL post-season.  He is batting .355, 11 for 31, with 4 HRs and 13 RBI for Caribes, which is  8-1 in the five-team round-robin in which each team plays 16 games, four against every other team.

Back in the LMP, former Yankee farmhand and major-league, Randy Keisler had an up and down season, pitching brilliantly at times and getting wracked at times.  This scenario has continued in the post-season for the 35-year old left-hander.  Keisler allowed one hit and struck out seven over seven shutout innings helping  the Yaquis de Obregon advance to the semifinals.  However, Keisler retired just one batter in his first start of the series, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk.
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Posted: 1/13/2012 9:55 AM

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jwildfogel wrote:
GreatFatness wrote:
AcuraMan wrote:

Yankees hire Rick Down as minor league hitting coordinator

From the Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Down has rejoined the New York Yankees’ organization as a minor league roving hitting instructor.


Down has been a coach at the major league level for several teams, including stints with the Yankees from 1993-95 and 2002-03.


Down was a minor league hitting coordinator last season with the Seattle Mariners.


Also, Tom Nieto is the new manager of the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

I am sure someone has started blaming him already that Mark Teixeira hasn't hit a home run today.
What a totally and completely ridiculous statement. 

Rick Downs has been hired as the Yankees minor league hitting corrdinator, GF, so he won't be working with Mark Texeira. 

I don't think that will stop anyone from making the complaint. Or suggesting that we drop Teixeira to the 7 hole.  Or the 10 hole.  Or that he play LF so we can sign Prince Fielder.  Think outside the box, JWF.
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Posted: 1/13/2012 12:36 PM

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GreatFatness wrote:
jwildfogel wrote:
GreatFatness wrote:
AcuraMan wrote:

Yankees hire Rick Down as minor league hitting coordinator

From the Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Down has rejoined the New York Yankees’ organization as a minor league roving hitting instructor.


Down has been a coach at the major league level for several teams, including stints with the Yankees from 1993-95 and 2002-03.


Down was a minor league hitting coordinator last season with the Seattle Mariners.


Also, Tom Nieto is the new manager of the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

I am sure someone has started blaming him already that Mark Teixeira hasn't hit a home run today.
What a totally and completely ridiculous statement. 

Rick Downs has been hired as the Yankees minor league hitting corrdinator, GF, so he won't be working with Mark Texeira. 

I don't think that will stop anyone from making the complaint. Or suggesting that we drop Teixeira to the 7 hole.  Or the 10 hole.  Or that he play LF so we can sign Prince Fielder.  Think outside the box, JWF.
Sadly, all the above is true.
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Posted: 1/15/2012 3:09 AM

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Mexicali lost 3-2 to the Yaquis de Obregon, giving the Yaquis de Obregon a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series.  Venditte pitched 2/3 of an inning in the 8th inning, stranding the one runner he inherited, allowing a base hit and striking out one.  Venditte has pitched in all three of Mexicali's games in the semifinals, all one-run games.  After a poor first-round series, Venditte has pitched well in the semifinals, pitching a total of two scoreless innings in this three appearances.  Most managers in these Carribean winter leagues think nothing of pitching their best relievers in almost every game.  it caught up to Venditte in the first series, and now Jailen Peguaro, who has lost each of the last two games.  Mexicali has played 8 games in the post-season.  Venditte's post-season ERA is down to 5.06 in 5.3 innings.  Peguaro's post-season ERA, which was 0.00 until the last two games, is up to 5.40 in 5.0 innings.

Randy Keisler started for the Yaquis de Obregon.  He allowed two runs, one earned, on 8 hits while walking one and striking out five.  he allowed to the second batter he faced and not much of anything else.  He left the game 2-2 and received a no-decision. Keisler has allowed one earned in 14 innings over his last two starts. I believe Keisler is still a free agent.  He doesn't fit the Yankees needs, but I would think he has pitched well enough (7-3, 3.33 ERA in the regular LMP season) for someone to sign him to a minor league contract.  Luis Ayala got the save, his fourth in the six wins for the Yaquis de Obregon this post-season, and his second this series.   Ayala was close to perfect in the regular LMP season, allowing just two earned runs in 19.7 IP, posting a 0.92 ERA and recording 12 saves in 20 appearances.  However, Ayala has been hit hard a couple of times in the post-season, allowing five earned runs, and has a 5.19 ERA in 8.6 innings in the 9 games the Yaquis de Obregon have played this post-season.

