Twins Week in the Winter Leagues
Last week, Twins Daily got you caught up on how the Twins players were doing in the various Winter Leagues. Obviously the entire seasons are Small Sample Size, so looking at just this week has to be taken for what it is worth. In some cases, there were really good weeks had by certain players. In other cases, they may be in a one-week slump. We’ll take a look at who is hot and who is not in Arizona, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Australia. Feel free to ask questions and discuss.
Also, via Twitter on Monday, infielder Brian Dozier mentioned that he will soon be headed to Venezuela to get some additional at bats.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE
The answer to this question remains the same as it has been for most of the AFL season. Nate Roberts had another terrific week. He went 8-17 (.471) on the week. Overall, he is still hitting .465/.579/.558 (1.137). He had a 4-5 game and a 2-4 game among the four games that he played.
Caleb Thielbar had an impressive 2012 season at three levels for the Twins, and many believe that he really can be a solid left-handed reliever, but he has really struggled in the AFL. This past week, he pitched twice and gave up four runs on four hits and three walks in 2.2 innings. His season ERA is now at 11.57.
Two Twins pitchers were selected to play in the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars game. Kyle Gibson started and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in the game’s first two innings.
Michael Tonkin came in to the Rising Stars Game to start the fifth inning. In seven AFL appearances, he is yet to give up a run in nine innings. He had given up just five hits, walked one and struck out six. However, in the AFL “All Star” game, things didn’t go so well. He faced five batters. He gave up three hits, hit a batter and the other reached on an error. All told, he was charged with five runs (4 earned) without recording an out.
Logan Darnell pitched just once during the past seven days. He gave up one run on two hits and two walks in 0.2 innings. Both outs he recorded came on strikeouts.
Evan Bigley went 3-9 on the week. He played in two games and in one of them he went 3-5. He’s hitting .217/.280/.326 on the season.
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
Oswaldo Arcia got off to a slow start. However, in the past week, he is 6-15 (.400) with two doubles and a home run. He also walked four times while striking out just three times. That raised his season totals to .250/.321/.438 (.759) in 48 at bats.
Angel Mata pitched two more times. He went 2.1 scoreless innings. The 19-year-old now has a 0.87 ERA in 10.1 innings over 7 games. He has given up nine hits, walked four and struck out 12. He started for Elizabethton during the season.
After getting off to a fast start, Aaron Hicks has gone cold. In the last week, he has one hit in 12 at bats (over 5 games). Overall, he is now 11-54 (.204/.306/.296 (.603)).
Josmil Pinto went 2-7 with two doubles during the week. He’s now 2-11 (.182) on the season.
David Bromberg made one start. On Halloween, he gave up six runs on six hits (including two home runs) and three walks in just three innings. He struckout four. He is now 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP.
Edgar Ibarra also made one start. The lefty gave up two runs (1 earned) on three hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out two.
Dakota Watts didn’t pitch for a week and then in the past week, he pitched three times. He gave up no runs on just one hit and three walks in five innings. He struck out just one. Overall in six games, he is 0-1 with a 4.91. In 7.1 innings, he’s given up four runs on three hits and five walks.
Eduardo Escobar went 4-14 (.286) during the week.
Deolis Guerra pitched two innings over two games. He gave up three runs on four hits and two walks. In four games, he has a 9.82 ERA. In 3.2 innings, he has given up one hit and walked two while striking out three.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE
A week ago, Pedro Florimon was 4-35 through his first nine games and hitting just .114. In the seven games he played in the last week, he is 11-28 (.393) and has had five multi-hit games. Overall, he is now hitting .237/.328/.254 (14-59) in 16 games overall.
Drew Butera went 2-8 with a double in four games this week. He’s now hitting .250/.385/.344 with three doubles overall.
Wilkin Ramirez went 1-7 with four strikeouts.
Luis Perdomo pitched 2.2 innings over two games. He gave up one run on one hit and three walks.
Jhonathan Arias made his season debut. He is 0-2 in his at bats.
Miguel Sano played in two games this week. He went 1-5.
MEXICO WINTER LEAGUE
In last week’s report, we noted that Chris Colabello had gone 2-28 (.071) over his previous eight games. In the six games he played in the last week, he has gone 9-21 (.429) with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI. He walked three times and struckout twice. In 19 games overall, he is now hitting .294 with eight doubles, three homes and 15 RBI in 68 at bats.
Anthony Slama pitched three times in the last week. In 3.1 innings, he has given up three runs on four hits. He walked two and struckout six.
AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE
The regular season of the ABL got started over this past weekend. Four teams opened their seasons.
JD Williams went 2-12 with a walk and three strikeouts.
Jacob Younis was 0-3 with an RBI.
Tyler Herr pitched a scoreless inning.
There is our weekend Winter League Update. Please feel free to ask question and discuss.