Winterball Roundup - 12/1

Catcher Taylor Teagarden belted his first home run in the Dominican Winter League on Wednesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League

Nevegantes del Magallanes shortstop Andres Blanco got his average back above the .300 mark by going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a stolen base.

The 26-year-old has a solid overall line in his first 14 contests this winter, hitting .306 with five doubles, five walks, seven strikeouts, and four stolen bases. Blanco has also provided versatility by filling spots at second base, shortstop, and third base.

Caracas right-hander Guillermo Moscoso (2.28 ERA/.198 BAA) continued to look like one of the top starting pitchers in LVBP this season. The hurler allowed just one run on two hits in 5.1 innings, walking one and striking out seven.

Since moving into the Leones starting rotation, Moscoso has posted the following line – 24.2 ip, 15 h, 4 er, 7 bb, 22 k. He has a 1.46 ERA as a starting pitcher.

La Guaira split a doubleheader at Zuila on Wednesday evening. Designated hitter and cleanup man Max Ramirez (.305/.392/.419) combined to go 2-for-4 with three walks and a HBP in the two games.

Lefty specialist Joe Ortiz (1.50 ERA/.208 BAA) pitched in the first game and retired the only hitter he faced. Fellow southpaws are 3-for-16 against Ortiz this winter.

Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

After playing a couple of games in center field, Renny Osuna played a much more familiar position on Wednesday. The 25-year-old manned third base and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Fellow Rangers farmhand David Paisano played in center and was hitless in four trips, striking out once.

Shortstop Edwin Garcia singled once, walked three times, and scored four runs for Caracas. Garcia now has eight free passes in 46 plate appearances, giving him a .391 on-base percentage despite a .243 batting average.

Dominican Winter League

Estrellas Orientales catcher Taylor Teagarden got the start on Wednesday and went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer. The 26-year-old has played in five games, going 3-for-17 with a double, a homer, two walks, and six strikeouts.

First baseman Chris Davis went hitless in four trips, dropping his average to .286 through his first 13 contests.

Engel Beltre (.333/.359/.383) was 0-for-3 officially, but he did draw his first walk in the Dominican. Beltre, who was playing in his 23rd winterball game, now has one free pass in 66 plate appearances.

Toros starting second baseman Esteban German (.328/.371/.422) extended his hitting streak to six games with a pair of singles in four at-bats. He also had a run-producing sacrifice fly.

Left fielder Julio Borbon (.378/.452/.486) singled once in three trips.

Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared on Wednesday.

Mexican Pacific League

Jose Felix, the only Rangers prospect currently playing in Mexico, did not see action in Wednesday's contest.

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