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Detroit Tigers Winter Ball: Perfect Angel Nesbitt

The minor league 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.

<P><B><U>Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM)</U></B> - The Lidom regular season came to a close the day before Christmas, but the round robin playoffs began just a few days later, and there are a handful of Tigers minor leaguers in the mix, including a name new to the organization. Jason Krizan (4-for-8) and Gustavo Nunez (3-for-12) both finished off their regular seasons in fine fashion, but only Krizan moved to the playoffs, where he has three hits and three RBIs in his first two games. He’s joined in the postseason by new signing Juan Perez, who hit .291 in 47 regular season games, and is 2-for-6 with two RBIs in the playoffs. Santiago Garrido returned to the mound for the first time in more than a month to end the regular season, while Cory Riordan made a stellar start, pitching six scoreless frames to lower his season ERA to 0.60. Jairo Labourt made one playoff appearance, giving up hits to the two batters he faced and then departing.</P>

 

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<thead><tr class="tableizer-firstrow"><th>LIDOM</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th></tr></thead><tbody>

<tr><td>Batting Stats</td><td>G</td><td>R</td><td>RBI</td><td>2B</td><td>3B</td><td>HR</td><td>BB</td><td>K</td><td>SB</td><td>CS</td><td>AVG/OBP/SLG</td></tr>

<tr><td>Jason Krizan</td><td>43</td><td>12</td><td>14</td><td>6</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>31</td><td>21</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>.284/.418/.388</td></tr>

<tr><td><i>Playoffs</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>3</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>.375/.375/.500</td></tr></i>

<tr><td>Juan Perez</td><td>47</td><td>23</td><td>24</td><td>13</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>13</td><td>30</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>.291/.347/.366</td></tr>

<tr><td><i>Playoffs</td><td>2</td><td>2</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>1</td><td>.333/.429/.833</td></tr></i>

<tr><td>Gustavo Nunez</td><td>42</td><td>16</td><td>8</td><td>4</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>16</td><td>15</td><td>4</td><td>2</td><td>.227/.311/.258</td></tr>

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<thead><tr class="tableizer-firstrow"><th>LIDOM</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th></tr></thead><tbody>

<tr><td>Pitching Stats</td><td>G</td><td>IP</td><td>W</td><td>L</td><td>SV</td><td>HR</td><td>H</td><td>ER</td><td>BB</td><td>K</td><td>ERA</td></tr>

<tr><td>Jairo Labourt</td><td>11</td><td>9 1/3</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>8</td><td>2</td><td>5</td><td>8</td><td>1.93</td></tr>

<tr><td><i>Playoffs</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>INF</td></tr></i>

<tr><td>Cory Riordan</td><td>8</td><td>15</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>14</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>8</td><td>0.60</td></tr>

<tr><td>Daniel Stumpf</td><td>17</td><td>11 2/3</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>10</td><td>2</td><td>7</td><td>8</td><td>1.54</td></tr>

<tr><td>Santiago Garrido</td><td>5</td><td>3 2/3</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>7</td><td>3</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>7.46</td></tr>

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<P><B><U>Venezuelan Professional Baseball League</U></B> - The LVBP came to a close on December 29th, with six Tigers minor leaguers seeing action in the final two weeks of the season. Harold Castro’s late-season slide continued with a 2-for-17 performance, while David Gonzalez got just one plate appearance, but he walked and scored a run. Things were far more eventful on the mound, where Endrys Briceno got hit around again in just 1/3 of an inning and saw his ERA rise to 12.46, while closer Arcenio Leon also ran into trouble, though he picked up a win despite giving up five hits and two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. Organizational newcomer Waldis Joaquin made three appearance and gave up two earned runs, but the best performance of the week went to Angel Nesbitt, whose response to being removed from the Tigers 40-man roster was to throw 3 1/3 perfect innings with six strikeouts.</P>

 

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<thead><tr class="tableizer-firstrow"><th>LVBP</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th></tr></thead><tbody>

<tr><td>Batting Stats</td><td>G</td><td>R</td><td>RBI</td><td>2B</td><td>3B</td><td>HR</td><td>BB</td><td>K</td><td>SB</td><td>CS</td><td>AVG/OBP/SLG</td></tr>