Culiacan went on the road, trailing Guasave two games to none, a surprise since Guasave backed in winning more games tin their first-round loss than the other two first-round losers.  Culiacan, the best-hitting team in the LMP, won this one by 17-5.  Jorge Vazquez has gone stone cold in this semi-final round.  He was 0-4 with a walk today and is hitless in the first three games of the series.  His post-season BA is down to .188, 6 for 32.  Ramiro Pena was 1 for 4 with a sac bunt and a HR.  Pena is batting .313 in the post-season, 10 for 32 with 2 HRs.  Including the regular and post-season, Pena has 6 HRs in 161 ABs in the LMP.  Pena had 4 HRs in 209 AB for SWB, 0 HRs in 7 AB for Trenton, and 1 HR in 40 AB for the NY Yankees.  Add that up, and Ramiro Pena has 11 HRs in 417 AB since last starting the 2011 season in April, 2011.  Pena won't ever be a slugger, but Pena's 11 HRs in 417 AB demonstrate a lot more power than almost all Yankees fans thought Pena would develop.

In the DWL, Wilkins Arias pitched another scoreless inning.  I think he now has pitched five scoreless innings in eight appearances this post-season, though he did allow his first hit this post-season.

In the VWL, Jose Pirela's Zulia team played in a wild, wild game.  Zulia had been 0-9 in the five-team round robin in the post-season.  Their offense was anemic, scoring one run in most of their games.  Jose Pirela was batting .267, 4 for 15, through the first four games of the post-season, but was just 3 for his last 19 going into the top of the ninth inning in Saturday's game, though he did have a triple the other day, a double earlier in the post-season, and a few walks.  Going into the top of the ninth inning, it was a typical game for Zulia this post-season as they trailed 6-1.

The ninth inning was anything but typical. Zulia started the inning with a HR, infield single, and HBP, but after a ground ball force out, a walk, and another ground ball force out, they trailed 6-3, with two out and two on. A single made it 6-4.  Then Jose Pirela hit a 3-run HR to center to give Zulia a 7-6 lead.  The next batter walked, and Ernesto Mejia, who homered to lead off the inning, hit his second HR of the inning to give Zulia a 9-6 lead.  A single and fielding error on the play, another single, another fielding error, and a walk followed  The next batter, the 15th of the inning, flied out, leaving the bases loaded, but Zulia had scored nine runs and led 10-6.

In the bottom of the ninth, Magallanes received a walk and then hit a HR to make it 10-8. Another walk put the tying run at the plate.  A pop up and fly out made it two out.  Three more walks made it 10-9, bases loaded, two out.  Former Yankee minor league outfielder, Erold Andrus, older brother of Elvis Andrus, hit a two-run, walk-off single to left.  After a total of 14 runs in the ninth inning, the result was the same as it has been all-post-season, Zulia lost.

Zulia fell to 0-10, eliminated from making the Championship Series even though they still have six games remaining in the round robin.  Pirela is 8 for 37, batting .216 in the post-season, which unfortunately for Zulia is better than the vast majority of the Zulia hitters this post-season.  Pirela hit .301 in 236 AB in the regular VWL season and is hitting .289 in 272 AB, counting the VWL post-season.  Pirela now has 741 AB and about 815-820 PA since the beginning of Pirela's season with Trenton in April.  I would think that so much experience against pitching that is of AA quality or better would help Pirela develop offensively.  We'll see come April

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Posted: 1/15/2012 9:37 PM

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Campos signed with the Mariners for $115,000 in January 2009. A cousin of big leaguers Alcides and Kelvim Escobar, Campos led the short-season Northwest League in ERA (2.32) and strikeouts (85) in his U.S. debut, ranking as the No. 4 prospect. His fastball operates at 92-95 mph and has been clocked as high as 98. For a youngster, he has advanced feel for pitching off his fastball and locating it. His heater has deception, angle and life.

Just a thrower when he got to Everett last summer, he grew as a pitcher. His hard curveball and his changeup show flashes of becoming plus pitches. They lack consistency but improved as he cleaned up his delivery, as the Mariners helped him soften his landing and getting better extension out front. He shows poise on the mound and fills the strike zone. Campos should join a wave of Yankees prospects heading to low Class A Charleston in 2012, a group including 2011 supplemental first-rounder Dante Bichette Jr., outfielder Mason Williams and other members of its 2011 championship teams at short-season Staten Island and in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

http://www.baseballamerica.com...12/2612811.html


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Posted: 1/16/2012 2:37 AM

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Jose Pirela went 2 for 4 with an RBI and is now batting .244 in the post-season, 10 for 41.  His team, Zulia, lost 16-5 and and is now 0-11 in the VWL post-season.  The ugly side of round-robins in the post-season is being exposed.  Zulia was eliminated before this game and still has to play five more games.  That must be tough. 

