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We took a short little break for Thanksgiving and backed off of the normal schedule. We’ll get right back into the swing of things for next week. Monday will jump into more season reviews and scouting reports. In the afternoon I’ll also publish a new mailbag question and answer.
Winter League Updates
Sebastian Elizalde is still on fire down in the Mexican Winter League. His hitting streak came to an end on November 19th, but he’s started a new one. He’s gone 6-15 over the four games since that streak ended. In his last 10 games for Culiacan he’s hitting .462/.475/.590 with three doubles and a triple. Through his 39 games played in the league this winter, he’s posted a .384 average with a .977 OPS. The just turned 26-year-old has walked as often as he’s struck out, 21 times, and he’s stolen nine bases in 12 attempts.
Ariel Hernandez made his winter league debut last week in the Dominican Winter League. The right hander threw a perfect inning for Escogido on November 22nd. I don’t know how much time he will get, though I’d expect it to be limited over the next week as he is scheduled to be in Cincinnati for Redsfest on Friday and Saturday.
Jose Adames also recently kicked off his winter league season. He has been limited in his usage thus far in the Dominican Winter League. He’s appeared in two games, being asked to record one out in each game. It’s been a successful plan by the Cibaenas manager so far.
Jake Turnbull is out to a tough start in the Australian Baseball League. The 19-year-old is just 2-20 with three walks and 13 strikeouts for the Perth Heat. He’s the only Reds player that’s appeared in any games in the league.
The Reds updated their appearance list for Redsfest this past week. Among the minor leaguers there weren’t many updates, but Aristides Aquino was added on that side of things.
One notable name that jumps out to me as one of my favorite Reds of all time: Aaron Harang. He pitched on some really bad teams and gave something to actually tune in for. Sure, he looks like Frankenstein, and he has the worst swing I’ve ever seen from a professional baseball player, but he’s awesome.