Winter League Results 1.11.2016 | Carrillo's Aguilas Jumped Out to 2-0 Lead, Alvarez "the LOOGY" Dominates a Few Righties, Another Fine Bullpen Showing by Montero


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs
- Venados de Mazatlan 8 - 4 Yaquis de Obregon  [Series tied 1-1]
- Aguilas de Mexicali 1 - 10 Mayos de Navojoa  [Mexicali leads 2-0]

  • C Xorge Carrillo: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2B, RBI(3), BB

Venezuela Professional Baseball League Playoffs
First Round
- Caribes de Anzoategui 1 - 0 Bravos de Margarita

Dominican Baseball League Playoffs
Round Robin Stage [Pool Play Ends 1/17/2016]
- Tigres del Licey 5 - 3 Toros del Este

  • RHP Jenrry Mejia: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 K [Juan Pablo Perez allowed Mejia's runner to score]
  • LHP Dario Alvarez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K [Faced 4 Right Handed Batters]

- Estrellas de Oriente 1 - 6 Leones del Escogido

  • RHP Rafael Montero: 2.0 IP, 1 H

Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League Playoffs
Round Robin Stage [Pool Play Ends 1/20/2016]
- Cangrejeros de Santurce 0 - 3 Criollos de Caguas
  • DH Johnny Monell: 1 for 3, BB, SB


Thomas Brennan said...

Very nice results for our boys, especially the hot Carillo.

Adam Smith said...

I can't help feeling like despite our depth, Montero's health and development will be big for this team. Pretty sure that (if healthy) he starts the year in the Vegas rotation, and if he shows well there (and isn't added to the ML rotation due to injury), he's either a candidate for a deadline trade, or gets added as a significant bullpen piece down the stretch. I like the kid and think he's got a nice #2/3 ceiling (on a normal staff).

Christopher Soto said...


I'm actually very worried about Montero's performance in DR. Yes he hasn't given up a run....but....during the Dominican League playoffs he has faced 23 batters so far.....and has struck out....1 guy. That's it.

For a league that is generally regarded as a AAA league in terms of talent for Montero to only have 1 K so far tells me either his breaking stuff is not great or his fastball has lost some zip.

Granted....all we have are stats....so we won't know what the truth is until he reports for camp.

Anonymous said...

You do realize that this is spring training for Montero right? he didn't pitch much in 2015 so this is just spring training for him.

Christopher Soto said...


Not really....Montero spent a month in instructional and roughly another 2-3 weeks in the Dominican Leagues "minor league" system before jumping to the parent league.

As i stated though....all we have are stats....we won't know what the truth is until he reports for MLB camp.

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