Winterball Roundup - 12/2
Snyder threw a gem
Snyder threw a gem
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Dec 3, 2010


Left-hander Ben Snyder tossed seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball in Puerto Rico on Thursday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


La Guaira DH Max Ramirez (.315/.403/.426) helped carry his club to a one-run victory by going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run batted in. The 26-year-old is 12-for-30 (.400) with two doubles and six walks over his last 10 ballgames.

Lara’s Guilder Rodriguez saw action as a pinch runner and scored a run, though he didn’t get a plate appearance. He remained in the game at third base.

Shortstop Andres Blanco (.288/.362/.385) grounded out twice and flied out once.

Caribes de Anzoategui right-hander Jonathan Rojas appeared in his second winterball game and struck out both batters he faced. Rojas entered the contest in the eighth inning with two men on and one out. The 6-foot-2 hurler pitched his first game with the big club on November 18, tossing a scoreless inning.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

No Rangers appeared in Thursday’s games.



Dominican Winter League

Aguilas Cibaenas left fielder Julio Borbon saw his average drop to .341 after he went hitless in four at-bats, striking out once. Borbon has been the club’s everyday left fielder with Willy Taveras playing in center.

Chris Davis (.264/.328/.547) was 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He has seven extra-base hits and 16 strikeouts in 58 plate appearances thus far.

Esteban German’s Toros del Este defeated Engel Beltre’s Licey club on Thursday night. German went 1-for-4 while Beltre appeared as a pinch hitter in the ninth and popped out to the catcher.



Puerto Rican Winter League

Left-hander Ben Snyder is primarily a reliever at this point in his career––and he profiles as a lefty specialist should he eventually reach the big leagues. But the 25-year-old is performing quite well as a starting pitcher in Puerto Rico this offseason.

Snyder (1.17 ERA/.173 BAA) tossed seven scoreless innings against San Juan on Thursday, yielding just a pair of singles. He walked one and struck out one.

The former Giants prospect has walked only two and struck out just four in 15.1 innings. Fellow southpaws are 2-for-21 against him with one double, zero walks, and one punchout.

Miguel Velazquez batted eighth and played left field for Snyder’s Ponce club. Velazquez went 0-for-3 with a run batted in.



Mexican Pacific League


Catcher Jose Felix got his first start of the season for Guasave and was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. The 22-year-old has three round-trippers in 278 regular-season contests. He also threw out a runner at second base in the game.



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