Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Winter League Updates: Wild Night in Mexico; Cuban Final Four

Winter League Beisbol


Round One:

1/8/2019 - In a bid to force game seven, former NYM Oliver Perez joins five other Culiacan Tomateros pitchers in throwing a combined no-hitter through eight full innings.  Entering the top of the ninth inning in a scoreless game, Jalisco outfielder Stephen Cardullo draws a two-out walk.  Catcher Gabriel Gutierrez then breaks up the no-hitter and ruins the shutout with an RBI double, giving the Charros the lead, an eventual 1-0 victory, and a series upset over the top seed Tomateros.

1/8/2019 - Los Yaquis de Obregon break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the ninth to force a game seven against Mazatlan.
  • (#5) Caneros de Los Mochis win series vs. (#2) Naranjeros de Hermosillo; 4-2.
  • (#6) Charros de Jalisco win series vs. (#1) Culiacan Tomateros; 4-2.
  • (#3) Yaquis de Obregon vs. (#4) Venados de Mazatlan series tied 3-3.
  • 1/9 UPDATE: (#4) Venados de Mazatlan win series vs. Yaquis de Obregon; 4-3


Round Robin Standings: games run through Jan. 14
  1. Estrellas de Orientales   7-5
  2. Leones de Escogito        7-5
  3. Toros de Este                 7-5
  4. Tigres de Licey               3-9
Player Affiliations:
  • Orientales:  40 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Matt Pobereyko); 7 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Escogito:  41 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Arquimedess; Carlos Hernandez); 12 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Toros de Estes:  40 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Jenrry Mejia; Tim Peterson; Dominic Smith); 16 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Licey:  38 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Dilson Herrera; Rymer Liriano); 13 listed on 40-man rosters.


Round Robin Standings: games run through Jan. 21
  1. Indios de Mayaguez          4-0
  2. Cangrejeros de Santurce  2-2
  3. Gigantes de Carolina        0-4
Player Affiliations:
  • Mayaguez:  28 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Thomas Nido TJ Rivera; Joshua Torres); 7 listed on 40-man rosters.  
  • Santurce:  9 MLB affiliated players; 2 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Carolina:  15 MLB affiliated players; 1 listed on 40-man roster.


Round One: games runs through Jan. 11
  • (#5) Cardenales de Lara win series vs. (#2) Bravos de Margarita; 4-1
  • (#6) Caribes de Anzoategui lead series vs. (#1) Navegantes de Magallanes; 3-2.
  • (#3) Leones de Caracas lead series vs. (#4) Tigres de Aragua; 3-2
  • Game Six: Jan. 10
  • Game Seven (if necessary): Jan. 11
Player Affiliations:
  • Magallanes:  18 MLB affiliated players; 3 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Margarita:  24 MLB affiliated players; 3 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Caracas:  16 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Luis Carpio); 2 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Aragua:  19 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Jose Garcia); 6 listed on 40-man rosters.
  • Lara:  30 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Roberts Colina; Boris Sanchez; Edward Paredes); 1 listed on 40-man roster.
  • Anzoategui:  20 MLB affiliated players (NYM-Yeizo Campos); 3 listed on 40-man rosters.


(#1-Wild Card Round/Field of Sixteen/45 Game Schedule) Villa Clara finish first with 28-17 record.
(#2-Second Stage/Top Six/60 Game Schedule) Las Tunas finish first with 34-26 record.

Round Three/Semi-Finals: best of seven
  • (#1) Las Tunas lead series vs. (#4) Ciego de Avila; 3-0.
  • (#2) Villa Clara leads series vs. (#3) Santi Spiritus; 3-1.
Winners advance to Grand Final Series.

* NOTE: no distinction made between active/reserve affiliated players.

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