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Arizona Fall League (FINAL):
2B Dustin Ackley: 20 G, 66 AB, 28 R, 28 H, 10 2B, 4 HR, 19 RBI, 5 SB, 11/26 K/BB, .424/.581/.758
RHP Maikel Cleto: 2-1, 6 GS, 7.91 ERA in 19.1 IP, 31 H (HR), 18 R (17 ER), 14/13 K/BB, 3 WP, HB
RHP Josh Fields: 1-1, 9 G, 3.09 ERA in 11.2 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 8/5 K/BB, WP
IF Matt Lawson: 20 G, 63 AB, 10 R, 18 H, 2B, HR, 7 RBI, SB, 2 CS, 21/6 K/BB, 3 HBP, .286/.375/.349
RHP Josh Lueke: 0-1, 10 G, 2 SV, 0.79 ERA in 11.1 IP, 7 H, R, 12/3 K/BB, WP
3B Nate Tenbrink: 23 G, 84 AB, 16 R, 25 H, 8 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 4 SB, CS, 15/11 K/BB, .298/.375/.464
RHP Tom Wilhelmsen: 1-1, 10 G, SV, 5.25 ERA in 12.0 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 15/6 K/BB, WP

Australian Baseball League:
C Brandon Bantz: 11 G, 37 AB, 6 R, 12 H, 4 2B, HR, 9 RBI, 6/7 K/BB, .324/.457/.514
RHP Brandon Maurer: 1-0, 3 GS, 4.63 ERA in 11.2 IP, 15 H (HR), 8 R (6 ER), 16/2 K/BB, 2 HB
OF James McOwen: 12 G, 49 AB, 11 R, 20 H, 2 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, SB, CS, 9/6 K/BB, .408/.491/.633

Colombian Winter League:
IF Diego Mina: 22 AB, R, 3 H, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 8/2 K/BB, .136/.240/.227

Dominican Winter League:
UT Leury Bonilla: 6 G, 5 AB, R, 3 H, .600/.600/.600
LHP Fabio Castro: 4-1, 6 GS, 1.29 ERA in 35.0 IP, 21 H, 5 R, 52/13 K/BB
RHP Ogui Diaz: 0-0, G, 9.00 ERA in 1.0 IP, R, 3/1 K/BB, 2 HB, WP
1B Brad Nelson: 30 G, 97 AB, 13 R, 27 H, 4 2B, 7 HR, 18 RBI, 20/18 K/BB, HBP, .278/.390/.536
LHP Edward Paredes: 0-0, 11 G, 1.29 ERA in 7.0 IP, 4 H, R, 7/0 K/BB, HB, WP
RF Carlos Peguero: 20 G, 58 AB, 7 R, 16 H, 3 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, CS, 21/5 K/BB, .276/.333/.483
IF Carlos Triunfel: 3 G, 8 AB, R, H, 2B, RBI, 1/0 K/BB, .125/.125/.250
LF Mike Wilson: 14 G, 41 AB, 8 R, 9 H, 3 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 19/8 K/BB, .220/.360/.439

IBAF Intercontinental Cup (FINAL):
OF Kuo-hui Lo: 7 G, 27 AB, 6 R, 10 H, 6 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, SB, 3/3 K/BB, HBP, .370/.452/.667

Nicaraguan Winter League:
OF Dwight Britton: 20 G, 73 AB, 8 R, 14 H, 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 4 SB, 21/9 K/BB, .192/~.280/.288

Puerto Rican Winter League:
1B/OF Johan Limonta: 19 G, 66 AB, 5 R, 15 H, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 CS, 14/4 K/BB, .227/.271/.303
RHP Mumba Rivera: 0-0, 4 G, 4.50 ERA in 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3/1K/BB, HB

