For young players without upper minor league experience it’s usually difficult to get playing time in the Dominican Winter League. For Jose Siri he didn’t see much action early in the season for the Gigantes. Most of his action came as a pinch runner where he was a big time weapon late in games.

In November he started seeing more action beyond pinch running. Dating back to November 6th, Jose Siri has played in 10 games. Seven of those games were starts. In the other three games he got one at-bat. Over this stretch he’s performed quite well, going 10-31 (.323) with two walks and seven strikeouts. He’s also doubled three times and tripled, leading to a .484 slugging percentage in that span.

Sticking with the Dominican Winter League theme, Ariel Hernandez tossed another shutout inning for Escogido. He’s only been active for the last week, but he’s been strong thus far. The righty has allowed just one hit in 3.0 otherwise perfect innings. Hernandez hasn’t walked a batter and has not recorded a strikeout yet, either.

Gabby Guerrero remained hot last night for Oriente. He went 2-3 with a double and three runs batted in. Over the last 10 games he’s hitting .308/.364/.538 with three doubles and two home runs. After a slow start in the Dominican he’s really turned a corner in the last month.

Podcast Update

I just wanted to thank everyone who submitted an application for the podcast. There were just over 50 of them. There were some very good ones in there, and a few funny, but fake ones, too. I really wanted to give the gig to Al Bundy (can I get a whoaaaaaaaaa Bundy!?) and Joey Votto, but alas, my emails went unanswered and I moved on.

With that said, I am recording a test show with someone tomorrow and if it goes well I’m looking at getting things started very soon. I reached out to some of the other applicants, but I didn’t send everyone an email. Again, I wanted to thank everyone that reached out. There were some outstanding applicants, even beyond a high school football legend and future Hall of Fame first baseman.

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