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Rattlers Alumni Report – Through games of 1/27/13

The Australian Baseball League has wrapped their regular season this past weekend.  Sydney (with Craig Anderson and Chris Snelling) face Perth in the preliminary round of the ABL playoffs this weekend.  The winner of that game will play Canberra in the Grand Championship the following weekend.

Game Five of the Championship Series in Venezuela is scheduled for tonight with Magallanes (Carlos Maldonado) and Lara (Luis Valbuena, Oswalso Navarro, and Cesar Jimenez) tied at two wins each through four games.

Australia (Final Regular Season Stats):
Sydney Blue Sox (26-19, 2nd):
Craig Anderson: 8-2, 2.10ERA; 12g, 12gs; 81.1IP; 5BB, 39K
Chris Snelling: 29g, .273/.492/.398; 2HR, 12RBI

Dominican Republic:
Leones del Escogido defeated Aguilas Cibaenas 5-0 in the best-of-nine Championship Series.  Bold Italics = Played last week

Aguilas Cibaenas:
BOBBY! Livingston: 1-0, 0.00ERA; 4g, 3.2IP; BB, 3K
Edward Paredes: 0-0, 0.00ERA; 14g, 6.2IP; 4BB, 4K
Juan Sandoval: 0-2, 1.98ERA; 17g, 13.2IP; 3BB, 9K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Juan Diaz: 6g; .176/.176/.294; 0HR, RBI

Toro del Este:
Carlos Peguero: 2g; .000/.167/.000; 0HR, RBI
Rene Rivera: 11g; .240/.345/.280; 0HR; 0RBI

Puerto Rico:
Crillos de Caguas defeated Indios de Mayaguez 4-2 in the best-of-seven Championship Series

Cangrejeros de Santurce:
Jeff Dominguez: 11g; .279/.354/.349; 2HR, 5RBI
Yadiel Rivera: 8g; .269/.259/.346; 0HR, 2RBI
Miguel Martinez: 0-0, 0.00ERA; 2g, 5.0IP; 0BB, K

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves: 0-0, 10.381ERA; 5g, 4.1IP; 3BB, K

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado: 18g; .242/.333/.379; HR, 9RBI

Venezuela:
As mentioned above, Lara and Magallanes are even at two wins each in the Championship Series.

Aguilas del Zulia (5-11):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 1-2, 3.06ERA; 4g, 4gs, 17.2IP; 4BB, 13K

Cardenales de Lara (10-6):
Oswaldo Navarro: 4g; .000/.125/.000; 0HR, RBI
Luis Valbuena: 20g; .350/.416/.550; 3HR; 20RBI
Jose Escalona: 0-0, 3.38ERA; 5g, 2.2IP; 5BB, K
Cesar Jimenez: 0-0, 0.00ERA; 7g, 7.2IP; 2BB, 7K

Caribes de Anzoategui (8-8):
Luis Oliveros: 5g; .286/.375/.357; 0HR, 2RBI

Leones del Caracas (7-9):
Justin Thomas: 1-0, 0.96; 10g, 9.1IP; 2BB, 3K

Navagantes del Magallanes (10-6):
Carlos Maldonado: 10g; .179/.368/.214; 0HR, 2RBI

Rattler Alumni Update – Nearing the end of the Winter Leagues

Australia is still in the regular season.  The Dominican Republic’s Championship series is almost over.  Puerto Rico is three games into their Championship Series.  Venezuela appears to have reached the end of the round robin part of their post season.

Australia stats are regular season.  Caribbean League stats are playoffs only.

Australia:
Sydney Blue Sox (24-18)
Craig Anderson: 7-2, 2.18ERA; 11g, 11gs; 74.1IP, 5BB, 37K
Chris Snelling: 26g; .256/.465/.378; 2HR, 11RBI

Chris Snelling with Sydney from The Australian Baseball Digest.

Chris Snelling with Sydney from The Australian Baseball Digest.

