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Fall/Winter League Update for 11/9/2009

It's been a week since I did one of these, so all stats are from November 2-8, unless otherwise noted.

In Arizona:

  • Lorenzo Cain went 5-for-12 with two walks, scored twice, drove in two runs and stole three bases, raising his AFL line to .259/.403/.296. He still has just two extra base hits in 66 PAs.
  • Taylor Green went 1-for-3 with a walk and scored a run. He's hitting .200/.364/.200 in 43 PAs.
  • Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-7 with a double and drove in two runs. He's hitting .364/.371/.576 in 34 PAs.
  • Omar Aguilar pitched an inning last Monday and two more on Thursday, allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks, striking out two. He's posted a 7.84 ERA in 10.1 AFL innings, with a 10:6 K:BB ratio.
  • Zach Braddock pitched perfect innings on Monday and Friday, striking out one in each outing. Braddock has posted a 0.93 ERA in 9.2 innings, and hasn't allowed a hit or walk in his last four innings.
  • Josh Butler had a nice bounce back outing Tuesday, pitching three scoreless innings, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out four. He's now carrying a 10.13 ERA in 10.2 innings, and has walked 7 and struck out 11. Opposing batters are still hitting .420 off of him.
  • Mark Rogers got roughed up on Wednesday, allowing five runs on five hits (including two home runs) and a walk while lasting just .1 innings. Rogers has posted a 17.61 ERA in 7.2 AFL innings, walking nine and striking out five.
  • Rob Wooten pitched 1.2 innings Wednesday and another inning Friday, and allowed no runs on a hit and no walks, striking out three. That lowered his ERA to 4.76 in 5.2 innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

In Venezuela:

  • Alcides Escobar went 5-for-19 with two walks, scored twice, drove in two runs and stole two bases for Lara. Overall, he's hitting .281/.324/.281 in his first 34 VWL PAs.
  • Adam Heether hasn't played for Caracas since November 1 and I'm not sure why. With that said, as always, translations of Venezuelan articles on the matter are unintentionally hilarious:
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Sounds like Heether is being held out to give someone else a shot. No mention of him being hurt, at least.

  • Hernan Iribarren went 6-for-15 with a triple and a walk, drove in three runs and scored twice for Lara. He's hitting .304/.360/.446 in 99 PAs.
  • Brendan Katin went 6-for-16 with three doubles, a triple, six walks, two stolen bases, four runs scored and two RBI. He's hitting .254/.395/.458 in 69 PAs.
  • Ryan Houston made his first appearance Thursday since having two disastrous blown saves in his first two outings. He pitched a perfect inning, picking up his first save. 

In Mexico: David Welch picked up a win Thursday, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings of work, walking none and striking out seven. He's posted a 3.54 ERA in 20.1 LMP innings, striking out 23 and walking just seven.

In the Dominican Republic: All stats are from Sunday-Saturday:

  • Erick Almonte went 7-for-19 for Cibao, with two walks, a double and a home run, scoring twice and driving in two runs. He's hitting .305/.406/.441 in 68 DWL PAs.
  • Sam Narron started on Friday for Cibao, and allowed three earned runs on seven hits in just 3.1 innings, walking none and striking out one. He's posted a 4.50 ERA in 18 innings, walking six and striking out seven.
  • Juan Sandoval pitched 4.1 innings over three outings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk, striking out three. He has a 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings of work.