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Arizona Fall League (FINAL):
RF Chih-Hsien Chiang: 20 G, 76 AB, 9 R, 20 H, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, SB, 15/9 K/BB, .263/.337/.368
RHP Steven Hensley: 1-1, 11 G, 11.30 ERA in 14.1 IP, 23 H (2 HR), 18 R, 15/16 K/BB, 2 HB
LHP Danny Hultzen: 1-0, 6 GS, 1.40 ERA in 19.1 IP, 16 H (HR), 3 R, 18/5 K/BB, 2 WP
SS Nick Franklin: 24 G, 89 AB, 15 R, 23 H, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, SB, 25/11 K/BB, .258/.333/.393
C Adam Moore: 15 G, 54 AB, 9 R, 14 H, 3 2B, 8 RBI, CS, 15/6 K/BB, 2 HBP, .259/.355/.315
LHP Brian Moran: 1-0, 11 G, 1.32 ERA in 13.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 11/4 K/BB
RHP Forrest Snow: 1-1, 10 G (GS), 1.10 ERA in 16.1 IP, 10 H (HR), 8 R (2 ER), 16/3 K/BB, WP

Australian Baseball League:
OF Denny Almonte: 20 G, 76 AB, 19 R, 29 H, 7 2B, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 5 SB, CS, 21/10 K/BB, .382/.466/.671
OF James Jones: 20 G, 71 AB, 12 R, 20 H, 3 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS, 13/10 K/BB, 3 HBP, .282/.393/.408
OF James McOwen: 15 G, 60 AB, 16 R, 22 H, 5 2B, 2 3B, 7 RBI, 10 SB, CS, 7/9 K/BB, .367/.449/.517
RHP Jandy Sena: 0-1, 2 GS, 11.25 ERA in 8.0 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 4/1 K/BB, 2 HB, WP
C Carlton Tanabe: 13 G, 43 AB, 5 R, 4 H, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, CS, 11/4 K/BB, HBP, .093/.184/.186

Dominican Winter League:
RHP Jonathan Arias: 1-0, 2 G, 2.0 IP, 4/2 K/BB
UT Leury Bonilla: 5 G, 2 AB, H, .500/.500/.500
OF Daniel Carroll: 5 G, 9 AB, R, H, SB, 4/0 K/BB, HBP, .111/.200/.111
LHP Fabio Castro: 0-3, 12 G (8 GS), 5.40 ERA in 31.2 IP, 34 H (5 HR), 19 R, 27/9 K/BB, HB, WP
3B Alex Liddi: 3 G, 7 AB, 2 R, 3/2 K/BB, .000/.222/.000
LHP Edward Paredes: 0-1, 19 G, 1.46 ERA in 12.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R (2 ER), 15/4 K/BB, 2 WP
RF Carlos Peguero: 39 G, 148 AB, 24 R, 38 H, 9 2B, 10 HR, 26 RBI, 4 SB, CS, 55/14 K/BB, 3 HBP, .257/.329/.520
SS Carlos Triunfel: 14 G, 30 AB, R, 5 H, 2B, 2 RBI, CS, 6/0 K/BB, .167/.167/.200

IBAF 2011 World Cup (FINAL):
OF Dwight Britton: 7 G, 23 AB, 4 R, 11 H, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SB, 2 CS, 5/6 K/BB, .478/.586/.565
RHP Scott Patterson: 0-0, 6 G, 1.69 ERA in 5.1 IP, 2 H, R, 6/0 K/BB
OF Kalian Sams: 9 G, 24 AB, 7 R, 5 H, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 7/3 K/BB, .208/.321/.458
RHP Daniel Thieben: 0-0, 2 G, 20.25 ERA in 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, HB

Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League:
OF Dwight Britton: 30 G, 111 AB, 31 R, 37 H, 7 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB, 21/20 K/BB, .333/~.435/.505

Puerto Rican Winter League:
OF Daniel Carroll: 18 G, 59 AB, 8 R, 13 H, 4 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 4 SB, CS, 21/6 K/BB, .220/.309/.339

