Winterball Roundup - 10/10

The winter leagues in Mexico and Venezuela both got underway this weekend, and a couple of Rangers prospects have already seen action. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the results from the first two days.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise
Begins October 13

Mexican Pacific League

Luis Mendoza is the only Rangers product currently playing in Mexico. He got the start on Saturday, giving up two runs on four hits in 2.2 innings. He walked two and struck out three.

According to and the official Liga Mexicana del Pacifico website, Mendoza also got the start on Sunday evening, so one of the two appearances may be wrongly attributed to him.

Mendoza is teammates with former Rangers prospect and RoughRiders/RedHawks teammate John Mayberry.

Venezuelan Winter League

Left-hander Joseph Ortiz appeared in Friday night's game with La Guaira. He yielded two runs on three hits in one inning of work, walking zero and fanning two.

?Reigning Venezuelan Winter League Most Valuable Player Max Ramirez is off to a 1-for-8 start with one double and one walk in his first two games of the season.

La Guaira teammate Renny Osuna has appeared in two games thus far, going 0-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases.

Outfielder David Paisano, also with the Tiburones, has started both of the team's first two games. He is 3-for-8 with two doubles and three runs batted in.

Other players also listed on rosters are Wilfredo Boscan (Zuila), Elio Sarmiento (Zuila), Jonathan Rojas (Anzoategui), Guillermo Moscoso (Caracas), Martin Perez (Magallanes), Elvis Andrus (Magallanes), Jorge Quintero (La Guaira), and Omar Poveda (Aragua).

Just because a player is property of a team does not mean they will definitely play this season. Just like in U.S. professional baseball, the winterball clubs have minor leagues and they often ship players between the big and small clubs, especially early in the season.

Dominican Winter League
Begins October 16

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