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.
|Austin Kubitza||5||19 2/3||2||1||0||1||22||8||11||13||3.66|
|Montreal Robertson||7||13 2/3||2||1||0||1||12||3||3||6||1.98|
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.
|Jose Valdez||6||5 2/3||3||0||0||0||3||2||1||4||3.18|
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.
|Alfred Gutierrez||9||7 1/3||1||2||1||2||8||5||2||6||6.14|
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.
|Joe Jimenez||6||5 1/3||0||1||1||0||3||2||1||5||3.38|
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.
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.
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 Rodriguez||6||24 1/3||0||2||0||0||22||10||6||7||3.70|
|Javier Villaroel||6||22 1/3||0||1||0||1||19||4||10||7||1.61|
|Ronaldo Lopez||6||17 1/3||0||1||0||0||15||12||18||9||6.23|
|Ken Figueroa||6||13 1/3||0||0||0||0||6||0||1||0||0.00|