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Around The Farm: December 31, 2013

LVBP, LBPRC gear up for playoffs

Around The Farm:  December 31, 2013
January 1, 2014
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Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in offseason winter ball leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.

Note: There were no games played on Tuesday night due to New Year's Eve, but now with all of the winter leagues done with their regular seasons this is a quick overview of the playoff setup for each league. Happy New Year everyone!


The round-robin phase of the LVBP playoffs will consist of the top five teams (out of eight) playing four games (two home, two away) against each other for a total of 16 games.  The top two teams from the round-robin stage will face off in a best of seven championship series for the league title and Venezuela's slot in the Caribbean Series.


The Puerto Rican playoff format is almost identical to the Venezuelan format detailed above except that only four teams (out of five total in the LBPRC) advance to the round-robin playoffs, meaning that the round-robin stage lasts only 12 games.

Here is a brief guide to the playoff schedule in each league:


Round-Robin Phase - December 27-January 17
Off Days - December 31, January 1, January 7, January 13

No information is currently available on the Serie Final dates.


Round-Robin Phase - January 2-January 21
Off Days - None  (Due to the odd number of teams in the Round-Robin Phase, one must be off each day.  Each team is off every fifth day for a total of four off days in the twenty days if the Round-Robin Phase).

No information is currently available on the Championship Series dates.


Round-Robin Phase - January 3-January 17
Off Days - January 6, January 9, January 13

Championship Series
Game 1 - January 19
Game 2 - January 21
Game 3 - January 22
Game 4 - January 24
Game 5 - January 25 (if necessary)
Game 6 - January 26 (if necessary)
Game 7 - January 28 (if necessary)

User Comments

January 2, 2014 - 4:13 AM EST
I'm not exactly sure which Indians are still out there for the Caribbean play-offs - most of them seem to have been shut down. I would guess:

DWL: Santana.
PRWL: R.Perez and maybe Sturdevant (Colon's team failed to make the play-offs).
VWL: Aguilar, Murata, Ra.Rodriguez and maybe JC Ramirez and/or Araujo, although the latter two haven't played for a couple of weeks.

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