Winterball Roundup - 1/12

The relief duo of Mark Hamburger and Zach Phillips appeared once again in Puerto Rico on Wednesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


Caribes de Anzoategui leadoff hitter Endy Chavez continued his hot-hitting ways on Wednesday, as he had three singles and a walk in six plate appearances. Chavez, who raised his postseason average to .324, also had a stolen base.



Dominican Winter League

There were no games on Wednesday. The league will resume play on Thursday evening.



Puerto Rican Winter League

Mark Hamburger has yet to allow a run in the Puerto Rican Winter League's post season. The right-handed reliever turned in another strong outing on Wednesday, tossing 1.2 hitless, scoreless frames. He fanned one without issuing a walk.

Hamburger ended a bit of a jam created by left-hander Zach Phillips, who retired one batter but yielded a hit and a walk before being lifted. Neither base runner scored.



Mexican Pacific League


The Liga Mexicana del Pacifico took the day off on Wednesday. Like in the Dominican, games will resume Thursday evening.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

The Bravos took home the 2010 Liga Paralela title with a best-of-three series victory over Caracas. The season concluded on December 22.

That Caracas club featured 19-year-old shortstop Edwin Garcia, who appeared in 23 games and went 15-for-66 (.227) with four doubles and a home run. He had 13 walks against only nine strikeouts.

Anzoategui hurler Jonathan Rojas shined over three starts, tossing 10 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old allowed three hits while walking two and striking out seven. Rojas doesn't have any state-side experience above the rookie level, but his strong performance earned him two appearances with the LVBP Caribes team.

David Paisano and Renny Osuna turned in impressive performances with the big La Guaira club in '09, but both were largely relegated to Liga Paralela this year after early season slumps.

Paisano played 25 games in Liga Paralela and hit .283 (30-for-106) with nine doubles, six walks, and five stolen bases in eight attempts.

The versatile Osuna played just about all over the diamond––appearing in 21 contests––and posted a .280/.314/.512 slash line with nine doubles, two triples, and two round-trippers in 87 plate appearances.

Lefty reliever Joe Ortiz pitched most of the campaign with the LVBP team but hurled three scoreless innings in three minor league relief appearances.



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