Posted by Mack Ade at 6:01 PM
Escogido 3, Licey 0 - Felix Diaz scattered three hits and a walk over four innings and former Major Leaguer Felix Heredia notched the win in relief for the Leones, who evened their record to 2-2 in the round-robin playoffs. Carlos Gomez (Brewers), Willis Otanez and Abraham Nunez drove in the runs - mlb
Arecibo 9, Mayaguez 8 - Minor League free agent Jesus Feliciano went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Michel Abreu (Mets) knocked in a pair of runs as the first-place Lobos notched their fifth straight victory. Reliever Levale Speigner (Marlins) improved to 6-0, despite yielding two runs in 1 1/3 innings. Randy Ruiz (Blue Jays) belted a solo homer for the Indios - mlb
RHP - The Mets may have some openings in the starting rotation and after his 2.42 ERA in four starts (five appearances) in the Venezuelan League, Nieve shows he is ready. He had a 3/26 walk to K ratio and a .200 opponent average. mwob
Wilmer Flores didn't have a great season in the SAL this year but neither did Ivan Rodriguez in 1989 in the SAL. Flores hit 0.264/0.305/0.331 and Pudge hit 0.238/0.278/0.355. Both were 17 and had similar AB's and production. Pudge hit for a little more power, but it gives you an idea why Flores is a highly touted prospect.
Ruben Tejada finds him in the mix with some pretty good company of Eastern League middle infielders. Rollins, Renteria and Reyes all had good numbers with Tejada having the best OBP, Rollins had the best BB/K rate and the most home run power but they look fairly comparable across the board.
1999 Jimmy Rollins 20 0.273/0.336/0.404
2009 Ruben Tejada 19 0.288/0.351/0.371
1995 Edgar Renteria 20 0.289/0.329/0.388
2002 Jose Reyes 19 0.287/0.331/0.425