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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: 29 G, 114 AB, 27 R, 40 H, 8 2B, 10 HR, 31 RBI, 5 SB, 3 CS, 37/11 K/BB, .351/.417/.684
OF James Jones: 29 G, 104 AB, 19 R, 31 H, 7 2B, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB, 3 CS, 18/14 K/BB, 4 HBP, .298/.402/.510
OF James McOwen: 25 G, 101 AB, 21 R, 32 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, HR, 11 RBI, 14 SB, 3 CS, 11/14 K/BB, .317/.397/.446
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: 19 G, 62 AB, 7 R, 9 H, 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI, SB, CS, 17/4 K/BB, HBP, .145/.206/.226

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: 6 G, 7 AB, 2 R, 4 H, 2B, .571/.571/.714
OF Daniel Carroll: 9 G, 14 AB, 2 R, 2 H, 2 SB, 6/0 K/BB, HBP, .143/.200/.143
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, 17 G, 1.50 ERA in 12.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (2 ER), 10/4 K/BB, 2 WP
RF Carlos Peguero: 45 G, 166 AB, 29 R, 43 H, 9 2B, 11 HR, 29 RBI, 6 SB, CS, 63/19 K/BB, 3 HBP, .259/.342/.512
SS Carlos Triunfel: 20 G, 49 AB, 3 R, 7 H, 2B, 2 RBI, CS, 11/0 K/BB, .143/.160/.163

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: 38 G, 143 AB, 34 R, 45 H, 8 2B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB, 27/23 K/BB, .315/~.410/.455

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: 3-1, 16 G (2 GS), 3.26 ERA in 30.1 IP, 24 H (2 HR), 12 R (11 ER), 25/19 K/BB, 2 WP, 2 HB
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, 9 G (GS), 10.93 ERA in 14.0 IP, 24 H (3 HR), 17 R, 6/8 K/BB, HB
LHP Cesar Jimenez: 1-4, 19 G, 6.50 ERA in 18.0 IP, 27 H, 16 R (13 ER), 8/10 K/BB, 3 WP
LHP Jose Jimenez: 1-0, 31 G, 1.84 ERA in 19.1 IP, 16 H, 5 R (4 R), 20/8 K/BB, 4 HB
DH Luis Antonio Jimenez: 63 G, 220 AB, 42 R, 66 H, 12 2B, 10 HR, 33 RBI, SB, CS, 47/44 K/BB, .300/.417/.491
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: 38 G, 133 AB, 13 R, 38 H, 8 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS, 21/12 K/BB, .286/.347/.444
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: 51 G, 163 AB, 14 R, 42 H, 9 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 41/14 K/BB, .258/.332/.417
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: 39 G, 56 AB, 3 R, 12 H, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 SB, CS, 9/4 K/BB, .214/.279/.268

This is it. The last post of this blog's lifespan, or at least its present incarnation. It's not really my way to go out with anything flashier so this will have to do for now. Thanks for reading these past few years. Thanks to the players who read (I know that some of you did, if only to see how I might shoot my mouth on any given day). Thanks to the players I've interacted with over the years in places like stadia and that one time, the bar in a bowling alley. Thanks to the friends and family who took my criticism of a player's ability a bit too personally as you were often a source of information I wouldn't have otherwise (off-field stuff) and while I didn't really ever come around to your viewpoints, because hey, I'm supposed to be coming at this with a critical eye, thanks for being so passionate as to defend your guy. Thanks to the people that e-mailed to share information or show appreciation of what I was doing. Thanks and apologies to those whom I never e-mailed back. I have this bad tendency to overextend myself and end up doing twenty things at any given time, which means responses sometimes fall by the wayside even though the initial e-mail was much appreciated. It's been a longer run than most people have covering a single organization's farm team, and I've seen so very many blogs come and go that sometimes I start to think that I may as well continue, since I appeared to be in it for the long haul. But as I've said before, as much as I love minor league baseball, and as much fun as I've had doing this, and as many times over the past couple of months I've thought to myself "that wasn't so bad… I'm kind of looking forward to April!", I know that the amount of attention and time this demands is more than I can easily provide anymore, what with being in grad school and all. I'd rather not have this whole thing continue on as something where I'm going just going through the motions, or worse considering that by August I'm usually going through the motions anyway. I can't really pass the torch to anyone else, and wouldn't want to in good conscience, but the information is more widely available than ever, so I can't feel too bad about leaving. I'll still be around doing guest spots and stuff for the major blogs in the Seattle sphere, but as for dailies, it's been real, and I'm out. Final thanks to the few rubes who wander in during the coming months to say "hey, this is a neat blog and all, but when are you going to update again? You haven't posted anything in months." The reading comprehension they're teaching in schools is appalling.

We start with the Australian Baseball League, as has been our recent inclination. I've seen some videos up for their games on ustream these days, but in a lot of cases it's some dude in the stands with a camera, so if you need a fix that badly, know what you're getting into. Almonte has upped his power game slugging three home runs in twenty-two ABs, but he also struck out nine times, without walking, which means that this explosion for him might mean about as much as it did for Peguero. Talent and flaws both still persist. Jones has gotten some additional power (three doubles, two dingers), and struck out five times in eighteen ABs, which is also kind of unpleasant, but he also walked four times and that's improving his OBP. It would be nice to see a real breakout from him considering his High Desert numbers were bad, and limited. I would think that they might give him a running start there before sending him on to double-A. McOwen slipped a bit in the overall line, but still contributed somewhat. Tanabe broke out about as much as he could with five hits in twelve at-bats, including a double. Perhaps he's making some long-delayed adjustments.

That's probably the bulk of what I have to say about the goings on. Britton's numbers dropped this past week, and the only thing that happened in the Dominican League is that Bonilla went active with another team. Peguero, Triunfel, even Arias and Castro... none were active this week. That might mean something, or it might just not.

Venezuela was also a bit of an empty space as the only ones active this week were the Jimenezes, Limonta, Quiroz, and Yepez. Cesar still isn't striking anyone out. Jose is and maintains respectable numbers overall. Luis hits, as he is wont to do. Limonta walked once more and hit a home run, but was mostly about singles his week. Quiroz also hit a home run and had some slight improvements. Yepez continued to struggle now that he's earned his playing time. We had seven actives last week and six this week, with mostly the same names, though some substitutions were present. Probably the most significant thing was that Campos finally hit his inning cap and is done now.

I know I said that I'd type up Parellel League stats at the end here, but the prospect of adding twenty-five odd names in hitting alone didn't really make me happy, so I'll link it instead. Liga Paralela. From there, you can navigate to the Mariners team or try to parse out who is ours from Lara and other squads. I have a few things to say about that, like "hey, Palma's really slugging again and maybe this will be his year to head stateside", but I obviously don't have that kind of information so speculation seems unwarranted. It is pleasing to see Burin continuing to get on base, and whoever this Alberto Velasquez fellow is (not to be confused with Roberto Velasquez), he seems to be doing quite well. Also, Leal, who is supposed to be making his debut next year, is not doing well, but isn't really bad either. The pitching crop is less impressive and I think that the only one I'd point to as doing something that people might not be noticing yet is Ricardo Pereira, whose ERA is worse than his numbers would suggest otherwise. Victor Sanchez also has had a decent run for his experience and could be on track for Peoria next year. Our pitching squad also featured an Ugueth Urbina, who is probably the son of the former reliever who is now in jail after chasing around farm workers with a machete and then spraying them with gasoline. This is weird.

That's all folks. Happy New Year.