The Mexican Winter League playoffs came to an end on Monday night as Jalisco fell to Culiacan by a 4-3 score. Cincinnati Reds prospect Marquez Smith got the start at designated hitter in the game and had one of the Charros’ four hits and he made the hit count as he smacked a solo homer to left field in the fifth inning to get his team on the board. The season comes to an end for Smith after more than 300 plate appearances over the winter. Here is his total line for the winter, including both the regular season and playoffs.
Down in Venezuela the finals continued with Caribes taking on Magallanes. Caribes fell 10-3, but it wasn’t due to Felix Perez. The right fielder went 3-4 with an RBI as he continued to crush the ball in the winter league. After hitting .360 in the regular season the left hander is now hitting .324 during the playoffs. The series will continue Tuesday night.
Felix Perez (Venezuela), Alejandro Chacin (Venezuela), Jose Mijares (Venezuela), Neftali Soto (Puerto Rico) and Yovan Gonzalez (Puerto Rico) are the only Reds still playing winter ball.