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Weekly notebook focuses on St. Louis Cardinals prospects in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia and Panama.

Weekly notebook focuses on St. Louis Cardinals prospects in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia and Panama. Heath Wyatt continues to pitch regularly in the Dominican.

Stats are through December 17th.

 Dominican (Winter) League

Six-team league

Season runs from October 15th through December 21st

Leones del Escogido –

Heath Wyatt (Memphis):  Wyatt was scored upon in the first of his two relief efforts this week, the first time he has been scored upon in back-to-back appearances this season.  The righty entered the fifth with one run already across and his team down 4-3.  Wyatt fanned his opponents’ number two batter swinging but gave three straight singles, resulting in another run scoring and runners at the corners.  Two subsequent relievers each recorded an out, limiting the damage to Wyatt’s numbers.  He did much better the next day, tossing a clean sixth to keep Escogido’s deficit to 1-0.  Wyatt used three consecutive ground outs to negate a lead-off single.   His cumulative numbers:  2-0, 24 G, 1.74 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 20.2 IP, 20 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 9 BB, 15 SO, .253 BAA, .302 BABIP, 20 IR/8 IRS in 11 chances

 Mexican Pacific League

The eight-team Mexican League got underway October 9th and the regular season concludes December 29th.

Naranjeros de Hermosillo –

Ronnie Shaban (Springfield):  Shaban is still listed as a reserve on Hermosillo’s roster, having not pitched since October 25th.  He has compiled a dismal record with one blown save in one game, a loss in another and three of four inherited runners crossing and has given up seven hits and three base-on-balls in 5 2/3 frames over six appearances for a 1.76 WHIP and .304 BAA, .389 BABIP.  Shaban has been charged with only two runs, giving him a misleading 3.17 ERA and 3.02 FIP. 

Tomateros de Culiacan –

Irving Wilson (DSL):  Wilson subbed in as catcher in the sixth inning of first of two games on Saturday but did not get a plate appearance.  His overall mark remains .217/.308/.261/.569, 5-for-23 in 16 games with a double, three base-on-balls, three runs scored, two driven in and seven strikeouts, .313 BABIP.

 Columbian League

The five-team Columbian League’s season commenced on November 13th and finishes on January 6, 2016.  Right-hander Jonathan Escudero (Johnson City) pitches for Caimanes while southpaw Dewin Perez (Peoria) is part of Cartegena’s staff. 

Caimanes de Barranquilla –

Jonathan Escudero (Johnson City):  Escudero has pitched 21 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs, earned, on 17 hits and two free passes for a 3.38 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and .218 BAA, .262 BABIP.  The 22-year-old has struck out 18 of the 86 batters he has faced.

Tigres de Cartegena –

Dewin Perez (Peoria):  Perez, who is listed as ‘Darwin Perez’, has thrown 13 1/3 innings with lousy results.  The southpaw has yielded 10 runs on 16 hits and eight base-on-balls, translating to a 6.75 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and .291 BAA, .319 BABIP.  Perez has fanned eight.

 Panama League

The Panama League got underway on December 10th and runs through mid-January 2016.  It includes three St. Louis Cardinals’ farmhands: shortstops Allen Cordoba (GCL) and Edmundo Sosa (Johnson City and outfielder Jonathan Rivera (GSL).

The league’s official website is under construction so the only information coming out of Panama is via random team tweets and newspaper articles.  One local news agency indicated that Panama has requested permission of MLB to include both Cordoba and Sosa on their national team for an upcoming competition.

 

Bonus for members of The Cardinal Nation: Cardinals Winter League Notebook 14: Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua

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