Winterball Roundup - 1/8

Esteban German's Toros del Este busted out for eight runs in the ninth inning of Saturday's Dominican Winter League postseason game. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


Caribes de Anzoategui leadoff hitter Endy Chavez saw his postseason average dip to .240 after he was held without a hit in four at-bats. He did pick up an outfield assist by gunning down a runner at home plate.

Right-hander Jonathan Rojas, who appeared in two regular season games with the Caribes, struck out both batters he faced to end a threat in the sixth inning. Between the three games, the 22-year-old has fanned four batters in 2.1 hitless frames.



Dominican Winter League

Esteban German's Toros del Este entered the ninth inning against the Estrellas in a scoreless tie. The Toros then busted out for eight runs in the top of the ninth and cruised to an 8-0 victory.

German went hitless in five at-bats but reached on a fielding error during the massive ninth-inning rally. The Toros now lead the round robin standings with a 6-4 record.



Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared in Saturday's action.



Mexican Pacific League


Mochis eliminated Guasave with a 6-4 victory on Saturday evening, taking the best-of-seven series in six games. Guasave closer Yhency Brazoban fanned two in a scoreless inning. He gave up one hit and walked one.

Catcher Jose Felix had seen limited action with the Algodoneros since the conclusion of the Arizona Fall League slate. His winterball season––along with Brazoban's––is presumably finished.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

The Bravos took home the 2010 Liga Paralela title with a best-of-three series victory over Caracas. The season concluded on December 22.

That Caracas club featured 19-year-old shortstop Edwin Garcia, who appeared in 23 games and went 15-for-66 (.227) with four doubles and a home run. He had 13 walks against only nine strikeouts.

Anzoategui hurler Jonathan Rojas shined over three starts, tossing 10 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old allowed three hits while walking two and striking out seven. Rojas doesn't have any state-side experience above the rookie level, but his strong performance earned him two appearances with the LVBP Caribes team.

David Paisano and Renny Osuna turned in impressive performances with the big La Guaira club in '09, but both were largely relegated to Liga Paralela this year after early season slumps.

Paisano played 25 games in Liga Paralela and hit .283 (30-for-106) with nine doubles, six walks, and five stolen bases in eight attempts.

The versatile Osuna played just about all over the diamond––appearing in 21 contests––and posted a .280/.314/.512 slash line with nine doubles, two triples, and two round-trippers in 87 plate appearances.

Lefty reliever Joe Ortiz pitched most of the campaign with the LVBP team but hurled three scoreless innings in three minor league relief appearances.



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