<tr><td>Harold Castro</td><td>44</td><td>14</td><td>16</td><td>7</td><td>3</td><td>0</td><td>6</td><td>30</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>.290/.317/.389</td></tr>

<tr><td>David Gonzalez</td><td>12</td><td>2</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>3</td><td>3</td><td>0</td><td>1</td><td>.273/.360/.500</td></tr>

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<thead><tr class="tableizer-firstrow"><th>LVBP</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th><th>&nbsp;</th></tr></thead><tbody>

<tr><td>Pitching Stats</td><td>G</td><td>IP</td><td>W</td><td>L</td><td>SV</td><td>HR</td><td>H</td><td>ER</td><td>BB</td><td>K</td><td>ERA</td></tr>

<tr><td>Arcenio Leon</td><td>23</td><td>22 1/3</td><td>3</td><td>0</td><td>14</td><td>1</td><td>28</td><td>11</td><td>7</td><td>17</td><td>4.43</td></tr>

<tr><td>Paul Voelker</td><td>7</td><td>6 1/3</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>2</td><td>3</td><td>6</td><td>2.84</td></tr>

<tr><td>Sean Donatello</td><td>8</td><td>11</td><td>3</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>7</td><td>3</td><td>0</td><td>7</td><td>2.45</td></tr>

<tr><td>Angel Nesbitt</td><td>10</td><td>11 1/3</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td>8</td><td>5</td><td>5</td><td>11</td><td>3.97</td></tr>

<tr><td>Endrys Briceno </td><td>3</td><td>4 1/3</td><td>0</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>14</td><td>6</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>12.46</td></tr>

<tr><td>Waldis Joaquin</td><td>19</td><td>19 1/3</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>16</td><td>6</td><td>10</td><td>16</td><td>2.79</td></tr>

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<P><B><U>Roberto Clemente League</U></B> - The Puerto Rican league also came to an end last week, and outfielder Ismael Salgado finally found himself getting some more playing time, though he still went just 2-for-6 with a couple of strikeouts in six games.</P>

 

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<tr><td>Batting Stats</td><td>G</td><td>R</td><td>RBI</td><td>2B</td><td>3B</td><td>HR</td><td>BB</td><td>K</td><td>SB</td><td>CS</td><td>AVG/OBP/SLG</td></tr>

<tr><td>Ismael Salgado</td><td>23</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>7</td><td>3</td><td>0</td><td>.179/.179/.179</td></tr>

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<P><B><U>Australian Baseball League</U></B> - The Australian League is still going strong, with another month of action left, and last week a familiar name joined the league. Warwick Saupold made his ABL debut on New Year’s Eve, giving up a run in two innings and earning a save for his Perth Heat. The Tigers other pitcher in the league, Jack O’Laughlin, also pitched that night, but it was an outing the young lefty would probably like to forget. He gave up eight hits, eight runs (four earned), and his first professional home run in just 2 2/3 innings, and saw his ERA rise from 1.99 to 3.20. Outfielder Ulrich Bojarski, Saupold’s teammate on Perth, got into three games, going 2-for-9 with a run scored and a stolen base, while Sydney’s Zac Shepherd didn’t see any game action.</P>

 

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<tr><td>Batting Stats</td><td>G</td><td>R</td><td>RBI</td><td>2B</td><td>3B</td><td>HR</td><td>BB</td><td>K</td><td>SB</td><td>CS</td><td>AVG/OBP/SLG</td></tr>

<tr><td>Ulrich Bojarski</td><td>22</td><td>9</td><td>15</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>20</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>.200/.218/.33</td></tr>

<tr><td>Zac Shepherd</td><td>20</td><td>8</td><td>6</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>17</td><td>27</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>.143/.341/.254</td></tr>

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<tr><td>Pitching Stats</td><td>G</td><td>IP</td><td>W</td><td>L</td><td>SV</td><td>HR</td><td>H</td><td>ER</td><td>BB</td><td>K</td><td>ERA</td></tr>

<tr><td>Jack O'Loughlin</td><td>6</td><td>25 1/3</td><td>2</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>1</td><td>32</td><td>9</td><td>6</td><td>13</td><td>3.20</td></tr>

<tr><td>Warwick Saupold</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td>4.50</td></tr>

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