Gustavo Molina hit his fifth HR of the VWL post-season and is batting .333.  His Caribe team lost to Aragua.  They are now 8-4, a good record, but with Zulia 0-11, there are other good records.  Caribes is 0.5 game behind Aragua (8-3) and only 0.5 game ahead of La Gauira (7-4), with the top two teams in the five-team round-robin advancing to the Championship Series. 

Ramiro Pena was 0-2 with two walks and Jorge Vazquez was 1 for 2 with a double and a walk, ending a long 0-for, but Culiacan lost 2-1 and now trails three games to one in their best of seven semi-finals series in the LMP.
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Posted: 1/16/2012 11:17 PM

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Prospect for prospect; potential for potential; uncertainty for uncertainty


I believe the Yankees gave up their elite, cost-controlled young hitter to get an elite, cost-controlled young pitcher. I believe Montero is a bigger prospect than Michael Pineda, but I also believe Pineda is more proven, and I believe pitching prospects have to be measured differently than position prospects. I believe the Mariners had to get a player like Montero if they were going to deal a player like Pineda, and I think the Yankees had to give up Montero to get such a player.

I also believe the Yankees are better off today than they were a week ago.


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Prospects are a very unpredictable species. You can never guess whether they will turn out the way their supposed to, whether they will flame out completely, or whether they’ll fall right in between. A prospect is never a sure thing.

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jwildfogel wrote: Jose Pirela went 2 for 4 with an RBI and is now batting .244 in the post-season, 10 for 41.  His team, Zulia, lost 16-5 and and is now 0-11 in the VWL post-season.  The ugly side of round-robins in the post-season is being exposed.  Zulia was eliminated before this game and still has to play five more games.  That must be tough. 

Gustavo Molina hit his fifth HR of the VWL post-season and is batting .333.  His Caribe team lost to Aragua.  They are now 8-4, a good record, but with Zulia 0-11, there are other good records.  Caribes is 0.5 game behind Aragua (8-3) and only 0.5 game ahead of La Gauira (7-4), with the top two teams in the five-team round-robin advancing to the Championship Series. 

Ramiro Pena was 0-2 with two walks and Jorge Vazquez was 1 for 2 with a double and a walk, ending a long 0-for, but Culiacan lost 2-1 and now trails three games to one in their best of seven semi-finals series in the LMP.
Jose Pirela had his second straight two-hit game, going 2 for 5, raising his post-season BA to a respectable .261, 12 for 46.  Zulia beat Aragua 6-2 two win hteir first post-season game. Zulia is 1-11.  Aragua fell to 8-4 and a tie with Caribe,a game ahead of La Gaauira (7-5) and two games ahead of Magellanes (6-6).  With four games to go for all five teams, there is a a four-way race to decide the top two teams that move on to the Championship Series. 

Pirela hit .301 in 236 AB in the regular VWL season and is hitting .294 in 281 AB, counting the VWL post-season.  Pirela now has 750 AB and about 825-830 PA since the beginning of Pirela's season with Trenton in April.

Ramiro Pena hit a 2-run HR in the third inning to give Culiacan an 2-0 lead and they went on to win 8-3 to stay alive in their LMP best-of-seven semi-finals series.  The series now returns to Culiacan.  They have to beat Guasave in the last two games to win the series.  Pena was 3 for 5.  He now has two HRs in the semi-finals series and three HRs in the post-season.  Pena is batting .333 in the post-season, 13 for 39 with 3 HRs.  Pena has 7 HRs in 168 ABs in the LMP.  Pena had 4 HRs in 209 AB for SWB, 0 HRs in 7 AB for Trenton, and 1 HR in 40 AB for the NY Yankees.  Ramiro Pena has 12 HRs in 424 AB since starting the 2011 season in April.  Dang, that is impressive.

Pena's teammate in Culiacan and SWB, Jorge Vazquez, was 1 for 5 with 3 K.  He is batting .205 in the post-season, 8 for 39 with no HRs.   For his sake, I hope no one sel from the NY Yankees is watching this series, because the way he is not hitting couldn't help his chances of being the DH for the NY Yankees.

Amauri Sanit, who might have been the best pitcher in the LMP regular season, didn't retire any of the four batters he faced in the ninth inning.  He left with the bases loaded, no out, one run.  Two relievers did their job and Sanit was charged with just 2 ER.  Still after allowing just 3 ER in 43.7 IP in the LMP season, posting a 0.62 ERA and 0.73 WHIP, Sanit has allowed 4 ER in 5.7 In the post-season, a 6.35 ERA. 

