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Arizona Fall League (FINAL):
RF Chih-Hsien Chiang: 20 G, 76 AB, 9 R, 20 H, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, SB, 15/9 K/BB, .263/.337/.368
RHP Steven Hensley: 1-1, 11 G, 11.30 ERA in 14.1 IP, 23 H (2 HR), 18 R, 15/16 K/BB, 2 HB
LHP Danny Hultzen: 1-0, 6 GS, 1.40 ERA in 19.1 IP, 16 H (HR), 3 R, 18/5 K/BB, 2 WP
SS Nick Franklin: 24 G, 89 AB, 15 R, 23 H, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, SB, 25/11 K/BB, .258/.333/.393
C Adam Moore: 15 G, 54 AB, 9 R, 14 H, 3 2B, 8 RBI, CS, 15/6 K/BB, 2 HBP, .259/.355/.315
LHP Brian Moran: 1-0, 11 G, 1.32 ERA in 13.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 11/4 K/BB
RHP Forrest Snow: 1-1, 10 G (GS), 1.10 ERA in 16.1 IP, 10 H (HR), 8 R (2 ER), 16/3 K/BB, WP

Australian Baseball League:
OF Denny Almonte: 24 G, 92 AB, 22 R, 33 H, 8 2B, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 5 SB, 3 CS, 28/11 K/BB, .359/.438/.674
OF James Jones: 24 G, 86 AB, 15 R, 24 H, 4 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS, 13/11 K/BB, 3 HBP, .279/.380/.430
OF James McOwen: 17 G, 67 AB, 16 R, 24 H, 5 2B, 2 3B, 7 RBI, 11 SB, 3 CS, 8/11 K/BB, .358/.449/.449
RHP Jandy Sena: 0-1, 2 GS, 11.25 ERA in 8.0 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 4/1 K/BB, 2 HB, WP
C Carlton Tanabe: 16 G, 50 AB, 5 R, 4 H, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, CS, 15/4 K/BB, HBP, .080/.161/.160

Dominican Winter League:
RHP Jonathan Arias: 1-1, 3 G, 3.38 ERA in 2.2 IP, 2 H, R, 5/3 K/BB
UT Leury Bonilla: 5 G, 2 AB, H, .500/.500/.500
OF Daniel Carroll: 6 G, 9 AB, R, H, SB, 4/0 K/BB, HBP, .111/.200/.111
LHP Fabio Castro: 0-4, 13 G (9 GS), 6.12 ERA in 32.1 IP, 37 H (5 HR), 22 R, 29/11 K/BB, HB, WP
3B Alex Liddi: 3 G, 7 AB, 2 R, 3/2 K/BB, .000/.222/.000
LHP Edward Paredes: 0-1, 19 G, 1.46 ERA in 12.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R (2 ER), 15/4 K/BB, 2 WP
RF Carlos Peguero: 42 G, 157 AB, 27 R, 39 H, 9 2B, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 5 SB, CS, 60/19 K/BB, 3 HBP, .248/.337/.497
SS Carlos Triunfel: 16 G, 34 AB, 2 R, 6 H, 2B, 2 RBI, CS, 8/0 K/BB, .176/.176/.206

IBAF 2011 World Cup (FINAL):
OF Dwight Britton: 7 G, 23 AB, 4 R, 11 H, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SB, 2 CS, 5/6 K/BB, .478/.586/.565
RHP Scott Patterson: 0-0, 6 G, 1.69 ERA in 5.1 IP, 2 H, R, 6/0 K/BB
OF Kalian Sams: 9 G, 24 AB, 7 R, 5 H, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 7/3 K/BB, .208/.321/.458
RHP Daniel Thieben: 0-0, 2 G, 20.25 ERA in 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, HB

Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League:
OF Dwight Britton: 32 G, 117 AB, 32 R, 39 H, 7 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB, 21/23 K/BB, .333/~.443/.496

Puerto Rican Winter League:
OF Daniel Carroll: 18 G, 59 AB, 8 R, 13 H, 4 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 4 SB, CS, 21/6 K/BB, .220/.309/.339