Venezuelan Winter League:
RHP Jose Campos: 3-0, 13 G, 2.63 ERA in 24.0 IP, 18 H (2 HR), 8 R (7 ER), 22/16 K/BB, 2 WP
OF Johermyn Chavez: 12 G, 26 AB, 2 R, 5 H, SB, CS, 8/1 K/BB, .192/.222/.192
RHP Jarrett Grube: 1-0, 6 GS, 3.97 ERA in 22.2 IP, 25 H (2 HR), 11 R (10 R), 20/6 K/BB
CF Brandon Haveman: 10 G, 20 AB, 2 R, H, 6/3 K/BB, .050/.174/.050
RHP Moises Hernandez: 0-2, 5 G, 19.89 ERA in 6.1 IP, 18 (2 HR), 14 R, 3/5 K/BB, HB
LHP Cesar Jimenez: 1-2, 14 G, 6.32 ERA in 15.2 IP, 22 H, 14 R (11 ER), 8/6 K/BB, 2 WP
LHP Jose Jimenez: 1-0, 22 G, 2.70 ERA in 13.1 IP, 13 H, 5 R (4 R), 13/6 K/BB, 2 HB
DH Luis Antonio Jimenez: 49 G, 172 AB, 32 R, 51 H, 10 2B, 9 HR, 28 RBI, SB, CS, 37/34 K/BB, .297/.415/.512
3B Alex Liddi: 14 G, 44 AB, 2 R, 6 H, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, CS, 18/7 K/BB, HBP, .136/.269/.250
LF/1B Johan Limonta: 24 G, 84 AB, 10 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 15/9 K/BB, .250/.319/.405
3B Francisco Martinez: 24 G, 84 AB, 12 R, 23 H, 4 2B, 8 RBI, 2 CS, 21/6 K/BB, .274/.315/.321
3B Mario Martinez: 9 G, 18 AB, H, 6/0 K/BB, HBP, .056/.105/.056
RHP Yoervis Medina: 0-7, 9 G (8 GS), 5.25 ERA in 36.0 IP, 42 H (2 HR), 24 R (21 ER), 29/17 K/BB, 4 HB, 6 WP
RHP Jessie Nava: 0-0, 5 G, 5.14 ERA in 7.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3/5 K/BB, WP
RHP Scott Patterson: 0-1, 13 G, 8 SV, 1.84 ERA in 14.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 16/4 K/BB
RHP Stephen Pryor: 1-1, 13 G, 3.38 ERA in 16.0 IP, 15 H, 7 R (6 R), 9/9 K/BB
C Guillermo Quiroz: 37 G, 120 AB, 11 R, 30 H, 8 2B, 3 B, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 33/12 K/BB, .250/.336/.433
RHP Angel Raga: 0-0, 6 G, 4.22 ERA in 10.2 IP, 10 H (2 HR), 5 R, 6/5 K/BB
RHP Erasmo Ramirez: 2-1, 6 GS, 1.48 ERA in 30.1 IP, 24 H (HR), 6 R (5 ER), 20/1 K/BB, 3 HB, WP
LHP Mauricio Robles: 0-1, 3 G (2 GS), 54.00 ERA in 1.0 IP, 4 H (HR), 10 R (6 ER), 1/6 K/BB, 2 HB
IF Luis Rodriguez: 35 G, 106 AB, 23 R, 32 H, 7 2B, HR, 17 RBI, 11/31 K/BB, HBP, .302/.457/.396
OF Michael Saunders: 16 G, 54 AB, 7 R, 8 H, 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, SB, 15/11 K/BB, .148/.292/.259
C Jesus Sucre: 15 G, 44 AB, 3 R, 9 H, 2B, 7 RBI, 6/4 K/BB, CS, .205/.314/.227
SS Roberto Velasquez: 7 G, 11 AB, H, 4/0 K/BB, .091/.091/.091
OF Mike Wilson: 44 G, 139 AB, 20 R, 30 H, 2 2B, 9 HR, 22 RBI, 3 SB, CS, 46/34 K/BB, .216/.379/.424
OF Mario Yepez: 28 G, 28 AB, R, 9 H, 2B, RBI, SB, CS, 5/4 K/BB, .321/.406/.357

