Join Jays From the Couch as we cover the progress of Toronto Blue Jays prospects in Winter Leagues this offseason
Is it me or does it seem as though there are less Blue Jays playing in the Winter League this offseason? I know the Blue Jays didn’t send any prospects to participate in the Australian Baseball League, which sucks, maybe that is what makes the number appear smaller than normal. Many of the prospects participating in the various Winter Leagues, not many are seeing regular playing time which makes this not very exciting to read. For that, I am sorry.
Tigres de Aragua (ARA)
IF Yeltsin Gudino– The 21-yr-old infielder has hit well in the last 10 games (Nov 16th to Dec 2nd). Despite batting just .250 over this period, Gudino collected hits in 6 of 10 games, scored a run in 6 of 10 games, and posted a nice .300 OBP. Overall, Gudino is batting .265 with 3 doubles, a triple, and 7 RBI while posting a .636OPS with .311OBP, and .325SLG.
IF Kevin Vicuna– The 20-yr-old infielder has not played since November 11th. Vicuna is batting .275 with a double, 7 runs scored, and 3 RBI in 19 games.
P Nicolas Medina– The 18-yr-old lefty continues to be used as a lefty specialist, seeing just 0.1 and 0.2 IP per outing over the past 10 games. Three of those outing he did not register an out but also did not allow a run. He’s been getting into a lot of games but only pitched a total of 3.0 innings between November 7th and December 2nd. Fortunately, Medina owns a record of 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA. He’s walked 5 batters and struck out 9. Opponents own a .297 batting average off Medina in 20 games.
Francisco Rios– Joined the Tigres de Aragua on November 22nd after struggling to get into games in Mexico. Rios has not allowed run in the 4 games he’s played in Venezuela, throwing 1.0IP, 2.2IP, 0.1IP, and 3.0IP in relief. Rios did not allow a hit in his last outing but 2 unearned runs crossed the plate as he walked 2 batters and struck out a pair.
P Elio Silva– The 23-yr-old last pitched on October 31st, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits in 1.0IP. His ERA ballooned to 32.40 ERA allowing 7 runs in 1.2 IP.
Tomateros de Culiacan (CUL)
OF Roemon Fields– The speedy Fields last played on November 17th. He is batting .264 with 4 doubles, 5RBI, 8BB, 13K, and 5 stolen bases in 23 games.
Naranjeros de Hermosillo (HER)
OF Norberto Obeso– The 23-yr-old Lugnut collected four multi-hit games over the last 10 games. Obeso went 3-for-3 on November 25th, 3-for-5 on the 27th, 2-for-3 on the 30th, and 2-for-4 on December 2nd. On November 30th, Obeso hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, hit by a pitch and stolen base in the 3rd inning, walked the bases loaded in in the 5th inning, hit a 2-run single in the 7th inning, and grounded out in the 8th. Overall, Obeso is batting .375 with a pair of doubles, a HR, 8 RBI, and 2-SB. He owns a 1.031 OPS with a .500 OBP.
Liga de Beisbol Dominicano
Leones del Escogido (ESC)
OF Jonathan Davis– hasn’t played since October 26th. He’s struggled to hit, batting .129 in 8 games.
Toros del Este (TOR)
OF Teoscar Hernandez– The Blue Jays left-fielder joined the Toros on November 27th going 1-for-2 with a double and 2-RBI. He’s gone 1-for-3, 0-for-3, 0-for-3, 2-for-5, and 0-for-3 in the 5 games after his debut. Teo is batting .211 with a double, 3 RBI, 4BB, and 8K in 19 at-bats.
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