2014 Winter Leagues: 10/15/2014 Results


Arizona Fall League
- Mesa Solar Sox 5 - 2 Peoria Javelinas
- Salt River Rafters 5 - 7 Glendale Desert Dogs
- Surprise Saguaros 13 - 11 Scottsdale Scorpions
  • SS Matt Reynolds: 1 for 5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, K, SB, 2 Errors

Venezuelan Winter League
- Aguilas del Zulia 5 - 4 Leones del Caracas
- Tiburones de La Guaira 3 - 5 Tigres de Aragua
- Cardenales de Lara 3 - 4 Bravos de Margarita
  • SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1 for 4, R, 2 K
  • LF Jairo Perez: 0 for 4, 2 K, OF assist
- Caribes de Anzoategui 8 - 3 Navegantes del Magallanes

  • LF Brandon Allen: 3 for 4, 2 R, 3 BB

Mexican Pacific League
- Mayos de Navojoa 2 - Venados de Mazatlan 7
- Aguilas de Mexicali 8 - Yaquis de Obregon 4
- Naranjeros de Hermosillo 2 - Charros de Jalisco 9
  • LF Cory Vaughn: 1 for 4
- Tomateros de Culiacan 3 - Caneros de los Mochis 5
  • LF Brian Burgamy: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI, K

Dominican Winter League

(Begins 10/16/2014)

Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico League

(Begins 10/30/2014)


Anonymous said...

Interested to see if Cesar is on one of the Dominican teams out of the gate

Ernest Dove said...

Im interested to see if Cesar is on the Mets team out of the gate come April.

Anonymous said...

That is why I am interested to see if he gets right to the winter leagues, if not even for auditioning for other teams in the event of a DFA

Anonymous said...


The first DWL game is tonight....so hopefully the teams posts their rosters some time today and I'll write up a post listing any Mets participating

Anonymous said...

Puello played with the Toros last year and struggled in the 41 games he played hitting only .200

Ernest Dove said...

I agree with a previous commenter/poster in past article who stated that why not simply replace EY Jr with puello on the 25 man........puello has the speed, more power and overall higher upside anyway.......besides, how many '5 tool' prospects for Mets can continue to be a bust, right? (don't answer that lol)

Christopher Soto said...


While it sounds good in theory, EYJ pretty much had no role on the Mets after Den Dekker re-emerged. He was only being used as a late inning pinch runner. EYJ is a goner irregardless.

The only way Puello gets on the 25 man roster is to supplant Kirk Nieuwenheis as the 5th OF.

Ernest Dove said...


I here ya, but part of me still sees Kirk and den dekker as being two of the same.....they have some different traits/skills, but I don't know if both should continue on here. I guess, if mets sign a one year right handed OF bat, then maybe just keep both until Nimmo is called up, but.............

Christopher Soto said...


I agree.....that's why I DO think Puello will supplant Kirk.

Because A) the club wont want to lose him via waivers and B) I think Kirk can pass through waivers without being claimed.

Tom Brennan said...

Puello excels vs lefties. In 2013 and 2014, .356 in 185 at bats. His 2013 splits vs. lefties in less than 100 PAs: .421/.483/.842.

In his 2014 struggle year, in about 125 PAs, .312/.409/.532.

Given his speed and defensive prowess, keeping him on the 25 man as a lefty platoon OF, rather than letting him go bye-bye, seems to really make sense.

So he should play winter ball and erase last winter's weak performance, and then win that 25th spot.

Mack Ade said...

Based on the rule of things, Puello hasn't earned a slot in Queens yet.

Hobie said...


I agree that Kirk is a lesser risk for a waiver claim than Cesar, but I see that choice only having to be made if the NYM sign a FA OF.

If we're stuck with Grandy* in LF then I'd like to see den D & Puello get as many AB's in RF (occ. CF for dD) as possible. That would leave a 5th OF spot for Kirk until Nimmo pushes one of them out..

*I look at Granderson's spilts batting 5/6 vs. everywhere else and find it amazing.
----- 5/6 - other
G 36 - 120
AB 123 - 441
BA .350 - .235
OBP .420 - .325
SLG .610 - .389
OPS 1.030-.714
and batting 5/6 more RBI (27) than K (26)!!

It's possible that the correlation of of his vaunted streaks & batting position are just the vagaries of randomness--a rogue wave off the coast of S.Africa, but it almost makes the resignation of his presence tolerable.

I keep flipping on this, but at this instant I'm more for trading one/more of the "expendables" for an A/A+ high ceiling bat, than a Fab 5 for more mlb-ready hot prospect.

Tom Brennan said...

Where is Dilson playing this winter? last year, as I recall, he played in a Colombian Winter League for 40 + games.

Christopher Soto said...


It was reported that Dilson Herrera was expected to play winter ball for the Tigres de Licey in the DWL.

DWL rosters have still not been posted online outside of 1 player in the entire league.

Jesus Colome apparently is the only DWL this year lol.

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