Since I'm late with this one [for the same reasons this blog will go completely dark in a few weeks], I'm going to try to lay out some kind of schedule right now. Next Sundays is aces. No concern there. From there out, we end up bumping into holidays on the usual schedule. I think as it stands right now, I may try to throw together a Christmas Eve update and then have the final post/wrap come on the 31st. I'd feel kind of bad if I cut off the final update by one day. In related news, since John Sickels' Top 20 is out and BA's list won't be out until February, I'm going to give that some kind of analysis in the coming days so that you can snack on at least one more of those before I pack up.

Moving on to the actual baseball content, what little there is, there werea couple of NRI type signings this week, bringing back RHP Scott Patterson and C Guillermo Quiroz. Quiroz was most recently with the Padres organization but if you didn't know he was ever gone, you're probably in good company. Quiroz has now served three non-consecutive stints in the Mariners organization. Watchu got, Grover Cleveland? Tha's right. He hit .240/.296/.388 in Tucson last year, which is pretty startling although I'm now learning that it's not as much of a hitter's park as I anticipated. Patterson we all know and love already, and he's been with us for parts of the last three seasons. He put up some strikeout ratios last year that were kind of insane. In Tacoma, it was 8.83 Ks to 1 walk, and that was worse than what it had been in Jackson. Even if the stuff is just a tick or two above average, with that kind of command he could be useful.

We'll start with Australia and move around again. The big news there this week was that Denny Almonte walked away with a Player of the Week award for driving in twelve over the weekend, a new record, and followed it up with a selection to the World Team for the All-Star game, which is pretty awesome.  Edit: McOwen too.  Wheeeeee!  He also wasn't selected in the Rule 5 (yay) and added three doubles, four walks, and a home run this week which saw his slash line improve all around. Jones also did well for himself, not so much in the walks, but by adding another pair of doubles and a home run among eight hits overall. This is the point at which the nagging voice in my brain starts to talk about walks and power being an either/or thing. McOwen also blew up in the slugging department with three doubles and a triple. And Tanabe? He got in the action too, just a bit, as he added a double.

Moving over to the smaller, or not as well-represented Caribbean Leagues, Carroll has continued his tour and moved on now to the Dominican Republic where he's now teammates with Peguero and Castro. Arias is also a new addition, as the right-hander works to increase his stock. Those were the two major things to happen though. Pardes has started really striking dudes out, which I'll take as a positive. Castro improved his ERA a little but remains underwhelming. Peguero, bless his heart, hit another home run and ran a 8/2 K/BB over twenty-two at-bats, but otherwise his slide has continued. Triunfel isn't playing. Since Carroll jumped ship, I really only have Britton to talk about elsewhere, and in his case, as was the case in Australia, the slugging has increased at the expense of on-base percentage. I'm holding out hope that he manages to break with one of the full-season teams next year, which would be nice considering he's 24 now and didn't play all of last season.

If you've come to expect more disappointment at the number of active players in Venezuela, you're in for it again this week. We've added Quiroz, but Campos, Grube, and Jose Jimenez only pitched two innings this week, Chavez did not play (is he injured?), and Luis Rodriguez was inactive. Of those that remain, Medina went active again but took his seventh loss, and you have to think that the inning cap is approaching for him soon. Cesar Jimenez is losing his grasp on the 40-man spot, still, and Luis Antonio still is slugging and running his near even eye numbers, but basically has no place to play. Mike Wilson fans will be pleased to note that his overall numbers improves slightly as he had six hits in twenty-three at-bats, including a double and a couple of dingers, and he drew what looks like eleven walks.

That does it, I think. Bring back George Sherrill?