Venezuelan Winter League:
RHP Jose Campos: 3-0, 14 G (GS), 2.25 ERA in 28.0 IP, 20 H (2 HR), 8 R (7 ER), 23/18 K/BB, 2 WP
OF Johermyn Chavez: 12 G, 26 AB, 2 R, 5 H, SB, CS, 8/1 K/BB, .192/.222/.192
RHP Jarrett Grube: 1-0, 6 GS, 3.97 ERA in 22.2 IP, 25 H (2 HR), 11 R (10 R), 20/6 K/BB
CF Brandon Haveman: 10 G, 20 AB, 2 R, H, 6/3 K/BB, .050/.174/.050
RHP Moises Hernandez: 0-2, 7 G, 14.46 ERA in 9.1 IP, 20 H (3 HR), 15 R, 4/6 K/BB, HB
LHP Cesar Jimenez: 1-2, 16 G, 6.06 ERA in 16.1 IP, 23 H, 14 R (11 ER), 8/7 K/BB, 2 WP
LHP Jose Jimenez: 1-0, 24 G, 2.30 ERA in 15.2 IP, 13 H, 5 R (4 R), 16/7 K/BB, 3 HB
DH Luis Antonio Jimenez: 54 G, 190 AB, 35 R, 57 H, 10 2B, 9 HR, 29 RBI, SB, CS, 38/37 K/BB, .300/.417/.495
3B Alex Liddi: 14 G, 44 AB, 2 R, 6 H, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, CS, 18/7 K/BB, HBP, .136/.269/.250
LF/1B Johan Limonta: 29 G, 101 AB, 12 R, 28 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 18/11 K/BB, .277/.351/.436
3B Francisco Martinez: 24 G, 84 AB, 12 R, 23 H, 4 2B, 8 RBI, 2 CS, 21/6 K/BB, .274/.315/.321
3B Mario Martinez: 9 G, 18 AB, H, 6/0 K/BB, HBP, .056/.105/.056
RHP Yoervis Medina: 0-7, 10 G (8 GS), 5.35 ERA in 37.0 IP, 43 H (2 HR), 25 R (22 ER), 29/18 K/BB, 4 HB, 6 WP
RHP Jessie Nava: 0-0, 5 G, 5.14 ERA in 7.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3/5 K/BB, WP
RHP Scott Patterson: 0-1, 13 G, 8 SV, 1.84 ERA in 14.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 16/4 K/BB
RHP Stephen Pryor: 1-1, 13 G, 3.38 ERA in 16.0 IP, 15 H, 7 R (6 R), 9/9 K/BB
C Guillermo Quiroz: 42 G, 135 AB, 13 R, 34 H, 9 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 38/13 K/BB, .252/.333/.422
RHP Angel Raga: 0-0, 7 G, 5.25 ERA in 12.0 IP, 11 H (2 HR), 7 R, 8/6 K/BB
RHP Erasmo Ramirez: 2-1, 6 GS, 1.48 ERA in 30.1 IP, 24 H (HR), 6 R (5 ER), 20/1 K/BB, 3 HB, WP
LHP Mauricio Robles: 0-1, 3 G (2 GS), 54.00 ERA in 1.0 IP, 4 H (HR), 10 R (6 ER), 1/6 K/BB, 2 HB
IF Luis Rodriguez: 35 G, 106 AB, 23 R, 32 H, 7 2B, HR, 17 RBI, 11/31 K/BB, HBP, .302/.457/.396
OF Michael Saunders: 16 G, 54 AB, 7 R, 8 H, 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, SB, 15/11 K/BB, .148/.292/.259
C Jesus Sucre: 15 G, 44 AB, 3 R, 9 H, 2B, 7 RBI, 6/4 K/BB, CS, .205/.314/.227
SS Roberto Velasquez: 7 G, 11 AB, H, 4/0 K/BB, .091/.091/.091
OF Mike Wilson: 44 G, 139 AB, 20 R, 30 H, 2 2B, 9 HR, 22 RBI, 3 SB, CS, 46/34 K/BB, .216/.379/.424
OF Mario Yepez: 30 G, 35 AB, 2 R, 11 H, 2B, RBI, 2 SB, CS, 6/4 K/BB, .314/.385/.343

