Fall, Winter Ball Reports #2

This is the second report on Dodger players in the various fall and winterr leagues. Those included are the Arizona Fall, Hawaii Winter, Mexican Pacific, Dominican and Venezuela leagues.

    ARIZONA FALL-- Third baseman Blake DeWitt has taken over as the hot hitter for the Peoria Saguaros with a .385 mark although he has no home runs. Shoertstop Chin-lung Hu was hitting .273 with one homer when he left the team to join Taiwan's which iss getting ready to host the upcoming World Cup. Outfielder Xavier Paul's bat is starting to stir as he's moved his average up to .282.

Among the pitchers, Greg Miller's last start was his best yet but his ERA is still a huge 13.50 and he's 0-2. Justin Orenduff is 0-1, 2.25, Zach Hammes is 0-0, 4.91, Wesley Wright is 0-0, 4.76. Cory Wade doesn't appear all that often but he's thrown well when he does and has a 1.69 ERA as a result.

The Saguaros are still way down at 6-12.

  HAWAII WINTER-- Steve Johnson lost his last start and is now 2-2, 2.78. The other two Dodger pitchers on the West Oahu staff are having a rough go. Garrett White is 0-1, 7.38 and Kyle Wilson has a 10.43 ERA while losing three decisions.

Among the hitters, Jamie Hoffmann is batting .222. Third baseman Josh Bell was the subject of a recent article in which the Dodgers said they were pleased with his hitting although it's hard to see why for he's at .191 with just one home run.

Outfielder Ryan Rogwski hit his first home run, has stolen five bases but is averaging only .230. Catcher Kenley Jansen is hitting just .208.

The CaneFires are languishing at 8-17.

MEXICAN PACIFIC-- The pitchers are generally handling themselves well. Francisco Felix has dropped his only decision but has an 0.87 ERA. Maurico Trequida is 1-0, 2.31, Jesus Rodriguez is 2-0, 3.05, Matt Riley is 1-0, 3.38, Thomas Melgarejo is 0-1, 4.85 but Spike Lundberg is lagging at 0-3, 5.94.

Among the hitters, Marshall McDougall is batting .309 with two homers but John Lindsey has dropped down to .234 although he's sent three out of the yard. Sergio Garcia stands at .227.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-- Of the various Dodgers listed on the rosters only two have seen service thus far. Outfielder Wilkin Ruan is hitting .308 but righthander Ramon Troncoso has been roughed up and is 0-1, 21.60

VENEZUELA-- Jonathan Figueroa, who is being used in relief, has thrown 6.2 innings and has yet to be scored upon. Alberto Bastardo has a 3.12 ERA. Eric Cyr made a strong debut in which he went five innings, giving up four hits and a single run.

Joey Norrito is 1-1, 3.00 and Alvis Ojeda has a 1.42 ERA. Miguel Pinango's ERA is 3.86. He's lost one game.

The only Dodger position player currently in action is infielder Luiz Maza, batting just .224.

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