Pat Venditte pitched two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out three.  After a poor first-round seris, Venditte has pitched four scoreless innings in four appearances in the semi-final round/  Unfortunately for him, his Mexicali team was eliminated 4 games to 1 by Obregon. Venditte had a 3.86 ERA in 7.3 innings in the LMP post-season.  Venditte pitched 49.7 innings in the LMP regular season and post-season combined. Add in his 90.0 innings for Trenton and Venditte has pitched 139.7 innings since beginning the Trenton season in April.  The Yankees asked Hector Noesi, a starting pitcher, to shut it down after 130.7 innings.  in 2010, Venditte pitched 72.7 IP for Tampa , 2.0 IP Trenton, plus 2.7 scoreless innings for Trenton in the 2010 post-season.  He did not pitch in the LMP in 2010 and I don't believe he pitched in any other Caribbean League, either.  If I am right that Venditte did not pitch in the off-season, he pitched 77.3 IP in 2010.  With 139.7 IP in 2011 (and January, 2012), Venditte has almost doubles his innings in the 2011 season, pitching  62.3 more innings in the 2011 season than the 2010 season.  Venditte pitched very well in the LMP and for the first time has been very good vs RH batters.   His time in the LMP may have been very valuable if he has developed or refined a pitch to get out RHBs.  Still, even being an ambidextrous pitcher, I am concerned that his increased workload in 2011 may come back to haunt him in 2012.

Luis Ayala closed the game for Obregon, striking out both batters he faced.  After allowing just two earned runs in 19.7 IP, posting a 0.92 ERA and recording 12 saves in 20 appearances in the regular LMP season, Ayala has allowed five earned runs in 9.3 innings in the post-season.  He has a 4.86 ERA in the 11 games the Yaquis de Obregon have played this post-season.  Ayala and the Yaquis will move on to the LMP Championship Series.

Melky Mesa was 0-5, 2 K in the DWL post-season.  He is batting .172 in the post-season, 5 for 29.  That includes his second game of the post-season, in which he had two doubles and a singles in his first three AB.  He is 2 for 23 since then.  His Escgido team has already clinched a spot in the DWL Championship Series.

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Posted: 1/17/2012 4:29 AM

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Josh Morris of the Trentonian did a nice interview with reliever, Mark Montgomery, on January 12.  Montgomery is definitely one of the guys I want to follow in 2012.
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Posted: 1/18/2012 11:07 AM

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From interview with Callis:

CB:  Mason Williams had a tremendous season for the Staten Island Yankees producing a .349/.395/.468 line with great speed and above-average range in centerfield.  At only 20 years old, he looks an incredibly exciting prospect.  What can we expect out of him going forward?

JC:  More of the same. His hitting, basestealing and center-field skills are all exciting. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s regarded as one of the game’s best prospects by the end of the 2012 season.

http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar...alks-prospects/

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Posted: 1/18/2012 1:40 PM

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Thanks for that info Bob.

No response from the scouting director cousin of friend of doctor that knows his plummer.


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Posted: 1/18/2012 3:19 PM

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Bob420 wrote: From interview with Callis:

CB:  Mason Williams had a tremendous season for the Staten Island Yankees producing a .349/.395/.468 line with great speed and above-average range in centerfield.  At only 20 years old, he looks an incredibly exciting prospect.  What can we expect out of him going forward?

JC:  More of the same. His hitting, basestealing and center-field skills are all exciting. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s regarded as one of the game’s best prospects by the end of the 2012 season.

http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar...alks-prospects/

Coming from a guy that is as respected as Callis is that is good news.

Let's hope when he writes something that is somewhat less flattering to the Yankees some here don't turn on him.
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Posted: 1/18/2012 3:38 PM

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Callis definitely had some negative things to say about particular Yankee prospects, all of which are reasonable concerns for certain guys. However, he did score the Yankees system as "a solid B" on an A-F scale. Pretty darn good for an organization who doesn't know how to develop players...or at least that is what some would have you believe.

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Posted: 1/18/2012 4:05 PM

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michcusejoe5 wrote: Callis definitely had some negative things to say about particular Yankee prospects, all of which are reasonable concerns for certain guys. However, he did score the Yankees system as "a solid B" on an A-F scale. Pretty darn good for an organization who doesn't know how to develop players...or at least that is what some would have you believe.

From JC

 

I don’t think I’ve ever projected Betances as a frontline starter. That may be his ceiling, but given his slow development path  and still less-than-stellar command, I’ve suspected for a while that he’s going to end up as a reliever.


Seems like my evaluation of him was right on the ball.  We use to call his type a million dollar arm and a ten cent brain. Slow path is JC being really nice.  Less than stellar command and he is going to end up as a reliever.