Dominican Republic:
Leones del Escogido leads Aguilas Cibaenas 4-0 in the best-of-nine Championship Series

Aguilas Cibaenas:
BOBBY! Livingston: 1-0, 0.00ERA; 4g, 3.2IP; BB, 3K
Edward Paredes: 0-0, 0.00ERA; 13g, 6.2IP; 3BB, 4K
Juan Sandoval: 0-2, 2.25ERA; 16g, 12.0IP; 3BB, 9K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Juan Diaz: 6g; .176/.176/.294; 0HR, RBI

Toro del Este:
Carlos Peguero: 2g; .000/.167/.000; 0HR, RBI
Rene Rivera: 11g; .240/.345/.280; 0HR; 0RBI

Puerto Rico:
Indios de Mayaguez leads Crillos de Caguas 2-0 in the best-of-seven Championship Series

Cangrejeros de Santurce:
Jeff Dominguez: 11g; .279/.354/.349; 2HR, 5RBI
Yadiel Rivera: 8g; .269/.259/.346; 0HR, 2RBI
Miguel Martinez: 0-0, 0.00ERA; 2g, 5.0IP; 0BB, K

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves: 0-0, 7.71ERA; 4g, 2.1IP; BB, 0K

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado: 15g; .232/.317/.393; HR, 7RBI

Martin Maldonado gets ready to make the tag at the plate.  From Indios de Mayaguez website

Martin Maldonado gets ready to make the tag at the plate. From Indios de Mayaguez website

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (5-11):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 1-2, 3.06ERA; 4g, 4gs, 17.2IP; 4BB, 13K

Cardenales de Lara (10-6):
Oswaldo Navarro: 3g; .000/.143/.000; 0HR, RBI
Luis Valbuena: 16g; .354/.417/.523; 2HR; 17RBI
Jose Escalona: 0-0, 3.38ERA; 5g, 2.2IP; 5BB, K
Cesar Jimenez: 0-0, 0.00ERA; 6g, 6.2IP; 2BB, 6K

Caribes de Anzoategui (8-8):
Luis Oliveros: 5g; .286/.375/.357; 0HR, 2RBI

Leones del Caracas (7-9):
Justin Thomas: 1-0, 0.96; 10g, 9.1IP; 2BB, 3K

Justin Thomas (63) gets high fives from his Caracas teammates. From Venezolana de Television.

Justin Thomas (63) gets high fives from his Caracas teammates. From Venezolana de Television.

Navagantes del Magallanes (10-6):
Carlos Maldonado: 7g; .200/.407/.250; 0HR, RBI

Rattler Alumni Report (Winter League Playoff Edition)

Australia is still in the regular season, but the Caribbean Winter Leagues have all moved into the playoffs.

At a point in the future, I’ll go back to look at how former Rattlers did in the regular season of the Winter Leagues.  But, for now, here is a playoff update….after checking on Craig Anderson in Australia.

Craig Anderson as a member of the Sydney Blue Sox (SMP Images/Brett Crockford)

Craig Anderson as a member of the Sydney Blue Sox (SMP Images/Brett Crockford)

Australia:
Sydney Blue Sox (18-16 Tied for 2nd):
Craig Anderson: 5-2, 1.94ERA, 9g, 9gs, 60.1IP, 5BBs, 29K

Okay, NOW the playoffs:

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (6-3 in round robin play):
Edward Paredes: 0-0, 0.00ERA, 6g, 3IP, 0BB, 3K
Juan Sandoval: 0-0, 0.00, 7g, 5IP, BB, 6K

Estrellas de Oriente (2-7 in round robin play):
Juan Diaz: 6g, .176/.176/.176, 0HR, RBI

Toros del Este (4-5 in round robin play):
Carlos Peguero: 2g, .000/.167/.000, 0HR, RBI
Rene Rivera: 7g, .313/.421/.375. 0HR, 0RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (1-3)
Jeff Dominguez: 4g, .188/.188/.250, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera: 2g, .250/.250/.250, 0HR, 0RBI

Criollos de Caguas (3-1):
Efrain Nieves: 1g, 0-0, 13.50ERA, .2IP, BB, 0K

Indios de Mayaguez (3-1):
Martin Maldonado: 4g, .214/.313/.286, 0HR, RBI

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (2-2):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 1-0, 0.00ERA, 1g, 1gs, 6.0IP, 2BB, 5K

Luis Valbuena with Lara (LVBP.com)

Luis Valbuena with Lara (LVBP.com)

Cardenales de Lara (2-2):
Luis Valbuena: 4g, .278/.316/.278, 0HR, RBI
Cesar Jimenez: 2g, 0-0, 0.00ERA, 2g, 2IP, BB, 2K

Asdrubal Cabrera is way more excited to be playing for Leones del Caracas than he was in this photograph.

Asdrubal Cabrera is way more excited to be playing for Leones del Caracas than he was in this photograph.

Leones del Caracas (2-2):
Asdrubal Cabrera: 4g, .353/.353/.412, 0HR, 2RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (2-2):
Carlos Maldonado: 1g, .000/1.000/.000, 0HR, 0RBI*

*That would be two walks in two plate appearances for Carlos Maldonado as a member of the Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan playoffs.