So we have transactions this week? Jose Jimenez and Moises Hernandez both re-signed so I'll keep updating their lines and won't have to remove them. Bless my proactive laziness. We also brought in RHP Josh Kinney as a free agent. He's most recently of the White Sox organization but got the bulk of his playing time in the majors with St. Louis. Remember how I've points out in the past that beyond a certain point, all draft scouting reports begin to sound identical? Kinney fits a similar bill, but with triple-A relievers. He has a heater right around 90, an assortment of other pitches, and a track record of mixed levels of command and rare strikeout outbursts. There are lots of players like this getting contracts right about now. Kinney is slightly different in that he's older (33 by the end of spring training) and recently had some success in triple-A for the White Sox, running a 66/17 K/BB in 61.2 innings. That's something. And we brought back George Sherrill! Brim Reaper! Why did we select Luetge again? And Munenori Kawasaki is supposed to be signing a minor league contract with us! Small things are happening but none of them are inherently bad!

In pseudo prospect list news, MiLB.com released their Seattle Mariners organization all-stars which is distinct from their Top 10 list. Moving around the diamond, we have Trevor Coleman at catcher, Dennis Raben at first, Stefen Romero at second because Ackley made the majors and all (as did Seager), Vinnie Catricala at third, Nick Franklin at short, Alex Liddi at DH, an outfield of Denny Almonte, Daniel Carroll, and Mike Carp, Walker as the right-handed starter, Paxton as the left-handed one, and Steve Delabar as the reliever. There are a few issues I take with this, like why have Liddi at DH when his defensive profile is better than Catricala's, but that might be the most glaring "error." The pitching was pretty much a no-brainer, and, partially a testament to the organizations pre-draft depth, you'd be hard pressed to find more compelling candidates than Raben and Coleman at their respective spots. I might make an argument for Jabari Blash, but the list didn't seem keen on including players who did some time in short-seasons, so you make do with what you have.

Being that the pitcher sent there hasn't been pitching, the story in Australia continues to be offense and this week we had Almonte slugging another two home runs and a double as three of his four hits. Jones also added a double and a home run although in his case the extra-base hit percentage was a paltry 50%. McOwen didn't get as much playing time, which could either be a scheduling thing or his season winding down, but he had two hits in seven at-bats, which is something even if said hits didn't go too far. He also walked twice, which is once more than the other two. Tanabe is still getting playing time which I suppose is something given how he was used as an injury replacement catcher early in his career.

Over in the Dominican, the biggest news is probably that Peguero walked five times in three games this week. Astonishing, right? Well, he also struck out five times, so my speculation is that someone yelled at him and told him to be more patient and this was the result of him standing around in the batter's box. Triunfel collected one more hit in four at-bats. Arias allowed a couple of hits and a run and seems to have an ERA now. He's a player that I'd like to see challenged a bit next season. He could be added to the reliever pile in the near future. Paredes did not pitch, and Carroll and Bonilla didn't play. As for Britton, all by his lonesome in Nicaragua, the story continued to be walks and singles.

Venezuela saw two more players go inactive, those being Mike Wilson and Scott Patterson this time. In the case of imports, it's entirely likely that those who stop playing around this time of year are headed home to their families for the rest of the offseason, so I don't expect him back. But this also provides some opportunities to get the natives playing time again, and Raga and Moises Hernandez were both seeing time on the mound again, as Campos and Medina had their innings scaled back somewhat. The pitching Jimenezes did all right for themselves, but both walked one in limited time. The sampling makes this seem like a bigger deal than it should be. Hitting Jimenez got his average back to the .300 mark but at the cost of his slugging dropping below .500. Quiroz is pretty close to where he was last week, while Limonta saw hits slugging and average improve thanks to some timely doubles.

We'll be working with slightly smaller samples next time around due to the Christmas holiday, but leagues will be active throughout the week.