Not as deep at catcher as many here think


Regarding Sanchez


His receiving. Sanchez has a strong arm and throws out his share of basestealers, but he doesn’t handle the ball well behind the plate and committed 26 passed balls in 60 games last year. He has so much trouble with breaking balls that he doesn’t like to call for them. The Yankees are willing to sacrifice defense for offense in their catchers, but he has a lot of work to do.


Romine


I think Romine is more of a second-division regular than a guy who’s going to play on a regular basis for the Yankees. They like offense from their catchers, and I’m not sure he’s more than a .250-.260 with 10 homers a year at his best. He’s the best defender among Yankees catching prospects, but not a Gold Glover. I bet he either winds up as a backup or trade bait.


I really like the kid and think that he will be a good catcher.  Right now he is better defensively than Martin. It won't take much for him to be a better hitter than Martin.
 

Mich, Not much help coming from our farm system


With the trade of Jesus Montero, most of the system contributions the next couple of years will be complementary players like Romine, Warren and Phelps. Banuelos has the chance to make the most impact, but it now looks like he won’t be a full-time starter for the Yankees until 2013. As mentioned earlier, I see Betances in more of a bullpen role.

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Posted: 1/18/2012 4:27 PM

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Despite being just 19 years old and with fewer than 600 pro plate appearances to his credit, he’s the best offensive prospect in the system with Montero on the way out, a right-handed bat offering power and patience worthy of the $3M signing bonus the team gave him in 2009. He’s not as polished as Montero was at that age, but their offensive upside is comparable.

“Sanchez has a purer swing and more patience at the plate than Jesus Montero, to whom he’s often compared,” said Baseball America in the subscriber-only write-up of their top ten Yankees prospects list. “Sanchez has similar raw power, too, and scouts project him as a plus hitter in terms of both average and pop.”

Sanchez’s defense lags behind his offense, but the general consensus is that he has a better chance to remain behind the plate long-term than Montero because he isn’t as big (listed at 6-foot-2, 220 lbs.). Reports on his defense this year weren’t great, but at this point the glovework is secondary. As impressive as Dante Bichette Jr. and Ravel Santana were in their pro debuts this year, Sanchez is the team’s best hope of replacing the offense they’re trading away in Montero. He’s got the kind of power and patience needed to be a star hitter, but he also has more to work on than his prospect predecessor.

The Importance of Gary Sanchez


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Posted: 1/18/2012 4:32 PM

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A solid comment on the Callis article regarding Betances:

"I'm not buying Betances as a reliever.

His problem when he's not right has been more about CONTROL than command. When he has control, his command is good enough to produce very convincing results. He seems to get enough movement and downward plane on his pitches that precision of location isn't all that relevant. What's more, his pitches seem to flirt with the strike zone long enough so that hitters offer at them, but they invariably dance away (cutter), disappear (curve, change, 2-seamer) or explode above the letters (96 mph heater). This is responsible for what are excellent K/9, H/9, GB/FB rates, which bode well for a career as a ML starter. IMO, you are either unfamiliar with his body of work or are hand waving the very attributes that make him a highly ranked prospect in the first place.

Add to this that the pitcher has already incorporated a very good change to an ultra plus curve and fastball, so he avoids the whole "3rd pitch" dilemma that has stalled many a projectable young starter with good stuff from being complete enough to get through lineups consistently and/or provide a weapon to get out other-handed batters. Betances, it's worth nothing, has very good numbers against LHB, primarily because he can set them up for that dying curve on the outside corner to freeze the hitter.

To the 3 outstanding offerings Betances adds a very effective cutter and two-seam fastball to give him him a lethal arsenal. In 2010, we saw what that repertoire does when he controls/commands it.

2011 was a step back, and he'll probably always have to be alert about his release point due to his size, but from what I've observed, that just means he may fall short of being a horse as a starter (think U-Jim), not that he'll plummet all the way to being a reliever. The stuff, the pitch variety, even the pitch-ability and the stretches where he has worked with consistent control and enough command to produce excellent results are a good hedge against the bleak future for him you paint here."

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Posted: 1/18/2012 4:43 PM

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AcuraMan wrote:

Despite being just 19 years old and with fewer than 600 pro plate appearances to his credit, he’s the best offensive prospect in the system with Montero on the way out, a right-handed bat offering power and patience worthy of the $3M signing bonus the team gave him in 2009. He’s not as polished as Montero was at that age, but their offensive upside is comparable.

“Sanchez has a purer swing and more patience at the plate than Jesus Montero, to whom he’s often compared,” said Baseball America in the subscriber-only write-up of their top ten Yankees prospects list. “Sanchez has similar raw power, too, and scouts project him as a plus hitter in terms of both average and pop.”