That time of the year

There is a new Mehring Monday up on the main website.  It takes a look at the career Raul Ibanez and his home runs.

Speaking of Raul Ibanez, some interesting documents were found as the front office prepared to move over to the new office building – 2350 N. Casaloma, Suite 102.  Those documents are the scoresheets and long form boxscores from the first half of the 1994 Appleton Foxes season.  Ibanez, Alex Rodriguez, and a few other future major league players were part of that team.  I am still trying to figure out how to use them on the blog, but keep your eyes open on this space for a little bit more of Appleton Baseball History.

That time of the year – from the title of the post – would refer to the start of the Fall and Winter Leagues.  Arizona Fall, Dominican Winter, and Venezuela Winter have all started within the last week.  Australia and Puerto Rico will start soon.

As of now, 23 former Timber Rattlers have seen action in the three leagues that have begun play. 

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE:
Phoenix Desert Dogs:
Nick Bucci
Khris Davis
Brockk Kjeldgaard
Santo Manzanillo
Hunter Morris
Jimmy Nelson
Josh Prince

Peoria Javelinas:
Caleb Thielbar

LIGA VENEZUELA DE BEISBOL PROFESIONAL:
Cardenales de Lara:
Edilio Colina
Jose Escalona
Ryan Feireabend
Jose Jimenez
Johan Limonta
Oswaldo Navarro

Navagantes del Magallanes:
Sean Halton
Carlos Maldonado

Bravos de Margarita:
Renee Cortez

Aquilas del Zulia:
Austin Bibens-Dirkx

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Mike Wilson

LIGA DE BEISBOL DOMINICANO:
Aguilas Cibeanes:
Edward Paredes
Juan Sandoval

Leones del Escogido:
Taylor Green

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel

No ex-Rattlers playing in the Mexican League that I could find.  I’ll update this list once Puerto Rico and Australia begin play.

Alumni Winter League Stats

Bryan LaHair at the plate during a 2004 game. LaHair hit 15 home runs in Venezuela during the regular season of the winter league.

Australia still has a few weeks left in the regular season.  It appears that Puerto Rico ends their regular season tonight.  Playoffs have started in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

Australian Baseball League

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 30 games; .347/.412/.669; 10HR, 32RBI

Perth Heat:
James McOwen (’07): 27 games; .318/.397/.445; 1HR, 11RBI

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 8 games, 8 starts; 2-1, 3.63ERA; 44.2IP, 7BB, 26K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 40 games; .239/.415/.349; 2HR, 12RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 14 games, 13 starts; 7-3, 2.19ERA; 78.0IP, 22BB, 51K
Jose Escalona (’08): 23 games; 0-1, 2.63ERA; 13.2IP, 9BB, 8K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 8 games; 1-for-10
Renee Cortez (’03): 10 games; 1-2, 3.86ERA; 14IP, 8BB, 5K

Cardenales de Lara:
Johan Limonta (’06): 38 games; .286/.347/.444; 3HR, 16RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 47 games; .266/.351/.406; 4HR, 18RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; 1HR, 4RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 60 games; .284/.380/.445; 5HR, 31RBI
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 19 games; 1-4, 6.50ERA; 18.0IP; 10BB, 8K

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 6 games; .235/.350/.235; 0HR, 4RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 44 games; .216/.379/.424; 9HR, 22RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05): 17 games; .246/.368/.404; 2HR, 10RBI
Mike Fiers (’09): 6 games, 5 starts; 3-2, 2.22ERA; 28.1IP, 10BB, 18K
Justin Thomas (’06): 9 games; 1-0, 2.70ERA; 6.2IP, 3BB, 0K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; 1HR, 2RBI
Bryan LaHair (’04): 47 games; .272/.404/.592; 15HR, 29RBI

Liga de Beisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 15 games; 1 start; 1-1, 2.05ERA; 22.0IP; 5BB, 10K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 39 games; .324/.406/.475; 5HR; 20RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 18 games; .211/.233/.298; 0HR, 5RBI
BOBBY Livingston (’03): 4 games; 4 starts; 0-2, 2.35ERA; 23.0IP, 6BB, 15K

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 35 games; .271/.350/.415; 4HR, 15RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10): 8 games, 6 starts; 1-3, 7.43ERA; 23.0IP, 13BB, 16K

Leones de Ponce:
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 6 games, 5 starts; 0-3, 3.63ERA; 22.1IP, 14BB, 13K

