Arizona Fall League
Kris Bryant went opposite field in the 8th inning for his fifth homer but the two-run shot wasn't enough as Mesa fell 3-2 to Salt River. Bryant was 1-3 with a walk in his 11th game. He leads the league in runs (14), 2B (6), HR (5), RBI (16), TB (45), AVG (.422), SLG (.933) and OPS (1.404).
Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the ninth inning. Soler (.300/.327/.440) has a hit in every game. Almora (.297/.333/.541) entered the game in the ninth to pinch run for Soler after his single.
Armando Rivero allowed a leadoff walk but the runner was thrown out trying to steal second. After a groundout, Rivero surrendered a double and a RBI single in what ended up being the deciding run of the game. The right-handed reliever has allowed an earned run in his last five outings and sports a 7.71 ERA.
Venezuelan Winter League
Had Monday off. Cubs prospects in the VWL are pitchers Yeiper Castillo, Yoanner Negrin, Loiger Padron, Frank Del Valle, Eduardo Figueroa and Hector Rondon. Catcher Wilson Contreras is the only position player. OF Dave Sappelt has returned to the states. Negrin is tied for the lead league in wins (3) and is second in innings pitched (20) and strikeouts (18).
Dominican Winter League
Had the day off. Cubs prospects in the DWL are pitchers Frank Batista, Rafael Dolis, Marcos Mateo, Jeffry Antigua and Alberto Cabrera. Position players in the league include Jeimer Candelario, 3b; Arismendy Alcantara, 2B; Julio Borbon, OF; Mat Gamel, 1B.
Mexican Pacific Winter League