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Winter League Wednesday Round-up

November 12, 2008
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Arizona Fall League

Since the last update, the Surprise Rafters have gone 0-2 to lower their overall record to 9-21 for the season.

Player Updates (11/09 - 11/11): -

LHP Chuck Lofgren - Lofgren struggled again on 11/11; in part due to poor defense, but also due to poor control. He allowed 6 runs (all unearned) in only 0.1IP as a result of 3BB, a HBP and two errors (including one by Lofgren himself). In spite of that he lowered his ERA to 28.29 in 9 appearances (7IP, 18H, 37R, 22ER, 15BB, 6K).

RHP Erik Stiller - Stiller allowed an unearned run off 2 hits in 1IP on 11/11, but actually lowered his ERA to 11.08 in the process. Stiller has worked 13 innings in 10 appearances, allowing 24 hits with 4BB and 11K.

RHP Josh Tomlin - Tomlin got the start for the Rafters on 11/11 and it was a mixed outing; he allowed 3 first inning runs before retiring 12 straight hitters before eventually allowing another 2 runs with 2-out in the 5th to give him a line of 5IP, 6H, 5R/ER, 0BB, 6K and raise his ERA to 7.13 in 7 games (24IP, 33H, 22R, 19ER, 3BB, 24K).

RHP Neil Wagner - Has not pitched since the last update, as a result still holds a 7.62ERA in 10 games (13IP, 14H, 12R, 11ER, 11BB, 4K).

3B Wes Hodges - Hodges made his only appearance since the last update on 11/10 going 1-for-2 with a BB, HBP & an RBI to raise his numbers to .366(30-for-82)/.384/.659/1.042 with 6 2B, 6HR & 24RBI in 19 games.

1B Beau Mills - Mills went 0-for-4 on 11/10 to put him in the midst of a 6-for-39 slump (.154) and lower his overall numbers to .208(11-for-53)/.302/.396/.698 with 4 2B, 2HR & 8RBI in 14 games.

INF Josh Rodriguez - J-Rod put in a 2-for-4 performance on 11/11 with 2 2B, to put him in the middle of a modest 4-for-10 hot streak with 2BB over his last 3 games but still only improve his numbers to a disappointing .167(10-for-60)/.282/.250/.532 line in 18 games.

OF Stephen Head - Has not appeared since the last update due to being on the Taxi Squad (activated Wednesdays and Saturdays), so his numbers still hold at .333(5-for-15)/.531/.381/.912 in 8 games.

I stumbled upon a video AFL recap from Jonathan Mayo of who touches on Wes Hodges' performance so far in the Fall League amongst other things.

Hawaii Winter League

Since the last update, the North Shore Honu have gone 1-0 with a 6-6 tie in their game on 11/09 against West Oahu in a game that was agreed to finish after 7 innings to preserve both teams pitching staffs and have run their overall record to 14-18 for the season.

Player Updates (11/09 - 11/11): -

LHP Matt Meyer - Meyer worked a scoreless inning on 11/11 to lower his ERA to 6.32 in 14 games (15.2IP, 20H, 14R, 11ER, 10BB, 18K).

LHP Shawn Nottingham - Nottingham worked 2 innings on 11/09 allowing 3 runs off 4 hits raising his overall ERA to 3.60 in 12 games (20IP, 17H, 11R, 8ER, 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-3 on 11/09 and 0-for-1 on 11/11 to lower his line to .106(5-for-47)/.311/.191/.503 in 18 games.

3B Dustin Realini - Realini hasn't appeared since the last update so his line still holds at .194(7-for-36)/.356/.250/.606 in 12 games.

INF Ron Rivas - Rivas was 1-for-3 on 11/09 to raise his line to .262(11-for-42)/.311/.286/.597 in 14 games.

OF Matt McBride - McBride was 2-for-4 with an RBI double on 11/09 and 0-for-4 on 11/11 to give him a steady .278(35-for-126)/.356/.429/.785 line with 10 2B, 3HR & 21RBI in 32 games.

LHP Kaimi Mead is pitching for Honolulu Sharks and since the last update pitched 2 scoreless innings on 11/09 to lower his overall numbers to a 1.45ERA (18.2IP, 13H, 7R, 3ER, 8BB, 14K) in 13 games.

Caribbean Winter Leagues

Player Updates (overall numbers): -


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 - Has not yet played.

INF Nuiman Romero - 7G, .389(7-for-18)/.389/.389/.778, RBI

INF Karexon Sanchez - Has not yet played.

RHP Hector Rondon - Has not yet played.

RHP Jeanmar Gomez - Has not yet played.


1B Jordan Brown - 9G, .241(7-for-29)/.324/.276/.599, 2B, 4RBI

C Chris Gimenez - 15G, .204(10-for-49)/.409/.469/.878, 2B, 4HR, 9RBI

RHP Adam Miller - 5G, 22.2IP, 22H, 14R, 12ER, 6BB, 20K, 4.76ERA

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 - 18G, .245(12-for-49)/.413/.408/.821, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 6RBI

C Alex Castillo - 6G, .250(2-for-8)/.400/.250/.650

RHP Joaniel Montero - Has not yet played.


OF Roman Pena - 27G, .300(24-for-80)/.378/.488/.865, 7 2B, 3B, 2HR, 11RBI


SS Kevin Fontanez - Has not yet played.

OF Andy Gonzalez - 3G, .273(3-for-11)/.429/.364/.792, 2B

RHP Edward Buzachero - 2G, 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 0.00ERA

OF Jason Cooper - 4G, .600(9-for-15)/.667/1.133/1.800, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 5RBI (4 straight multi-hit games to start the season).

I'll be back on Sunday with the next Winter League Round-up.

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