Sanchez’s defense lags behind his offense, but the general consensus is that he has a better chance to remain behind the plate long-term than Montero because he isn’t as big (listed at 6-foot-2, 220 lbs.). Reports on his defense this year weren’t great, but at this point the glovework is secondary. As impressive as Dante Bichette Jr. and Ravel Santana were in their pro debuts this year, Sanchez is the team’s best hope of replacing the offense they’re trading away in Montero. He’s got the kind of power and patience needed to be a star hitter, but he also has more to work on than his prospect predecessor.

The Importance of Gary Sanchez

You're just being silly. He's a YANKEES prospect, so he can't be as good as the other prospects...
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Posted: 1/18/2012 4:45 PM

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michcusejoe5 wrote: A solid comment on the Callis article regarding Betances:

"I'm not buying Betances as a reliever.

His problem when he's not right has been more about CONTROL than command. When he has control, his command is good enough to produce very convincing results. He seems to get enough movement and downward plane on his pitches that precision of location isn't all that relevant. What's more, his pitches seem to flirt with the strike zone long enough so that hitters offer at them, but they invariably dance away (cutter), disappear (curve, change, 2-seamer) or explode above the letters (96 mph heater). This is responsible for what are excellent K/9, H/9, GB/FB rates, which bode well for a career as a ML starter. IMO, you are either unfamiliar with his body of work or are hand waving the very attributes that make him a highly ranked prospect in the first place.

Add to this that the pitcher has already incorporated a very good change to an ultra plus curve and fastball, so he avoids the whole "3rd pitch" dilemma that has stalled many a projectable young starter with good stuff from being complete enough to get through lineups consistently and/or provide a weapon to get out other-handed batters. Betances, it's worth nothing, has very good numbers against LHB, primarily because he can set them up for that dying curve on the outside corner to freeze the hitter.

To the 3 outstanding offerings Betances adds a very effective cutter and two-seam fastball to give him him a lethal arsenal. In 2010, we saw what that repertoire does when he controls/commands it.

2011 was a step back, and he'll probably always have to be alert about his release point due to his size, but from what I've observed, that just means he may fall short of being a horse as a starter (think U-Jim), not that he'll plummet all the way to being a reliever. The stuff, the pitch variety, even the pitch-ability and the stretches where he has worked with consistent control and enough command to produce excellent results are a good hedge against the bleak future for him you paint here."
You're just being silly. He's a YANKEES prospect, so he can't be as good as the other prospects...
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Posted: 1/18/2012 8:23 PM

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AcuraMan wrote:

Despite being just 19 years old and with fewer than 600 pro plate appearances to his credit, he’s the best offensive prospect in the system with Montero on the way out, a right-handed bat offering power and patience worthy of the $3M signing bonus the team gave him in 2009. He’s not as polished as Montero was at that age, but their offensive upside is comparable.

“Sanchez has a purer swing and more patience at the plate than Jesus Montero, to whom he’s often compared,” said Baseball America in the subscriber-only write-up of their top ten Yankees prospects list. “Sanchez has similar raw power, too, and scouts project him as a plus hitter in terms of both average and pop.”

Sanchez’s defense lags behind his offense, but the general consensus is that he has a better chance to remain behind the plate long-term than Montero because he isn’t as big (listed at 6-foot-2, 220 lbs.). Reports on his defense this year weren’t great, but at this point the glovework is secondary. As impressive as Dante Bichette Jr. and Ravel Santana were in their pro debuts this year, Sanchez is the team’s best hope of replacing the offense they’re trading away in Montero. He’s got the kind of power and patience needed to be a star hitter, but he also has more to work on than his prospect predecessor.

The Importance of Gary Sanchez

Aman, there is no hiding from what JC said  He has so much trouble with breaking balls that he doesn’t like to call for them. 

As bad as Montero defense was never did anyone ever say that  about him..   I am not sure how you fix that in a catching prospect.  Maybe Patrick will ask the minor league people about JC comment.  I will sure like to hear their side of this.. This might also be something that Frankie P might want to comment on as well.
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Posted: 1/18/2012 8:46 PM

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yankee54 wrote:
AcuraMan wrote:

Despite being just 19 years old and with fewer than 600 pro plate appearances to his credit, he’s the best offensive prospect in the system with Montero on the way out, a right-handed bat offering power and patience worthy of the $3M signing bonus the team gave him in 2009. He’s not as polished as Montero was at that age, but their offensive upside is comparable.

“Sanchez has a purer swing and more patience at the plate than Jesus Montero, to whom he’s often compared,” said Baseball America in the subscriber-only write-up of their top ten Yankees prospects list. “Sanchez has similar raw power, too, and scouts project him as a plus hitter in terms of both average and pop.”

