Giants Winter Ball Roundup: 10/20/2011

Gary Brown struggling in Arizona. Brandon Belt finding his form in the DR. Tyler Graham doing it all in Mexico. Hector Sanchez raking in his native Venezuela. All that and more as GiantsPipeline takes a look at Wednesday's winter leagues action.

Games played Wednesday, October 19.


The Scorpions took a tough loss to the Mesa Solar Sox on Wednesday. With a 5-4 lead going into the ninth, the Scorps blew it, losing by a final score of 6-5. Gary Brown was the only Giants player to see the field -- he went 0-for-5 with 3 strikeouts and is now hitting just .200 on the Fall campaign. It's pretty safe to say the 23-year-old California League Rookie of the Year is struggling at this point. Hicks leads Mesa past Norris, Scottsdale


Brandon Belt hit third and played right field for the Leones in the Dominican League Wednesday night. Brandon got off to a rough start, striking out in his first two at bats, but he bounced back nicely and finished the game 1-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and a walk. Brandon is now hitting .222 through 6 games.

Francisco Peguero played center field and hit ninth for the Gigantes, also in the Dominican League. Peguero went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and is hitting .238 so far.


Tyler Graham is the leadoff hitter and center fielder for the Tomateros de Culiacan in the Mexican League. Tyler had a very nice game Wednesday night, going 3-for-4 with a double and a bunt single. The 27-year-old speedster had one RBI to go with it and raised his average to .281. Tyler had an outfield assist as well, throwing a runner out at home plate to end the game.


Both Hector Sanchez and Ehire Adrianza are on the roster for the Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan League. The 22-year-old Adrianza has not played much, but Sanchez has played very well so far -- albeit with a small sample size. The 21-year-old catcher is hitting .429 after four games, with a home run, a double and 5 RBI. Sanchez did not play Wednesday night, however.

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