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Caribbean World Series is set as well as a look at the Cubs 16th round pick Holden Cammack.

2016  Draft Class Update—Holden Cammack, RHP

Imagine spending your entire career as a catcher and then you make the switch to the mound at your third college, toss 31 innings and get drafted in the 16th round—meet Holden Cammack. An Under Armour All-American as a high school catcher in Texas, Cammack attended Blinn Junior College in Texas for two years and earned a scholarship to Costal Carolina based on his defensive skills. After making four starts for the Chanticleers, he suffered an elbow injury and required Tommy John surgery—ending his season and career at Costal Carolina. Cammack sat out the 2015 season after transferring to Oral Roberts and spent the summer catching in the Northwoods League for the Duluth Huskies. Listed as a C/RHP in the Oral Roberts media guide, Cammack made his debut on the mound in February and appeared in 20 games, fanning 11.61 K/9 in 31 innings. The 23-year-old was impressive in the NCAA regionals, tossing three shutout frames against Arizona State with three strikeouts. After signing on July 15, Cammack made his pro debut for Mesa in the Arizona Rookie League and continued his pitching education, appearing in seven games—7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 12 K. Reports out of Mesa had Cammack’s fastball in the low 90s and look for him to be part of the bullpen in Eugene in his first full season.

Venezuelan Winter League

Zulia will represent Venezuela in the Caribbean World Series. Infielder Bryant Flete played for Zulia during the regular season (.246. 42 games) but didn’t see any action during the post-season.

Dominican Winter League

In the deciding Game 9, Licey scored five times in the top of the sixth and beat Aguilas 6-2. 3B Chesny Young (.314) went 1-for-4 in the loss.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

Mexicali clinched a berth in the Caribbean World Series with a 13-1 win over Los Mochis in Game 6.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas will represent Puerto Rico at the Caribbean World Series that RH Miguel Mejia (1-2, 1.64 ERA, 22 IP) appeared in 22 games for Caguas during the regular season and recorded six holds during the playoffs (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 14 IP)

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