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 17 games; 0-1, SAVE; 1.50ERA; 12.0IP, 4BB, 10K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 24 games; 2-1, 1.32ERA; 27.1IP, 10BB, 15K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Juan Diaz (’07): 12 games; .133/.212/.133; 0HR, 0RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Daniel Carroll (’08): 9 games; .143/.200/.143; 0HR, 0RBI
Carlos Peguero (’08): 45 games; .259/.342/.512; 11HR, 29RBI
Aquilino Lopez (’00): 11 games, 10 starts; 3-2, 3.44ERA; 36.2IP, 8BB, 23K
Wily Peralta (’09): 6 games, 4 starts; 1-3, 4.68ERA; 25.0IP, 7BB< 21K

Leones del Escogido:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 6 games, 4-for-7, 0HR, RBI
Jorge Sosa (’01): 11 games, 11 starts; 2-4, 3.56ERA; 48.0IP; 16BB, 43K

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 20 games; .143/.160/.163; 0HR, 2RBI

Alumni in the Winter Leagues (Stats through 12/18/11)

Australian Baseball League:

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 24 games; .359/.438/.674; 7HR, 27RBI

Perth Heat:
James McOwen (’07): 19 games; .347/.437/.467; 0HR, 8RBI

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 7 games, 7 starts; 2-1, 2.52ERA; 39.1IP, 6BB, 23K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 32 games; .225/.395/.360; 2HR, 10RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 12 games, 11 starts; 2-1, 2.20ERA; 65.1IP, 19BB, 41K
Jose Escalona (’08): 17 games; 0-1, 3.18ERA; 11.1IP; 8BB, 5K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’08): 6 games; 1-for-7
Renee Cortez (’03): 8 games; 1-1, 2.45ERA; 11.0IP, 7BB, 4K
Ryan Ketchner (’02): 1 game; 0-0, 27.00ERA; 1.0IP, 0BB, 0K

Cardenales de Lara:
Johan Limonta (’06): 30 games; .276/.347/.429; 2HR, 11RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 42 games; .273/.353/.413; 4HR, 18RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; 1HR, 4RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 52 games; .269/.372/.414; 4HR, 26RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 17 games; 1-3, 6.61 ERA; 16.1IP, 9BB, 8K

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 6 games; .235/.350/.235; 0HR, 4RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 44 games; .216/.379/.424; 9HR, 22RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05): 10 games; .182/.308/.303; 1HR, 4RBI
Mike Fiers (’09): 6 games, 5 starts; 3-2, 2.22ERA; 28.1IP; 10BB, 18K
Justin Thomas (’06): 4 games; 0-0, 2.08ERA; 4.1IP; 2BB, 0K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; 1HR, 2RBI
Bryan LaHair (’02): 39 games; .254/.391/.535; 11HR, 23RBI

Liga de Beisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 11 games; 0-1, 4.09ERA; 11.0IP, 4BB, 6K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 28 games; .320/.395/.500; 5HR, 14RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 9 games; .276/.323/.414; 0HR, 2RBI
BOBBY Livingston (’03): 2 games, 2 starts; 0-0, 0.90ERA; 10.0IP, 3BB, 8K

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 27 games; .299/.379/.494; 4HR, 15RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10): 5 games, 4 starts; 0-2, 9.22ERA; 13.2IP, 6BB, 9K

Leones de Ponce:
Ryan Rowland Smith (’03): 3 games, 2 starts; 0-1, 2.45ERA; 7.1IP, 3BB, 2K

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 16 games; 0-1, 1 SAVE, 1.64ERA; 11.0IP, 4BB, 9K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 23 games; 2-1, 1.37ERA; 26.1IP; 10BB, 15K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 5 games; 1-for-2
Juan Diaz (’08): 12 games; .133/.212/.133; 0HR, 0RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Daniel Carroll (’08): 7 games; .077/.143/.077; 0HR, 0RBI
Carlos Peguero (’07): 43 games; .248/.335/.491; 10HR, 28RBI
Aquilino Lopez (’00): 9 games, 8 starts; 2-2, 3.48ERA; 31.0IP; 7BB, 19K
Wily Peralta (’09): 6 games, 4 starts; 1-3, 4.68ERA; 25.0IP, 7BB, 21K

Leones del Escogido:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 10 games, 10 starts; 2-4, 3.52ERA; 46.0IP, 16BB, 40K

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 17 games; .158/.179/.184; 0HR, 2RBI

Timber Rattlers Alumni in Winter Leagues (Week ending 12/11/11)

Carlos Peguero as a Timber Rattler in 2007. He continues to slug away in Winter Ball this off season. Photo Credit | Wm. Glasheen

 

