Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Alexander Guerrero, Gordon, Luis Cruz


Alexander Guerrero made his Winter League debut in the Dominican Winter League.


Arizona Fall League

Corey Seager – SS

Corey played in just two games this past week but did hit an eight-inning, game-tying grand slam in the first of those two contests (a game the Glendale Desert Dogs would win in the ninth inning).

Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Chris O’Brien posted OBPs of .417 and .500, respectively.

Craig Stem– RHP

The hulking righty who spent part of 2013 closing out games for the Great Lakes Loons made his Arizona Fall League debut, pitching two scoreless innings and not allowing a baserunner in the process.

Dominican Winter League

Alexander Guerrero – 2B

Guerrero went 2-5 with a double and a pair of runs driven in during his DWL debut. In four games, his slash line is .429/.429/.714/1.143, and he did this yesterday:

Dee Gordon – CF

Gordon tore it up this week, racking up 18 plate appearances in four contests. He reached safely in nine of those 18 trips to the dish, including a pair of three-hit efforts.

Perhaps most impressive has been his plate discipline, as Dee walked twice and struck out twice this week. In eight DWL games, Dee is sporting a K:BB mark of 4:3.

Angel Castro – RHP

Castro fanned six against three walks over five innings, allowing a pair of runs and six hits in the process.

Venezuelan Winter League

Joc Pederson – CF

Joc reached safely in three trips to the dish this week, while amassing 13 plate appearances. He struck out five times against one walk and has seen his out-of-this-world walk rate in the VWL normalize to simply insane (30 walks against 31 strikeouts in 24 games).

Nick Buss – OF

Buss reached in six of 15 trips to the plate. Three of his four hits were of the extra-base variety (one homer, two doubles). Nick drew his first walk of the winter in his 12th VWL game.

Red Patterson – RHP

Patterson allowed two runs (one earned) over 5.1 IP. He allowed nine baserunners while whiffing three.

Mexican Winter League

Luis Cruz – IF

Ok, so it is in fact that Cruz. Luis belted his first homer of the winter, as well as a pair of doubles, while driving in four.

Juan Noriega – RHP

Noriega made four appearances totaling 2.1 IP last week. He struck out a pair against one walk while allowing no runs and four baserunners.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Juan Silva – OF

Silva played in his first three PWL games of the season, hitting .200/.385/.500/.885 with a homer and three walks against just two strikeouts.

Silva was signed by the club at some point in the recent past, as he spent 2013 with the Reds and played the entire season in the Cal League. He had a pretty solid High-A campaign (granted, he was somewhat old for the league at 22), slashing .271/.386/.414/.799.

Matt Magill – RHP

Magill’s second turn at PWL competition went much better than his debut start, as the righty threw four innings of one-run ball, allowing four baserunners while striking out four.

Australian Baseball League

John Cannon – C

Cannon reached base safely in five of eleven plate appearances, including a three-walk game.

James Campbell – RHP

After a terrible 2013 split between Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga, Campbell’s time in Australia hasn’t gone any better. In his most recent two appearances, James allowed two runs over three innings. On the plus side, he did fan five against just one free pass in those pair of relief stints.


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