Detroit Tigers Fall & Winter Ball: Moya Goes Yard for Toros

The Major League Baseball season may be over, but that doesn't mean the games stop. Dozens of players from each organization head across the globe to continue honing their craft. Here's how Tigers players are faring in various fall and winter leagues.

Arizona Fall League - The Tigers AFL contingent was relatively quiet last week, with their two remaining hitters combining to go just 7-for-33, and the three pitchers all giving up at least one run, and combining for just one strikeout over nine innings pitched. Austin Kubitza did pick up a win, though it came in his worst start for Scottsdale, as he gave up four earned runs on eight hits in just four innings on Wednesday. The Scorpions as a team are doing well, however, and they hold a two-game edge over the Salt River Rafters with just four games left to play. If they manage to win their division, they’ll compete in the AFL Championship Game on Saturday the 21st.

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Austin Kubitza519 2/3210122811133.66
Montreal Robertson713 2/32101123361.98
Jeff Ferrell45000020390.00
Mike Gerber171214521102140.277/.362/.462
Dominic Ficociello165842041910.238/.284/.365
JaCoby Jones1212400231710.280/.333/.400

Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM) - Jefry Marte and Confesor Lara appear to be done with baseball for the year, but the three remaining Tigers players in the D.R. had eventful weeks. Pitchers Jairo Labourt and Jose Valdez combined to throw just 2 1/3 innings over five appearances, but they still managed to factor into three decisions. Labourt took the loss for his Gigantes del Cibao after giving up three runs in just 2/3 of an inning on Tuesday, but Jose Valdez picked up two wins for the Gigantes by recording two outs on Friday and Saturday. Steven Moya played for his Toros del Este for the first time in 11 days, and he made the most of his opportunity, going 2-for-6 over two games with two runs scored and his first home run of the LIDOM season.

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Confesor Lara11000100010.00
Jose Valdez65 2/3300032143.18
Steven Moya116540121100.300/.333/.475
Jefry Marte4210005100.200/.467/.200

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League - There are more than a dozen Tigers farmhands on VPBL rosters, but only five saw any game action last week. Alfred Gutierrez had pitched very well so far, particularly for a 20-year-old, but he was roughed up on Thursday, giving up two home runs and four runs total in just 2/3 of an inning. No other pitcher saw action, but Harold Castro, Javier Betancourt, Dixon Machado, and Miguel Gonzalez all got into three games. Gonzalez had the best week, going 3-for-9 and knocking in three runs.

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Adenson Verastegui33000173119.00
Johan Belisario110001320218.00
Dixon Machado292014804181210.295/.403/.486
Wynton Bernard2010552031271.288/.337/.400
David Gonzalez19410104512.152/.243/.212
Miguel Gonzalez184810081201.273/.354/.291
Harold Castro13131002300.267/.353/.333
Javier Betancourt8251011500.300/.333/.500
Victor Padron2010002100.333/.600/.333

Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente - Outfielder Ismael Salgado didn’t get into a game in the Clemente League last week, but Joe Jimenez was back to his dominant ways, striking out three over two perfect innings of relief and picking up a save.

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Ismael Salgado1000000100.000/.000/.000

Mexican Pacific League - Julio Felix got into three games last week, but pitched just one inning total, giving up one hit and recording one strikeout. He now sports a tidy 0.69 ERA in 13 innings.

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Australian Baseball League - Aaron Sayers stayed hot last week down in Australia, going 6-for-13 to raise his batting average to .345, which ranks seventh in the ABL. Calvin Drummond got into one game on the mound, giving up one walk and no hits while striking out one, but somehow surrendering three unearned runs.

Calvin Drummond66111053374.50
Aaron Sayers168612021000.345/.368/.436

Liga Paralela - This year’s Liga Paralela affiliate for the Tigers is struggling mightily, currently sitting at just 7-21 on the season, but there are a handful of interesting young prospects getting regular game action.

Perkyn Rodriguez624 1/302002210673.70
Daniel Gonzalez621100011110170.49
Javier Villaroel622 1/301011941071.61
Ronaldo Lopez617 1/3010015121896.23
Ken Figueroa613 1/3000060100.00
Anthony Pereira2611850281663.260/.327/.370
Jose Azocar25105320311113.298/.327/.372
Adrian Alfaro256321051831.200/.247/.250
Luis Torrealba227822192020.222/.325/.347

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