Winter League action November 20

The Arizona Fall League ended it's season. The league consisted of six teams, has a roster consisting of six players from each of five different major-league organizations, with most clubs sending only their most highly regarded prospects each year.

Games are played in spring-training ballparks. They are usually played in front of crowds of no more than a couple hundred paying fans, most of whom appear to be of retirement age, and a dozen or so scouts with radar guns and clipboards.

Each player wears the major-league jersey and pants of his own organization, meaning as many as 10 different big-league uniforms can appear in each game.

Each major-league club also sends a seventh "taxi squad" player who can only play on Wednesdays and Sundays.

"I knew I was on the "taxi squad" coming in," said Dodgers prospect Russell Mitchell, a corner infielder and a taxi-squad player for the Rafters. "But this league is awesome, and it is a privilege just to be here."

With a late-season spurt, Mitchell led the Dodgers in the AFL with a .364 average, although he only played in six games.

In its relatively brief history, the AFL has seen 1,600 of its alumni go on to at least appear in the major leagues. Of the 210 players who played in the AFL last fall, 86 of them were on active major-league rosters this season, including Dodgers rookies Blake DeWitt, Chin-lung Hu and Cory Wade. Seven, including DeWitt and Hu, were on opening-day rosters.

Current Dodgers mainstays Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, James Loney and Russell Martin all are veterans of at least one season in the AFL.

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE
Surprise lost their final game in the Arizona Fall League, edged by Peoria 4-3. Despite a Hodges playing third base for the Rafters, it wasn't Gil and no other Dodgers appeared in the finale.

The standings:

National Division - Final
        	         W-L	  pct	gb
Phoenix        	        18-18	 .500	--
Peoria Javelinas  	16-22	 .421	3.0
Surprise 	        12-26	 .316	7.0

 Hitters	ave  gm  ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi
Russ Mitchell	.364  6  22  2  8  1  1  1  5
Jamie Hoffman	.314 10  35 11 11  2  2  0  6
Andrew Lambo	.313 17  67  8 21  3  1  1 10
**Ivan De Jesus	.254 16  67  9 17  3  1  0  4
Lucas May	.183 21  82  8 15  4  0  1  6      

 Pitchers	w-l   era gm gs in  h  bb  so
*Jesus Castillo	0-0  0.00  1  0  2  2   0   2
T. Schlichting	0-1  1.50 13  0 12 10   5   6
Justin Orenduff	3-3  5.79  8  8 28 30  11  29
Brent Leach	0-0  8.80 10  0 15 23   6   8
 Save- Schlitchting 3, Leach.
 *Playing in Mexican Winter League.
 **Playing in the Puerto Rico League.
HAWAII WINTER LEAGUE

 East Division- Final
	         w-l     pct   gb
Waikiki	        19-19   .500   --
Honolulu	17-20   .459   1.5	  

 Hitters   ave  gm  ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi	
Alfredo Silverio .241  30 112 18 27  8  0  0  9
Tommy Giles	.184  23  76  5 14  5  1  0  3	
Alex Garabedian	.154  16  52  4  8  3  0  0  2

 Pitching	w-l  era  gm gs  in  h bb  so
David Pfeiffer	1-0  1.59 11  0  17  7  4  11
Jordan Pratt	0-1  2.53 10  0  21 16 14  34
Javy Guerra	0-1  4.24 11  1  23 20  9  28
 Saves: Pfeiffer 3, Pratt, Guerra.
DOMINICAN LEAGUE
Ramon Troncoso started his first game in the Dominican league and won, lowering his ERA to 1.50.

 Hitters	ave  gm ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi
Pablo Ozuna	.458  6 24  4 11  3  0  0  1  
Wilkin Ruan	.297 12 37  3 11  1  1  0  1 
Jovanny Rosario	.211  9 19  2  4  0  0  0  4
Angel Berroa	.091  3 11  2  1  1  0  0  2 

 Pitchers	w-l   era gm gs in  h  bb  so
Jacobo Meque	0-0  0.00  1  0  1  1   1  1
Ramon Troncoso	1-0  1.50  2  1  6  5   0  2
Juan Cedeño	0-0  4.50  9  0  6  9   2  5	
Yhency Brazoban	1-1  9.00  2  0  1  0   2  0
MEXICAN LEAGUE
Shortstop Chin Lung Hu made his Winter League debut, going hitless in three trips..

 Hitters	ave  gm  ab  r   h 2b 3b hr bi
Xavier Paul	.312 32 125 30  39  5  0  7 16
John Lindsey	.208 14  48  3  10  2  0  2  5  
Fran Lizarraga	.161 14  31  1   5  0  0  0  0
Gabe Gutierrez	.071  8  14  1   1  0  0  0  1
Chin-Lung Hu	.000  1   3  0   0  0  0  0  0    

 Pitchers	w-l   era gm gs  in  h  bb  so
Francisco Felix	0-0  2.65 17  0  17 11   6  17
Jesus Castillo	0-0  3.38 10  0  11 12   3   6
Eric Stults	0-2  5.40  4  4  20 22   4  18
Jesus Rodriguez	1-4  6.14  8  8  37 37  19  24
Javier Solano	0-0 54.00  1  0   1  1   2   3
 Saves- Felix.	
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
Marcel Prado jumped into second place on the earned run average list with a .123, trailing only Albert Bastardo's 1.05.

 Hitters	ave  gm  ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi
Luis Maza	.371  9  35  5 13  2  0  0  3 	
Adolfo Gonzalez	.350  8  20  4  7  1  0  0  2
Juan Gonzalez	.300 21  50 12 15  3  0  1  8  

 Pitchers	w-l   era gm gs in  h  bb  so
Albert Bastardo	1-0  1.05  9  0  9  6   4   5
Marcel Prado	0-0  1.23  7  0  7  5   6   8
Victor Garate	3-0  1.59  8  0 11  7   7  13
Miguel Pinango	0-0  2.57 13  0 21 20   2   8	
Eduardo Perez	2-0  3.21  9  0 14  8   7  12
BJ LaMura	1-2  3.86  6  6 23 30  13  11
Heath Totten	2-2  4.10  7  7 37 41   8  22
 Save- Bastardo 2, Perez.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Jaime Ortiz got another chance to hit -- and he did, giving him three hits in four trips and a .750 average.

 Hitters	        ave  gm  ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi
Jaime Ortiz        	.750  5   4  1  3  0  0  0  1
Ivan De Jesus        	.311 11  45 11 14  3  2  3  9

 Pitchers	        w-l   era gm gs in  h  bb so
Andres Santiago	        0-0  0.00  1  0  1  1   0  0
Jerome Williams	        0-1  2.08  1  1  4  4   0  2
Roberto Feliciano	0-0 13.50  1  0  1  0   3  1

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