Sanchez’s defense lags behind his offense, but the general consensus is that he has a better chance to remain behind the plate long-term than Montero because he isn’t as big (listed at 6-foot-2, 220 lbs.). Reports on his defense this year weren’t great, but at this point the glovework is secondary. As impressive as Dante Bichette Jr. and Ravel Santana were in their pro debuts this year, Sanchez is the team’s best hope of replacing the offense they’re trading away in Montero. He’s got the kind of power and patience needed to be a star hitter, but he also has more to work on than his prospect predecessor.

The Importance of Gary Sanchez

Aman, there is no hiding from what JC said  He has so much trouble with breaking balls that he doesn’t like to call for them. 

As bad as Montero defense was never did anyone ever say that  about him..   I am not sure how you fix that in a catching prospect.  Maybe Patrick will ask the minor league people about JC comment.  I will sure like to hear their side of this.. This might also be something that Frankie P might want to comment on as well.
Its a question of confidence. Sanchez is only going into his "age 19" season. It is incredibly foolish to write off his ability to do anything, as well as be able to overcome any of his short comings defensive, at this stage in the game.

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Posted: 1/18/2012 9:00 PM

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michcusejoe5 wrote:
Its a question of confidence. Sanchez is only going into his "age 19" season. It is incredibly foolish to write off his ability to do anything, as well as be able to overcome any of his short comings defensive, at this stage in the game.

If Sanchez grew up in the United States, he'd be less than a year removed from high school, so yeah, I'd say the book on him is less than complete.
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Posted: 1/18/2012 9:09 PM

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CHIYANKEE wrote:
michcusejoe5 wrote:
Its a question of confidence. Sanchez is only going into his "age 19" season. It is incredibly foolish to write off his ability to do anything, as well as be able to overcome any of his short comings defensive, at this stage in the game.

If Sanchez grew up in the United States, he'd be less than a year removed from high school, so yeah, I'd say the book on him is less than complete.
He would have probably been playing "Varsity Baseball" last spring. I highly doubt you can find me a guy who is a year removed from his senior season of HS varsity baseball who does not have virtually infinite room to improve upon their game.

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Posted: 1/18/2012 9:13 PM

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michcusejoe5 wrote:
CHIYANKEE wrote:
If Sanchez grew up in the United States, he'd be less than a year removed from high school, so yeah, I'd say the book on him is less than complete.
He would have probably been playing "Varsity Baseball" last spring. I highly doubt you can find me a guy who is a year removed from his senior season of HS varsity baseball who does not have virtually infinite room to improve upon their game.
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Posted: 1/18/2012 9:14 PM

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CHIYANKEE wrote:
michcusejoe5 wrote:
CHIYANKEE wrote:
If Sanchez grew up in the United States, he'd be less than a year removed from high school, so yeah, I'd say the book on him is less than complete.
He would have probably been playing "Varsity Baseball" last spring. I highly doubt you can find me a guy who is a year removed from his senior season of HS varsity baseball who does not have virtually infinite room to improve upon their game.
Sometimes you just have to consider the agenda of the poster you are responding to.    banghead
Foolish compulsion to find fault with Yankee prospects at any cost...If he was 20 years old, and this continued, I'd be getting concerned...

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Posted: 1/18/2012 9:41 PM

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I thought since I made "19 years old" in ginormous letters the poster might just get it, apparently just like everything else he doesn't get it.


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Posted: 1/18/2012 10:08 PM

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AcuraMan wrote: I thought since I made "19 years old" in ginormous letters the poster might just get it, apparently just like everything else he doesn't get it.
Yes, even when I said that if he was 20 years old, I'd be getting concerned, I should have put CONCERNED in big letters. Concerned is different from giving up. So...in other words, he works on this in the upcoming season...and when he improves or if he doesn't, you address his needs. He has several seasons before it's going to be time for his MLB debut deadline. It would be nice if he could get up for a cup of coffee in 2013 or 2014 and be ready to go in 2015...Anything sooner than that would be gravy...
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CHIYANKEE wrote:
michcusejoe5 wrote:
CHIYANKEE wrote:
If Sanchez grew up in the United States, he'd be less than a year removed from high school, so yeah, I'd say the book on him is less than complete.
He would have probably been playing "Varsity Baseball" last spring. I highly doubt you can find me a guy who is a year removed from his senior season of HS varsity baseball who does not have virtually infinite room to improve upon their game.
Sometimes you just have to consider the agenda of the poster you are responding to.    banghead
Please stop feeding the bears.  It only encourages them to hang around humans, which means other have to walk through bear poop.
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Posted: 1/19/2012 1:40 AM

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Jose Pirela was 1 for 3 with a walk in Zulia's 3-1 win over Caribes.  Pirela is 5 for 12 with a HR and a walk in his last three games, upping his posit-season BA to .265, 13 for 49. Zulia has won two in a row after losing their first 11 games in the VWL's five team, 16-games-for-each-team round-robin.  Zulia's two wins have come against the teams 1-2 in the round-robin, putting hem both in jeopardy of not qualifying for the Championship Series.

