It’s been a while since we looked at how the Cincinnati Reds minor leaguers were performing in the various fall and winter leagues around the world.

Yorman Rodriguez, who we wrote about earlier today, had a big three-day weekend in Venezuela. The outfielder, playing for the Bravos de Margarita went 4-11 (.364) with a double, home run, walk and three runs scored.  That pushed his line on the season, in 10 games, to .297/.381/.459.

The Venezuelan Winter League saw a new Red make his debut in the winter leagues. 22-year-old outfielder Kevin Garcia showed up on Saturday night for the Navegantes del Magallanes. He entered the game in the top of the 8th as a defensive replacement and would end up batting in the bottom of the 9th inning, doubling with a runner on first with two outs. He would get his first start on Sunday and made it count. Garcia would go 1-3 with a walk as the leadoff hitter.

Here’s a quick look at the stats for all of the Reds players who are currently participating in the various winter leagues around the world.

Alex Blandino AFL 57 2 2 0 3 5 17 1 .193 .270 .298
Sebastian Elizalde MEX 129 5 1 4 16 9 19 2 .333 .374 .481
Phillip Ervin AFL 61 3 0 1 11 6 11 8 .213 .300 .311
Kevin Garcia VEN 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .600 .750
Yorman Rodriguez VEN 37 3 0 1 2 3 9 1 .297 .381 .459
Chad Wallach AFL 30 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 .133 .212 .167
Alejandro Chacin VEN 0 0 4.50 0 6.0 5 0 4 6 1.50
Jumbo Diaz DOM 0 0 18.00 0 1.0 2 0 1 3 3.00
Stephen Johnson AFL 0 0 0.79 0 11.1 4 1 2 8 0.53
Wandy Peralta DOM 0 1 1.86 0 9.2 5 0 4 7 0.93
Layne Somsen AFL 0 0 3.72 1 9.2 11 0 4 12 1.55
Nick Travieso AFL 1 0 2.05 0 22.0 19 1 3 20 1.00
Zack Weiss AFL 1 0 5.63 1 8.0 10 0 1 11 1.38


10 Responses

  1. cinvenfan

    Doug it’s Magallanes.

    Like I said in the other post, I saw him play over the weekend and looked pretty good in RF and hitting the ball fairly hard. He still chases pitches he shouldn’t though.
    Unfortunately, his team is all but eliminated in the first round so unless he’s selected by another team for the next round his winter will be over soon. He needs those at-bats, no doubt.

    • Doug Gray

      There are 31 games left before the playoffs start. Assuming he plays in 25 of those, it’s probably another 100 at-bats he will get. That’s certainly a decent chunk, but man, is that team out to a poor start. I don’t really pay attention to the records down there, but 9-23 with the next worst team being 15-17…. ouch.

      • cinvenfan

        Yeah, they’ve been pretty lousy in an otherwise very competitive season.

        I really hope he gets those at-bats, especially now that the big league pitchers start playing.

  2. Krozley

    Kevin Garcia had a good year at Billings that has been pretty much overlooked. .317/.403/.399 with more walks (26) than strikeouts (24) in 213 plate appearances. Since he missed 2014, he is a year behind and older for the league (22 years old while average Pioneer League age was 21), so he is not going to make any prospect lists, but may be a late bloomer if he could develop some power. Still, probably just filler but gotta like a player who reaches base 40% of the time.

    • Doug Gray

      He’s a borderline Top 40 guy for me. I like the skills. Not a ton of upside, but there’s something possibly there too.

  3. Cam

    On a related note: Watched a bit of USA vs the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the Premier 12 tournament in Taiwan last night. Carlton Daal was the starting shortstop for the Netherlands. Had been hitting .400 on the tournament going into the game last night ( 8 for 20). In the 4 innings or so I watched, he looked pretty smooth in the field, made a couple nice plays. Positive experience for him, I’m sure.

  4. James Walker

    The OPS numbers for the Reds AFL position guys don’t look like a lot to write home about. Does anyone know how they stack up against the AFL at large? Does pitching tend to dominate? That would seem odd to me given the grousing we often hear coming out of the MLB spring camps about the effect of the dry air on breaking pitches.

    • Doug Gray

      The AFL is usually a hitter friendly league. With that said here is the OPS by team: .773, .768, .765, .750, .726 and then there is Peoria – way down at .634. I’m not sure if there is something going on with the park in Peoria or what, but that team as a whole isn’t hitting, or anything close to it.

      To add to this, I went back and looked, Peoria has had, easily the worst OPS as a team for the last three years. I’m guessing that something is going on in that ballpark. After the season is over I will run some park factors over the last few years and see.