Winterball Roundup - 12/14

After a quiet night on Monday, there were plenty of games in the various Caribbean winter leagues on Tuesday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


La Guaira cleanup man Max Ramirez (.312/.413/.413) had two singles, a walk, and a strikeout in his four plate appearances.

The 26-year-old Ramirez has played in 41 games this winterball season, with 10 coming behind the plate, two at first base, and the rest at designated hitter.

Lefty specialist Joe Ortiz (1.29 ERA/.281 BAA) recorded a strikeout, gave up a double, and walked a hitter intentionally. While two of his three inherited runners scored, he didn't allow any runs of his own and lowered his ERA to 1.29.

Andres Blanco (.309/.359/.383) batted leadoff for Magallanes and went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt and a run-scoring sacrifice fly.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

Centerfielder David Paisano (.289/.327/.381) was the only Rangers prospect to see action in winterball on Monday. The Venezuela native went 1-for-5 with a run scored and two strikeouts. He also committed a fielding error.

Paisano did not appear in La Guaira's game on Tuesday morning, but Renny Osuna (.250/.278/.421) played center field and batted leadoff. The 25-year-old was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.

Caracas shortstop Edwin Garcia (.222/.364/.333) busted out by going 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, three runs batted in, and three runs scored. The 19-year-old is generally better known for his glove than his bat––he has two round-trippers over three professional seasons.



Dominican Winter League

Estrellas first baseman Chris Davis (.247/.333/.519) helped his club to victory with a triple and a walk. He also struck out twice, giving him 10 extra-base hits and 23 whiffs in 87 plate appearances.

Engel Beltre appeared in his first game since December 7, coming off the bench as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. The 21-year-old grounded out and popped out in his two trips, dropping his average to .324.

Aguilas Cibaenas leadoff man Julio Borbon (.280/.341/.333) helped break out of a slump with two singles in four trips. The left fielder was caught stealing once, making him 5-for-9 on the season.

Esteban German (.333/.365/.427) extended his hitting streak to 14 games with one single––and two RBI––in four at-bats. German stole his league-leading 18th base in 20 attempts through just 25 games.



Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared on Tuesday, as Ponce got the night off in the circuit's first day back from the All-Star break.



Mexican Pacific League


No Rangers prospects saw action on Tuesday evening.



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