Dodgers Winter League Report No. 3

The third Winter League Report finds shortstop/second base Christian Lara in Venezuela and pitcher James McDonald in the Dominican making their debut.

Twenty-year-old Andrew Lambo, one of the brightest outfield prospects in the Dodgers system, had led the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League to a number of victories recently..

"You can learn a lot from having such a good, solid team," Lambo said. "You learn a lot about how you act. We really don't have anyone down on the bench. It helps when you don't have a bunch of guys down and out."

Lambo, who is hitting .342 through 17 Arizona Fall League games, banged out three hits to snap a 0-for-12 in his previous three games, but Lambo wasn't overly concerned about it.

"It's part of baseball, you're going to have some struggles. You've just got to hang with it and you'll bounce back," he said. "You have to learn how to bounce back from those dry spells.

"When our hitters are struggling, our pitchers come in and pick us up, and when they're struggling, we pick them up," he said. "That defines a good team right there."

Winter League Leaders
Luis Maza, who had a great season for Albuquerque, is playing in the Venezuelan League and tops the Dodgers hitters with a .405 average, Andrew Lambo (.342), Lucas May and Russ Mitchell (.325) are also doing well. Lambo and Mitchell play in the Arizona Fall League and Mitchell has five home runs and 24 runs batted in.

Closers Javy Guerra (Inland Empire) has yet to allow and earned run and Scott Strickland has five saves. The Isotopes Dwayne Pollok, working in the Dominican Winter League, is 2-0 and has struck out 19 while walking just one batter.

The complete list of Dodger players in winter leagues:

  LEAGUES

 Arizona Fall 		 ave   ops  gm  ab  r   h 2b 3b hr  bi
Andrew Lambo lf	        .342  .891  17  73 12  25  4  1  2  15
Russ Mitchell 1b	.325 1.024  21  83 20  27  8  1  5  24
Luke May c		.325 1.008  12  40  7  13  6  0  2  12
Tray Robinson cf	.273  .777   9  33  7   9  0  2  0   3 
Justin Sellers ss	.226  .605  12  31  4   7  2  0  0   2 
Jessie Mier c		.200  .573   8  25  5   5  1  0  0   1  

 Pitching		w-l  era  gm gs   in  h bb so   ave
Javy Guerra		0-0  0.00  8  0  9.0  6  5  7  .182
Kenley Jensen		0-0  0.00  3  0  3.0  1  2  6  .100  
*Aaron Miller		0-0  2.08  3  0  4.1  3  3  5  .188
Trav Schilchting	2-1  2.57  5  4 14.0 13 10 12  .255
Eric Krebs		0-0  2.79  9  0  9.2 11  7 13  .282
 Save- Krebs.  *- injured.

 Dominican		ave   ops  gm  ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi
Ramon Nivar		.333  .429   9   3  3  1  0  0  0  1
Hector Luna of		.289  .708  20  26 11 22  3  0  0 10
Elian Herrera		.282  .762  17  39  8 11  2  1  0  1
Vin Rottino c 		.281  .707  11  32  1  9  1  0  0  1
Jovan Rosario of	.250  .546  11  32  3  8  1  0  0  4
Jamie Hoffman of	.245  .650  16  53  6 13  5  0  0  4
Blake DeWitt 3b	        .172  .422  10  29  0  5  0  0  0  2
Antonio Perez ss	.148  .258   9  27  5  4  1  0  0  1
Alf Silverio		.000  .000   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0

 Pitching		w-l  era  gm gs   in  h bb so   ave
Tim Corcoran		0-2  5.40  4  4 15.0 14  8 14  .255
Miguel Sanfler		0-0 10.80  3  0  1.2  3  0  0  .375
James McDonald		0-1 15.43  1  0  2.1  4  2  3  .444

 Venezuela		ave   ops  gm  ab  r   h 2b 3b hr  bi
Luis Maza 		.405  .960  19  79  13  32  5  0  1  5
Eduardo Perez		.271  .847  17  59  12  16  3  1  3 13
Juan Gonzalez		.250  .750  10  20   3   5  2  0  0  1
Cristian Lara		.182  .545   3  11   2   2  0  1  0  3

 Pitching		w-l  era  gm gs   in    h bb so   ave
Scott Strickland	0-0  2.25  8  0   8.0   9  4  8  .281
Harvey Garcia		2-0  2.53 12  0  10.2   8  7 17  .205
Alb Bastardo		2-0  3.67  6  6  27.0  24  8 17  .238
Dwayne Pollok		2-1  3.98  4  4  20.1  21  1 19  .263
Marcel Prado		0-0  4.15  7  0   4.1   9  4  2  .409
Henry Bonilla		2-3  5.92  3  2  24.1  30  9 20  .303
Kendy Batista		0-0  9.00  3  0   3.0   4  2  3  .308
J.D. Durbin		0-1 11.81  5  4  10.2  17  7  4  .378
 Saves- Strickland 5, Batista, Garcia

 Mexican		ave   obp  gm  ab  r  h  2b 3b hr  bi
Dee Brown of		.276  .833  28 105 17  29  4  0  5  19
Gabe Gutierrez		.276  .706  20  58  7  16  5  0  0   7
Scott Van Slyke	        .250  .615   9  32  6   8  2  0  0   0

 Pitching		w-l  era  gm gs   in    h bb so   ave
Floren Bustillos	0-0  0.84  8  0  10.2   3  9 10  .086
Francisco Felix	        1-0  1.59 16  0  17.0  12  7 17  .203
Jesus Castillo		2-1  1.84  6  3  14.2  10  9  7  .192
Hyang-Nam Choi		0-0  4.50  2  0   4.0   5  0  3  .294 
Jesus Rodriguez	        0-4  5.96 11  4  22.2  22 14  5  .259
Thom Melgarejo 	        0-0  6.75  5  0   5.1   6  0  8  .273
Javier Solano		0-0 27.00  1  0   1.0   3  1  0  .500

  Puerto Rico		w-l  era  gm gs   in    h bb so   ave
Roberto Feliciano	0-0  -.--  1  0   0-0   0  0  0  .---   

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