Puerto Rico Winter League Update

San Juan has returned to the Puerto Rican Winter League. Their performance has been absent early in the season.

Indios de Mayguez (11-6)

Kennys Vargas (.291, 4, 13) hopes to have his power numbers for the Indios show for the Twins. He leads the team in RBIs and his 16/10 walk to whiff ratio is impressive for a power hitter. Andrew Velasquez (.314, 2, 6) is top on the team in stolen bases, stealing five of six and tied for first in runs scored with 11. Luis Figueroa (.338, 1, 8) has also scored 11 runs.

Andrew Barbosa (0-1, 2.08) and Jorge Lopez (0-1, 1.65) have each started four games but have yet to be credited for a win, despite impressive ERAs. Bradin Hagins (2-0, 3.66) has started five games and won two despite a less than impressive ERA. He also leads the team in whiffs with 26. Fernando Cabrera (1.00, 6 saves) is the closer with a 0.56 WHIP in nine appearances covering 9 innings. Jonathan Albaladejo (1-0, 0.00) has been impressive in a setup role, striking out 15 in 11 innings and keeping the opponents scoreless in his appearances.

Criollos de Caguas (10-7)

The top hitters have been Trevor Adams (.333, 3, 10) and Angel Sanchez (.313, 1, 10). The two are tied for the team lead in RBIs and Adams leads the team in runs scored with 13. Ramon Castro (.361, 0, 4) has five doubles as part of his 13 hits.

Jose de Leon (2-1, 1.13) has been unhittable in four starts. The opposition is hitting him at a .183 clip. The second start for Jose he did not give up a hit in five innings of work. He has not given up a run in three of his four starts. Logan Williamson (1-1, 3.80) threw a complete game shutout in his last start.

Gigantes de Carolina (9-7)

Tsukada Masayoshi (.393, 0, 4) has come over from Japan and gotten a hit in each of his 9 games. Anthony Garcia (.291, 3, 16) has been providing all the run production. Jesus Feliciano (.377, 1, 15) and Ozzie Martinez (.362, 2, 7) have been providing Garcia with many opportunities to drive in runs. Carlos Corporan (.277, 0, 7) only has 13 hits, but seven of them have been doubles.

Nine different pitchers have gotten the opportunity to start for Carolina. Giancarlo Alvarado (2-2, 4.94) leads the team in starts with five. J.C. Romero (1-0, 0.93, 3 saves) fills the closer role.

Cangrejeros de Santurce (8-9)

A.J. Jimenez (.367, 0, 8) is trying to make himself relevant for the Blue Jays catching job, or make himself attractive for a trade. Jordan Lennerton (.305, 1, 10) is second to Yadiel Rivera (.182, 2, 12) in RBIs. Delino Deshields (.234, 0, 3) has stolen five bases in seven attempts. Reymond Fuentes (.217, 1, 2) is now a Royal and is tied with Yadiel for the team lead in runs scored.

Joel Pineiro (1-2, 4.76) is still hanging on. Opponents are hitting .283 off him and he has only struck out 12 in 26 innings of work. Ivan Maldanado (1-1, 0.00) has given up five unearned runs in three starts. Jon Velasquez (0-1, 2.08, 5 saves) has been filling the closer role.

Senadores de San Juan (4-13)

No player on the Senadores is hitting over .300. Ruben Gotay (.288, 4, 10) leads the team in home runs and batting average. Jon Garcia (.259, 3, 11) is tops in RBIs. Marlins prospect Nolan Fontana (.138) has found the league to be a struggle.

Adalberto Flores (2-2, 2.40) has half of the teams wins. Ryan Kelly (1-0, 2.89, 2 saves) has been involved in three of the team’s four wins.

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