Jose Molina was 0-3 for the Caribes.  He is is batting .313 in the post-season, 15 for 48 with 5 HRs.

Wilkins Arias allowed a single and struck out a batter in his appearance for Aguilas.  Cesar Cabral relieved later in the inning with two on and one out and struck out the only batter he faced.  Arias has a 0.00 ERA in the post-season, I think in 5.3 Innings and nine appearances.  Cabral has a 27.00 ERA in 1 inning in the post-season.  He struck out the only batter he faced in his first and fourth outings in the post-season.  In between, in two outings, he allowed five of the six batters he faced to reach   safely.  Aguilas finished with a 9-9 record in the four-team DWL round-robin in the post-season.  I think they are going to play in the championshoip series because of winning the head-to-head tiebreaker with Licey, but that is only a guess on my part that the DWL has a tie-breaker and it is head-to-head competition in the round-robin.  It is certainly possible they have a one game playoff or an different tiebreaker.

In the LMP, Culiacan played at home vs Guasave, trailing Guasave three games to two in their best-of-seven semifinal series.  Ramiro Pena singled and scored his first time up to give Culiacan a 1-0 lead in the third inning.  Guasave erased that lead in the sixth inning with back-to-back HRs by Mario Valenzuela and Jesus Lopez leading off the top of the sixth inning.

Refugio Cervantes hit a 3-run HR in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Culiacan a 4-2 lead.  Mario Valenzuela led off the top of the 8th ining with his second HR of the game, cutting the Culiacn lead to 4-3 and Jesus Lopesz followed with a double.  After a sac bunt, Oliver Perez was called on to get a left-handed batter and prevent the tying run from scoring.  Perez, who had been signed by Seattle earlier in the day, has been used to get one or two left-handed batters out and had not pitched well despite good ERAs in both the regular and post-season. In the regular season, Perez posted a 0.62 ERA in 14.3 IP despite allowing 8 walks and 8 hits.  He made 23 appearances. Several times he let inherited runners in and several times other relievers bailed him out of the messes he created and left.  in the post-season he had a 0.00 ERA, but he had done the same poor job.

Today was no different.  Perez allowed a single to the only batter he faced, getting a blown save.  Amauri Sanit came on to get the next two batters. Perez retained his 0.00 ERA in the post-season but may have cost Culiacan the opportunity to play game 7.

With the scored tied 4-4, Amauri Sanit retired the first two batters of the top of the ninth, but then allowed a single, double, and single for two runs and Culiacan entered the bottom of the ninth needing two runs to stave off elimination.  Sanit was 3-0 with a 0.62 ERA and 0.73 WHIP in the regular season, allowing just 3 ER in 43.7 IP.  In the post-season, though, he allowed 6 ER in 7 innings, posting a 7.71 ERA.

Refugio Cervantes, who had hit the 3-run HR that had temporarily given Culiacan a 4-2 lead, led off the ninth with a double, allowing the tying run to get to the plate, but the  next three batters were retired in order and Culiacan's season was over.  Oliver Perez had a blown save and Amauri Sanit took the loss.

Ramiro Pena singled his first two times up and finished 2 for 4 with a .349 BA in the post-season, 15 for 43 with 3 HRs.

Jorge Vazquez, who was hitting .205 in the post-season, 8 for 39, did not even play.  I'm not sure if he is hurt or just slumping, but after an excellent regular season when he led the league with 60 RBI in 54 games (I think) and was second with 18 HRs, it speaks volumes if he was benched in a critical game.  Given how often he played only six or seven innings of a game from near the end of the season through the post-season and that Vazquez had missed six games just before playing partial games, I suspect he was hurt.  If he is hurt, I hope he heals in time for spring training.

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jwildfogel wrote:
CHIYANKEE wrote:
michcusejoe5 wrote:
CHIYANKEE wrote:
If Sanchez grew up in the United States, he'd be less than a year removed from high school, so yeah, I'd say the book on him is less than complete.
He would have probably been playing "Varsity Baseball" last spring. I highly doubt you can find me a guy who is a year removed from his senior season of HS varsity baseball who does not have virtually infinite room to improve upon their game.
Sometimes you just have to consider the agenda of the poster you are responding to.    banghead
Please stop feeding the bears.  It only encourages them to hang around humans, which means other have to walk through bear poop.
And some of that bear poop is darn near to un-bear-able...
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