Top Hitters in Cuban League

The National Series took a break while their players participated in the Central American championship. They won the gold medal beating Nicaragua 9-3. With the many defections of Cuban players to the major leagues it gives others the opportunity for other players to fill the void. Below are the top hitters for each team. We will go into the top pitchers perhaps tomorrow.

Matanzas (22-11)

Yadiel Hernandez - .354, 2, 20 with a team leading 9 doubles. 30/16 walk to whiff ratio with a 1.001 OPS
Dainer Moreira - .365, 0, 20 with 24 runs scored, tied for team lead with Yadiel

They lost their offensive second baseman Jose Fernandez (.315, 1, 12)

Granma (18-11)

Alfredo Despaigne - .440, 2, 11. Only has played nine games since his return from Japan.
Lazaro Cedeno - .343, 7, 21. A 1.036 OPS should return a dynamic two sluggers to Stallions offense
Urmani Guerra - .248, 5, 21
Roel Santos - .370, 0, 7. 24 runs scored and a 28/4 walk to whiff ratio

Artemisa (20-13)

Dariel Crespo - .340, 1, 14
Victor Munoz - .293, 4, 15. A team leading .908 OPS

A team noted more for its pitching.

Ciego de Avila (18-14)

Humberto Morales - .278, 5, 18
Yorelvis Charles - .383, 2, 18 - a team leading .956 OPS
Jose Garcia - .381, 1, 18. 5 for 10 in stolen base attempts
Yoelvis Fiss - .283, 4, 19. Team leading 8 doubles.

Isla de la Juventud (17-14)

Rigobert Gomez - .317, 0, 17. 6 for 6 in stolen bases and a 17/3 walk to whiff ratio.
Luis Rivera - .333, 0, 19

Team only has three homeruns shared among three players in 31 games played.

Industriales (18-15)

Lourdes Gourriel - .339, 6, 26 (younger brother of Yulieski having a breakout season). 24 runs scored tops on team.
Yulieski Gouriel - .167 (just returned from playing in Japan)
Alexander Malleta - .276, 5, 23

Villa Clara (17-15)

Yeniet Perez - .318, 4, 23 with a .911 OPS
Yuniet Flores - .347, 0, 7. 12 doubles, two ahead of Perez.
Yordanis Linares - .356, 1, 16. 6 for 9 in stolen bases.
Ariel Borrero - .282, 0, 11

Guantanamo (16 - 17)

Giorbis Duvergel - .409, 5, 20 with a 1.164 OPS and 23/10 walk to whiff ratio.
Luis Sanchez - .353, 0, 20
Julio Martinez - .357, 1, 15

Santiago de Cuba (16 - 17)

Reutilio Hurtado - .250, 4, 17. 21 runs scored leads team.
Alexei Bell - .357, 5, 13. 5 for 7 in stolen bases and 20 runs scored. 28/11 walk to whiff ratio. 1.123 OPS
Luis La O Camacho - .331, 0, 20. Only 2 whiffs in 146 plate appearances.

Pinar del Rio (14-15)

Luis Valdes - .419, 3, 24 with a 1.045 OPS
Lazaro Alonso - .417, 3, 18 with a 1.233 OPS.
Osniel Madera - .315, 4, 15

Las Tunas (14-17)

Yosvani Alarcon - .359, 8, 27 with a 1.030 OPS. 26 runs scored leads team.
Yordanis Alarcon - .368, 5, 18 with a 1.112 OPS.
Yordan Batiste - .324, 1, 16 with 9 doubles.
Yordan Alvarez - .377, 0, 8 but with no extra base hits and 29 singles.

Holquin (14-17)

Yeison Pacheco - .318, 4, 17
Maikel Caceres - .318, 6, 16
Yordan Manduley - .318, 1, 16 with 7 doubles

Sancti Spiritus (14-18)

Frederich Cepeda - still has not played a game since his return from Japan but participated in the Central American championship.
Livan Monteagudo - .252, 7, 21
Yunier Mendoza - .367, 0, 17
Jorge Aloma - .300, 2, 14. Leads team in runs scored with 21

Cienfuegos (14-19)

Juan Vazquez - .297, 0, 22 with 9 doubles
Juan Soriano - .292, 2, 21
Yusniel Ibanez - .336, 1, 14 with 9 doubles

Lost to the major leagues Jose Abreu and Yasiel Puig.

Camaguey (12 - 21)

Dary Bartolome - .243, 5, 11
Alexander Ayala - .308, 3, 17

Mayabeque (11-21)

Jorge Barcelan - .360, 3, 15. 1.104 OPS and a 20/6 walk to whiff ratio. 20 runs scored leads team.
Dennis Laza - .305, 2, 16 with 12 doubles.

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