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Detroit Tigers Winter Ball: Valdespin City

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.

Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM) - The LIDOM playoffs rolled along last week, with the Tigres del Licey jumping out to an insurmountable 11-1 record in the round-robin format, and the other three finalists struggling to reach a .500 record. Four Tigers players saw action last week, led by Jordany Valdespin, who went 9-for-23 in six games. Steven Moya made an unexpected return after reportedly leaving the DSL the week before, going 3-for-12 with a double in three games. Jefry Marte went 2-for-10 with a run scored in three games, while young pitcher Confesor Lara got into three games, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

Pitching StatsGIPWLSVHRHERBBKERA
Jairo Labourt99 1/30101158577.71
Confesor Lara10142100104382.57
playoffs76 2/3000050230.00
Jose Valdez1615 1/331001076104.11
Rafael Dolis171730001014170.53

Batting StatsGRRBI2B3BHRBBKSBCSAVG/OBP/SLG
Jordany Valdespin4122164012025111.270/.376/.321
playoffs12632015513.340/.415/.439
Steven Moya301427814103401.298/.350/.466
playoffs6231022800.269/.321/.538
Jefry Marte11342007600.222/.382/.296
playoffs7200003500.211/.318/.211

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League - The LVBP playoffs went into full swing last week, with six different farmhands seeing action. Veteran infielder Alberto Gonzalez got into the most games and had the best week, going 9-for-27 with five runs scored and four RBIs. Catcher Miguel Gonzalez saw limited action in two games, going 1-for-3 and scoring a run, while fellow backstop Franklin Navarro struck out in his only AB, and second baseman Harold Castro when 0-for-2 with a K. On the mound Alfred Gutierrez was perfect in his lone inning, while Ruben Alaniz struggled, giving up four hits and five runs in four innings.

Pitching StatsGIPWLSVHRHERBBKERA
Alfred Gutierrez1611 1/31222125383.97
playoffs11000000000.00
Bruce Rondon33100020240.00
Ruben Alaniz1533210127711231.91
playoffs340001450111.25
Angel Nesbitt66 1/3000020350.00
Cory Riordan1360 1/3530574287374.18

Batting StatsGRRBI2B3BHRBBKSBCSAVG/OBP/SLG
Alberto Gonzalez5526311211132711.308/.353/.388
playoffs6540002100.379/.333/.333
Miguel Gonzalez33101230092001.240/.295/.270
playoffs3201001200.250/.250/.400
Harold Castro32963012410.295/.326/.432
playoffs3000000100.000/.000/.000
Jose Zambrano23653003411.267/.302/.317
Franklin Navarro10010000001.000/1.000/2.000
playoffs1000000100.000/.000/.000

Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente - With Joe Jimenez’s team out of the running, there isn’t much intrigue for Tigers fans in the Puerto Rican league. Outfielder Ismael Salgado did get into two games as a pinch runner last week, but he didn’t see any plate appearances, and he was thrown out on his lone steal attempt.

Pitching StatsGIPWLSVHRHERBBKERA
Joe Jimenez1817 1/302601351232.60

Batting StatsGRRBI2B3BHRBBKSBCSAVG/OBP/SLG
Ismael Salgado3111000100.250/.250.500
playoffs2000000001na

Mexican Pacific League - The Mexican Pacific League playoffs are now a week old, and the Tigers lone representative, pitcher Julio Felix, got into one game last week, tossing 1 2/3 perfect innings.

Pitching StatsGIPWLSVHRHERBBKERA
Julio Felix2826 2/3010029910133.04
playoffs11 2/3000000000.00

Australian Baseball League - With Calvin Drummond’s ABL season officially over, Aaron Sayers and Warwick Saupold are the only Tigers players still participating in the action. Last week the young infielder went 3-for-17 with a run scored, an RBI, and three strikeouts, while the veteran right-hander Saupold pitched six innings, giving up a solo home run in two innings in a win on Thursday, but taking the loss on Sunday due in part to three unearned runs.

Pitching StatsGIPWLSVHRHERBBKERA
Calvin Drummond1615 2/311611299185.17
Warwick Saupold712 2/31413166454.26

Batting StatsGRRBI2B3BHRBBKSBCSAVG/OBP/SLG
Aaron Sayers28131322221611.314/.324/.431

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