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


The big news is that the newest Dodger, Alexander Guerrero, will be playing in the Dominican Winter League. Dee Gordon will join him in the DWL, but as a center fielder and not a shortstop.

The Puerto Rican Winter League and Australian Baseball League have also been added to the DOTF Winter League updates.


Arizona Fall League

Corey Seager – SS

Seager played in two games this week because the AFL held its Fall Stars game, which Corey was a part of. He hit a homer and drove in two during the week, but went 0-3 with an RBI in five innings of the Fall Stars game.

Chris O’Brien – C

O’Brien hit a grand slam on Halloween night to help the Glendale Desert Dogs to a dominating 10-2 victory.

Jarret Martin – LHP

Martin made two relief appearances totaling 2.1 innings. He didn’t allow a run but allowed three baserunners, somehow working around two walks and a hit in his lone inning of work on Halloween.

Dominican Winter League

Dee Gordon – CF

Gordon, playing his new position, reached base twice in twelve plate appearances, stealing one base in the process.

Angel Castro – RHP

Castro pitched 6.1 innings of one-run ball, striking out six against just one walk and five total baserunners.

Venezuelan Winter League

Joc Pederson – CF

Joc continued his torrid Winter League play, though he slowed a bit this week in reaching safely in just 8 of 26 trips to the dish. It was a mixed-bag week for Pederson, as he picked up a Golden Sombrero and struck out 11 times in six games, but also scored four runs and smacked a pair of extra-base hits.

Matt Palmer – RHP

The pickings were slim amongst the pitchers this week in Venezuela, as both Palmer and Red Patterson were terrible; Palmer was just slightly less terrible. Matt allowed three runs (two earned) in four innings of work, whiffing four and allowing three free passes and five hits.

Mexican Winter League

Luis Cruz – IF

Cruz reached base at a .350 clip this past week, clubbing three doubles and driving in six.

Juan Noriega – RHP

Noriega made three appearances this past week, allowing one earned run and four baserunners over 2.1 innings. He fanned a pair in those three games.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Noel Cuevas – OF

Cuevas went 1-3 in his PWL debut. The 22-year-old is coming off of an improved but still disappointing 2013 season in High-A, and has a ceiling of organizational depth and maybe fifth outfielder.

Steve Smith – RHP

Smith pitched an inning and a third of scoreless ball in his lone appearance this week, striking out two while allowing just one baserunner.

That picture on his page though. :o

Matt Magill – RHP

Magill is the most interesting name of the eight Dodgers lacing ‘em up in Puerto Rico, as he’s one of the top contenders in 2014 for “next in line” should anything happen to a starter at the major league level.

His first start did not go well. He allowed four runs, a homer, and six baserunners in just 2.1 innings while whiffing three against three walks.

Australian Baseball League

Chris Jacobs – 1B

Jacobs posted a .438 OBP in his first week of action for the Brisbane Bandits on the strength of three hit-by-pitches.

Blake Smith – RHP

Smith made two appearances this week, allowing one run and three baserunners in two innings. He fanned one and walked two.


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