Rangers Winterball Roundup – 10/22

Although Monday often brings a light schedule in the Caribbean leagues, seven Rangers farmhands appeared in Venezuela's Liga Paralela. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise 0 – (@) Peoria 3

Rangers prospects comprised one-third of the Surprise lineup on Monday––first baseman Chris McGuiness, shortstop Hanser Alberto, and catcher Kellin Deglan. The Saguaros as a group were held scoreless with just four singles.

McGuiness, who singled and walked in three trips, was the only Surprise player to reach base multiple times. Alberto (0/4) and Deglan (0/3) both went hitless, each striking out once.

In three Arizona Fall League games, the 20-year-old Deglan is just 1-for-11 with a walk and five strikeouts. Alberto, also 20, has scuffled as well, going 4-for-21 (.190) with a triple, two walks, and two strikeouts.

The only Rangers hurler to appear in the game was righty reliever Ryan Rodebaugh, who fanned one in a perfect bottom of the eighth. He threw nine of his 14 pitches for a strike.

According to Peoria's pitch f/x information, Rodebaugh featured an 88-90 mph fastball, two 75-76 mph curveballs, and one slider at 85 mph.

Dominican Winter League

There were no games in the Dominican Republic on Monday.

Venezuelan Winter League

Right-handed reliever Arlett Mavare appeared in La Guaira's 8-2 loss to Magallanes. Mavare entered during a fourth-inning jam and, although he didn't allow a run, he gave up two singles that let inherited runners score before being lifted.

Through his first four winterball appearances, the 22-year-old Mavare has yielded five runs on eight hits in four innings.

Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

Caimanes leadoff hitter and centerfielder Diego Cedeno helped lead his club to a 3-0 victory with his three-hit performance. The 20-year-old Cedeno went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and a stolen base. Through his first six Liga Paralela games, he is 5-for-13 (.385) with three walks and no strikeouts.

Alex Gonzalez, who batted leadoff and played second base for La Guaira, contributed to his team's win with a single, a walk, and an RBI in five trips.

The Tiburones' Jhonny Gomez (.400/.500/.667 in eight games) got his first start of the winter in right field on Monday. At the plate, he was 2-for-5 with a double and a hit-by pitch.

Although Gomez batted just .223/.331/.305 in 73 games between Single-A Hickory and High-A Myrtle Beach this season, he's off to a hot 12-for-30 start in Venezuela with two doubles and two home runs.

Caracas shortstop Edwin Garcia singled, doubled, and walked in his six plate appearances. Second baseman Santiago Chirino, who came off the bench in the fifth inning, lined out and grounded out in his two trips.

Versatile Rangers farmhand Elio Castillo played shortstop for Magallanes and went 0-for-1 but drew two walks. He also committed an error. Right-handed pitcher Randol Rojas earned the victory out of the bullpen despite giving up an unearned run in his one inning.

Mexican Pacific League

As usual, the Mexican Pacific League was off on Monday.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Begins November 8.

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