Obregon Yaquis Win the First Half in Mexican Winter League

The Obregon Yaquis won the first half in the Mexican Winter League. That earned them 10 points and a bid in the playoffs. In the Mexican Winter League you earn points based on your position in the standings after each half. The amount of points you earn determines your seeding in the playoffs. This year the top eight teams advance to the playoffs, meaning the lucky loser, or the losing team with the most wins in the playoffs advances, no long applies. Only the four winning teams in the first round of the playoffs advance. But with eight teams advancing to the playoffs it means that only two teams are eliminated.

Below are the standings and the points earned based on those standings.

Obregon 22-13 (10.0 points), Hermosillo 21-13 (9.0), Jalisco (21-14 (8.0), Culiacan (19-16 (7.0), Monterrey (18-17 (6.0), Mazatlan 17-18 (5.5), Los Mochis 15-20 (5.0), Guasave 15-20 (4.5), Mexicali 15-20 (4.0), Navojoa 11-23 (3.5).

A good source for baseball news from Mexico is baseballmexico.blogspot.com. Players from the Mexican League contributed to Mexico qualifying for the Olympics, defeating the United States team twice.

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