Zulia Aguilas (9-1)
Giovanny Urshela has driven in 14 runs in just ten games. He’s had six RBIs in his last two games, hitting .435 for the first week with two homeruns. Second in hitting is veteran Mark Minicozzi with his .417 average. His five walks has placed his OBA at .488. Shortstop Ali Castillo has five steals in seven attempts, hitting .389 with a team high nine runs scored.
Tim Dillard has yet to give up a hit in his seven innings of work, striking out seven with a 2-0 record in six appearances. Diego Moreno has been the closer with four saves. He is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in six appearances.
Anzoategui de Caribes (7-2)
Oscar Salazar is the team RBI leader with nine, hitting .340. Shortstop Orlando Arcia is hitting .281 with five walks and three whiffs. He has hit one dinger and has scored a team leading seven runs. Tomas Perez is hitting .440 with five doubles in seven games.
Richard Salazar has only given up one hit in six innings, a solo shot to put his ERA at 1.50. He has one victory in four appearances. Jose Alvarez (1-0, 1.35) has pitched four games in relief and started one game
Aragua Tigres (6-3)
Renato Nunez has slugged two homeruns in the early season but is also hitting only .226 with ten strikeouts. Despite the low average he leads the team in RBIs with nine. Minor league homerun hitter Mike Hessman is hitting .174 with one homerun. He has ten walks and 11 whiffs.
Chris Smith has yet to give up a run in 12 innings of work and two starts. He has given up just five hits and struck out nine. Jason Lane continues to try to resurrect his year as a pitcher but is finding the Venezuelan League rough going (0-1. 6.75). He has given up two homeruns in his nine plus innings of work.
Margarita Bravos (4-7)
Aaron Hicks is off to a fast start (.368, 1, 2). Taylor Motter (.293) leads the team in RBIs (6) and runs scored (8). He has a double, triple and two homeruns.
Eric Berger is their top starter (0.82) winning one game in his two starts.
Caracas Leones (4-6)
Josh Whitesell is the team leader in RBIs with 10. He has hit two homeruns but his 14 whiffs has lowered his average to .226. Henry Rodriguez is the hottest hitter (.500) with four doubles and one triple. Five of his ten games have been multi hit games.
Jarrett Grube is 1-0, 1.13 in two starts.
Magallanes Navegantes (3-5)
Mario Lisson (.226) has hit the only two homeruns for the navegantes. Cuban Adonis Garcia (.316) has only one extra base hit for his 12 hits, a double. He has yet to drive in a run.
Orangel Arenas (2-0, 3.86) has two of the three Navegantes wins in four relief appearances.
La Guaira Tiburones (3-7)
Rene Reyes (.364) and ex-Japanese slugger Alex Cabrera (.179) are tied for the team lead in homeruns with two.
Lara Cardenales (2-8)
Carlos Rivero (.351) is the leading homerun hitter with four, but it has not given the Cardenales any victories. They are 0-5 on the road. Brazillian Paulo Orlando (.289) is the team RBI leader with nine.