Venezuelan Winter League:
RHP Andy Baldwin: 4-2, 8 GS, 1.99 ERA in 49.2 IP, 38 H (2 HR), 12 R (11 ER), 33/14 K/BB, 4 HB
RHP Vicente Campos: 0-1, 6 G, 3.68 ERA in 7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 7/7 K/BB, HB
OF Johermyn Chavez: 28 G, 93 AB, 17 R, 27 H, 5 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, SB, 24/16 K/BB, .290/.394/.430
IF Edilio Colina: 16 G, 56 AB, 4 R, 15 H, 2 2B, 8 RBI, 11/3 K/BB, 3 HBP, .268/.339/.304
RHP Dan Cortes: 0-1, 15 G, 8 SV, 2.63 ERA in 13.2 IP, 8 H (HR), 4 R, 10/12 K/BB, WP
RHP Jarrett Grube: 4-1, 7 GS, 1.88 ERA in 38.1 IP, 33 H (HR), 9 R (8 ER), 29/3 K/BB
LHP Cesar Jimenez: 1-0, 14 G, 0.60 ERA in 15.0 IP, 9 H, 8 R (ER), 15/6 K/BB, WP
LHP Jose Jimenez: 0-0, 5 G, 3.38 ERA in 2.2 IP, 3 H, R, 1/1 K/BB
3B Alex Liddi: 31 G, 110 AB, 15 R, 24 H, 6 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 4 SB, 31/12 K/BB, .218/.301/.345
3B Mario Martinez: 8 G, 14 AB, 2 R, 6 H, 2 2B, 3/3 K/BB, .429/.529/.571
RHP Yoervis Medina: 0-1, 9 G (GS), 8.04 ERA in 15.2 IP, 18 H (HR), 15 R (14 ER), 13/9 K/BB
C Blake Ochoa: 3 G, 9 AB, R, 2 H, 3/0 K/BB, .222/.222/.222
RHP Yovanny Olivero: 0-0, G, 81.00 ERA in 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0/1 K/BB
RHP Scott Patterson: 0-2, 13 G, 2 SV, 2.12 ERA in 17.0 IP, 16 H (2 HR), 4 R, 18/3 K/BB
RHP Yusmeiro Petit: 2-1, 5 GS, 1.88 ERA in 28.2 IP, 25 H (2 HR), 11 R (6 ER), 21/4 K/BB, 2 WP
LHP Mauricio Robles: 0-0, 10 G, 2.70 ERA in 6.2 IP, 12 H, 3 R (2 ER), 4/7 K/BB
IF Luis Rodriguez: 21 G, 66 AB, 7 R, 14 H, 3 2B, 3B, 6 RBI, 2 CS, 11/11 K/BB, .212/.321/.288
OF Michael Saunders: 6 G, 16 AB, R, 4 H, SB, 1/2 K/BB, .250/.368/.250
LHP Edlando Seco: 0-1, 2 G (GS), 5.40 ERA in 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3/4 K/BB
C Jose Yepez: 23 G, 74 AB, 7 R, 18 H, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 SB, 16/7 K/BB, 2 HBP, .243/.325/.257

These are exciting times we live in. By which I of course mean that we signed four minor league free agents which include RHPs Charlie Haeger and Chris Smith, LHP Fabio Castro, and IF Luis Rodriguez. Castro and Rodriguez are now a part of the winter league wrap and oh my goodness Castro seems to be doing well, though he’s long been a bit of an enigma. The same goes for Rodriguez, who had a great season and is not having a great offseason. I don’t know. Mike Wilson also returns because he was re-signed with an invite to spring training. Maybe we’ll sign a catcher soon. I don’t actually know. LHP Chris Seddon and RHP Yusmeiro Petit are officially back though.

Going on the news rounds… Baseball America published a list of the Top 20 AFL Prospects headlined by!... Bryce Harper. And then Ackley came second. This is as annoying as the whole Trout/Franklin thing in the Midwest League this year. Whatever. Another cool thing that came up this week was a feature in the TNT on which farmhands might be closest to the big leagues, which has a good amount of information and perspective in there. It gives you a good idea of how the team regards its own, but take into account the limitations of the story. There was also a New York Times article I found about the hot new investment being young Dominican baseball players. I could pretend to be surprised.

We’ll start out with the lesser leagues in the hopes of getting through quickly. In Nicaragua, Britton, playing for the inventively-named Leones de Leon, had a solid week with several walks and a home run, bumping up his peripherals, though not much else. In Australia, McOwen continues to hit like a man who is really quite proficient at hitting, though how much it means in the league context I’m still trying to figure out. He may be trying to hit his way into a Rule 5 selection. Grube might be pitching his way there. I still can’t help getting a little excited about Maurer striking out eight in five innings this week on his way to a win. I don’t know where they’d put him next year, but he’s always been a kid that could move as soon as he started to figure things out. Plus, I would laugh next year if they drafted Gerrit Cole and the two former HS teammates ended up playing for the same minor league squad. Over in Puerto Rico, not much is happening, so we’ll skip on over to the Dominican where Castro is giving us something to pay attention to, aside from the few Paredes appearances and whatever we get out of Peguero and Nelson. Neither had an exceptional week. Also Triunfel is starting again. He might do something.

I think the big scare of the week was when, in Venezuela, Saunders got hit by a pitch on Friday and then was removed for a pinch-hitter. But he was back in action on Saturday and went 2-for-4, so everything is fine now. Liddi is still around, but has continued his slide, as has Colina. Chavez is also not hitting for as much power as he used to. On the pitching end of things, we had another week where Cortes lost his command and struggled to recover and Cesar Jimenez gave up a number of unearned runs, but in more positive news, Grube and Baldwin continue to pitch quite well for the league. Since pitchers often develop differently from hitters, Grube could be a guy that helps a major league club soon, one might think. But, as ever, one should probably avoid making too much of all these numbers if you can help it.