Winter League Sunday Round-up
November 16, 2008
The Surprise Rafters record sits at 10-24 for the season and, with their loss on Wednesday they were officially eliminated from post-season play.
Player Updates (11/12 -11/15): -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - Lofgren hasn't appeared since the last update and as a result his ERA holds at 28.29 in 9 appearances (7IP, 18H, 37R, 22ER, 15BB, 6K).
RHP Erik Stiller - Stiller worked a scoreless inning on 11/13 and struck out the only batter he faced on 11/15 to lower his ERA to 10.05 in 12 games (14.1IP, 24H, 23R, 16ER, 4BB, 13K).
RHP Josh Tomlin - Tomlin hasn't appeared since the last update, so his ERA still sits at 7.13 in 7 games (24IP, 33H, 22R, 19ER, 3BB, 24K).
RHP Neil Wagner - Wagner allowed only 1 run in 2.1IP on 11/12 and also worked 2 scoreless innings on 11/15 to lower his overall ERA to 6.23 in 12 games (17.1IP, 16H, 13R, 12ER, 11BB, 8K).
3B Wes Hodges - Hodges was 1-for-4 with a 2B on 11/12, 1-for-4 on 11/14 and 3-for-5 with 2RBI on 11/15 to give him a .368(35-for-95)/.384/.632/1.015 with 7 2B, 6HR & 26RBI in 22 games.
1B Beau Mills - Mills was 1-for-4 with an RBI on 11/12 and 2-for-4 with an RBI on 11/15 to raise his line to .230(14-for-61)/.319/.393/.713 with 4 2B, 2HR & 10RBI in 16 games.
INF Josh Rodriguez - J-Rod was 1-for-3 on 11/12, 0-for-4 with 4Ks on 11/14 and 1-for-2 with 2BB on 11/15 to improve his line to .174(12-for-69)/.293/.261/.554 with 6 2B & 7RBI in 21 games.
OF Stephen Head - Head was 0-for-4 on 11/12 and 0-for-3 on 11/15 to lower his overall line to .250(7-for-28)/.463/.286/.749 in 10 games.
RHP Neil Wagner has been busy this week; on top of appearing on Tony's radio show he also has the latest installment of his log on MLB.com discussing the Rafters elimination amongst other things.
Hawaii Winter League
Since the last update, the North Shore Honu have gone 0-2 to run their overall record to 14-20 for the season. They have now been eliminated from post-season play.
Player Updates (11/12 -11/15): -
LHP Matt Meyer - Meyer worked 2 scoreless innings on 11/14 with 4Ks to lower his ERA to 5.60 in 15 games (171.2IP, 20H, 14R, 11ER, 11BB, 22K).
LHP Shawn Nottingham - Nottingham allowed 3ER off 4 hits in 1IP on 11/14 to raise his ERA to 4.71 in 13 games (21IP, 21H, 14R, 11ER, 9BB, 26K).
LHP Heath Taylor - Not appeared since 10/17 due to a finger blister and his ERA still holds at 2.19 in 4 games.
C Adam Davis - Davis was 0-for-5 on 11/12 & 0-for-2 on 11/14 to lower his line to a terrible .093(5-for-54)/.286/.167/.452 in 20 games.
3B Dustin Realini - Realini was 0-for-4 on 11/12 and 0-for-1 on 11/14 to lower his line to .171(7-for-41)/.346/.220/.566 in 14 games.
INF Ron Rivas - Rivas was 0-for-5 on 11/12 and 0-for-4 on 11/14 to lower his line to .216(11-for-51)/.259/.235/.495 in 16 games.
OF Matt McBride - McBride was 2-for-4 with a 2B on 11/14 to raise his line to a steady .285(37-for-130)/.364/.438/.803 with 11 2B, 3HR & 22 RBI in 33 games.
LHP Kaimi Mead is pitching for Honolulu Sharks and since the last update worked 0.1 scoreless innings on 11/12 and 0.2 scoreless innings on 11/15 to lower his overall numbers to a 1.37ERA in 15 games (19.2IP, 15H, 7R, 3ER, 8BB, 14K).
Caribbean Winter Leagues
Player Updates (overall numbers): -
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
RHP Randy Newsom - 4G, 2.2IP, 7H, 7R/ER, 3BB, 1K, 23.62ERA
OF Matt LaPorta - 17G, .164(11-for-67)/.250/.299/.549, 3 2B, 2HR, 12RBI (Not played since 11/07).
INF Asdrubal Cabrera - Has not yet played.
OF Franklin Gutierrez - Has not yet played.
RHP Edward Mujica - 3G, 0-3, 3IP, 8H, 6R/ER, 1BB, 1K, 18.00ERA
INF Nuiman Romero - 10G, .313(10-for-32)/.313/.313/.625, 2RBI
INF Karexon Sanchez - Has not yet played.
RHP Hector Rondon - Has not yet played.
RHP Jeanmar Gomez - Has not yet played.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE
1B Jordan Brown - 9G, .241(7-for-29)/.324/.276/.599, 2B, 4RBI - Brown's season is over as he has been sent home with a minor foot injury.
C Chris Gimenez - 17G, .218(12-for-55)/.419/.473/.892, 2 2B, 4HR, 11RBI
RHP Adam Miller - 6G, 25.2IP, 25H, 15R, 13ER, 6BB, 22K, 4.56ERA - Has now moved to the pen in the Dominican.
LHP Scott Lewis - 5G, 22IP, 25H, 14R, 13ER, 6BB, 27K, 5.32ERA
LHP Tony Sipp - Has not yet played.
RHP Fausto Carmona - 1G, 4IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 0.00ERA
3B Andy Marte - 7G, .217(5-for-23)/.333/.217/.551
LHP Rafael Perez - Has not yet played.
C Carlos Santana - Has not yet played.
OF Jose Constanza - Has not yet played.
OF Lucas Montero - 19G, .240(12-for-50)/.406/.400/.806, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 6RBI
C Alex Castillo - 8G, .235(4-for-17)/.316/.353/.669, 2 2B, 2RBI
RHP Joaniel Montero - Has not yet played.
MEXICAN WINTER LEAGUE
OF Roman Pena - 31G, .287(27-for-94)/.356/.457/.813, 8 2B, 3B, 2HR, 11RBI
PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE
SS Kevin Fontanez - Has not yet played.
OF Andy Gonzalez - 6G, .263(5-for-19)/.423/.316/.739, 2B, RBI
RHP Edward Buzachero - 4G, 6.1IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 6K, 0.00ERA
OF Jason Cooper - 7G, .385(10-for-26)/.484/.692/1.176, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 6RBI
I'll be back on Wednesday with the next Winter League Round-up.