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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: 24 G, 92 AB, 22 R, 33 H, 8 2B, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 5 SB, 3 CS, 28/11 K/BB, .359/.438/.674
OF James Jones: 24 G, 86 AB, 15 R, 24 H, 4 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS, 13/11 K/BB, 3 HBP, .279/.380/.430
OF James McOwen: 20 G, 79 AB, 18 R, 28 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 9 RBI, 12 SB, 3 CS, 8/12 K/BB, .354/.440/.481
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: 16 G, 50 AB, 5 R, 4 H, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, CS, 15/4 K/BB, HBP, .080/.161/.160

Dominican Winter League:
RHP Jonathan Arias: 1-1, 3 G, 3.38 ERA in 2.2 IP, 2 H, R, 5/3 K/BB
UT Leury Bonilla: 5 G, 2 AB, H, .500/.500/.500
OF Daniel Carroll: 9 G, 14 AB, 2 R, 2 H, 2 SB, 6/0 K/BB, HBP, .143/.200/.143
LHP Fabio Castro: 0-4, 13 G (9 GS), 6.12 ERA in 32.1 IP, 37 H (5 HR), 22 R, 29/11 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, 17 G, 1.50 ERA in 12.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (2 ER), 10/4 K/BB, 2 WP
RF Carlos Peguero: 45 G, 166 AB, 29 R, 43 H, 9 2B, 11 HR, 29 RBI, 6 SB, CS, 63/19 K/BB, 3 HBP, .259/.342/.512
SS Carlos Triunfel: 20 G, 49 AB, 3 R, 7 H, 2B, 2 RBI, CS, 11/0 K/BB, .143/.160/.163

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: 35 G, 129 AB, 33 R, 42 H, 8 2B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB, 25/23 K/BB, .326/~.428/.481

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: 3-1, 16 G (2 GS), 3.26 ERA in 30.1 IP, 24 H (2 HR), 12 R (11 ER), 25/19 K/BB, 2 WP, 2 HB
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, 9 G (GS), 10.93 ERA in 14.0 IP, 24 H (3 HR), 17 R, 6/8 K/BB, HB
LHP Cesar Jimenez: 1-2, 16 G, 6.06 ERA in 16.1 IP, 23 H, 14 R (11 ER), 8/7 K/BB, 2 WP
LHP Jose Jimenez: 1-0, 28 G, 2.04 ERA in 17.2 IP, 15 H, 5 R (4 R), 18/8 K/BB, 4 HB
DH Luis Antonio Jimenez: 59 G, 205 AB, 39 R, 61 H, 11 2B, 10 HR, 30 RBI, SB, CS, 44/41 K/BB, .298/.417/.498
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: 34 G, 119 AB, 12 R, 33 H, 7 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS, 21/11 K/BB, .277/.341/.420
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, 10 G (8 GS), 5.35 ERA in 37.0 IP, 43 H (2 HR), 25 R (22 ER), 29/18 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: 47 G, 151 AB, 13 R, 38 H, 9 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 41/14 K/BB, .252/.333/.404
RHP Angel Raga: 0-0, 7 G, 5.25 ERA in 12.0 IP, 11 H (2 HR), 7 R, 8/6 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: 35 G, 42 AB, 2 R, 11 H, 2B, RBI, 2 SB, CS, 9/4 K/BB, .262/.326/.286

There's one more Greg Halman article this week, and that's one where Mike Carp shares his thoughts about Halman. As you might guess, it's one that's rooted in the personal, so it can be a little intense at times.

In addition to the signings that happened last week, we also had some releases as the M's got rid of RHP Gregorio Aquino, RHP Chia-An Huang (who even knew he was still system property?), RHP Bryan Leigh, C Travis Higgs, C Billy Marcoe (which means the loss of a cheering section in Everett), 1B Ethan Paquette, 3B Matt Browning, and 3B Stephen Cochrane. I think the biggest thing I have to say about all this is, really? Huang was still around? Anyway, none of these cuts are major ones even on an organization level. Higgs hit well in short-season ball, but was way too old for it and is competing against a bunch of other 2011 drafted catchers. Browning is one more name to add to the list of guys who hit well in Pulaski and nowhere else.

Overall, this was another one of those weeks where there's more to talk about elsewhere than with the stats themselves. The coolest thing I came across this week was a video of Denny Almonte in the ABL All-Star Game where he made a great diving catch and later hit a home run. You can also navigate over from there and get a video of McOwen making a catch near his shoes. These videos in and of themselves were the biggest thing going on down there because otherwise, you had a few positive games from McOwen and that was it. In the Dominican, Peguero hit another dinger and struck out a few times. Triunfel is still struggling and not walking. Paredes' stats remain jumpy because someone isn't keeping track of things down there. Britton slipped a little in Nicaragua, though not significantly.

In Venezuela, the pickings were unusually slim. Running down the list of actives, you had Campos, Hernandez, Jose Jimenez, Luis Antonio Jimenez, Limonta, Quiroz, and Yepez. That was the extent of it. Yepez slipped. Quiroz was pretty consistent but lost some slugging. Limonta also maintained the batting average while losing a little in peripherals. Hitting Jimenez is mostly the same. Pitching Jimenez avoided some minor trouble. Hernandez is getting closer and closer to that vaunted single-digit ERA. Campos didn't have a good week and gave up a few too many hits and hit a couple of guys, which led to some problems.

Happy Holidays, all. I'll be checking in with the last post next week. Despite its coming on New Year's Eve, I'm not really anticipating anything flashy.