Daniel Carroll in a Papermakers throwback jersey during the 2008 season. Carroll just made the switch from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic in Winter Baseball. He's also played in Venezuela this off season. Photo Credit: Wm. Glasheen

 

Australian Baseball League:

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 20 games, .382/.466/.671; 5 HR, 19 RBI

Perth Heat:
James McOwen (’07): 15 games, .367/.449/.517; 0 HR, 7 RBI

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 6 games, 6 starts, 1-1, 3.03ERA; 32.2IP, 5 BB, 19 K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 28 games, .187/.365/.253; 0 HR, 7 RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 11 games, 10 starts; 5-2, 2.47ERA; 58.1IP, 18BB, 36K
Jose Escalona (’08): 16 games; 0-0, 3.60ERA; 10.0IP, 7BB, 2K

Bravos de Margarita:
Renee Cortez (’03): 6 games; 0-0, 1.93ERA; 9.1IP, 2BB, 4K
Ryan Ketchner (’02): 1 game; 0-0, 27.00ERA; 1.0IP, 0BB, 0K

Cardenales de Lara:
Johan Limonta (’06): 24 games; .250/.319/.405; 2HR, 10 RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 39 games; .267/.338/.400; 4HR, 17RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; 1HR, 4 RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 46 games; .265/.372/.426; 4HR, 23 RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 14 games; 1-2, 6.32ERA; 15.2IP, 6BB, 8K

Caribes de Anzoategui
Luis Oliveros (’02): 6 games; .235/.350/.235; 0 HR, 4 RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 44 games; .216/.379/.424; 9HR, 22 RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05): 5 games; .200/.400/.267; 0HR; 0 RBI
Mike Fiers (’09):  6 games, 5 starts; 3-2, 2.22ERA; 28.1IP, 10BB, 18K
Justin Thomas (’06): 2 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 1.1IP; 1BB, 0K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; 1 HR, 2 RBI
Bryan LaHair (’02): 34 games; .240/.375/.480; 8 HR; 18 RBI

Liga de Beisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 9 games; 0-1, 5.19 ERA; 8.2IP; 4BB, 6K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 23 games; .293/.372/.463; 4HR, 12 RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games; .333/.385/.500; 0 HR; 0 RBI
BOBBY! Livingston (’03): 1 game, 1 start; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 4.0IP; 1 BB, 3K

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 23 games; .329/.388/.548; 4HR, 13 RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10): 4 games, 3 starts; 0-2, 7.59ERA; 10.2IP; 5 BB, 7K

Leones de Ponce:
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 2 games, 1 start; 0-1, 3.86 ERA; 2.1IP, 1 BB, 0K

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 13 games; 0-1, SAVE, 1.86ERA; 9.2IP; 4 BB; 8K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 21 games; 2-1, 1.50ERA; 24.0IP; 7 BB, 14K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 5 games, 1-for-2
Juan Diaz (’08): 12 games, .133/.212/.133; 0HR, 0 RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Daniel Carroll (’08): 5 games; .111/.200/.111; 0 HR, 0 RBI
Carlos Peguero (’07): 39 games; .257/.329/.520; 10HR, 26K
Aquilino Lopez (’00): 8 games, 7 starts; 2-2, 4.15 ERA; 26.0IP; 7 BB, 16K
Wily Peralta (’09): 6 games, 4 starts; 1-3, 4.68 ERA; 25.0IP; 7 BB, 21K

Leones del Escogio:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 9 games, 9 starts; 2-4, 3.40ERA; 39.2IP; 14 BB, 33K

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 14 games; .167/.167/.200; 0HR, 2 RBI

Odds & Ends

Claudio Liverziani's 1997 Timber Rattlers baseball card

This week’s Flashback Friday is up on the home page.  It’s the story of Italian Claudio Liverziani.  Interesting story.

There were three former Timber Rattlers taken in the 2011 Rule 5 draft.  Two of them were picked in the major league part and one was in the minor league part.  All three had very brief stints with the Rattlers

The minor leaguer was Fabian Williamson, who had a blink and you’ll miss it performance with the Timber Rattlers in 2007.  No. Seriously. He pitched six shutout innings against the Kane County Cougars on September 3, 2007 and that was his only appearance as a Rattler.  He spent the ’08 season with Pulaski and was traded to the Red Sox for David Aardsma before the 2009 season.  Then, in 2010, Williamson went to Oakland for Eric Patterson.

Now, the Texas Rangers have picked him up.

The two former Rattlers who were taken in the MLB part of the draft were Brett Lorin (By Arizona from Pittsburgh) and Erik Komatsu (By St. Louis from Washington).

Lorin joined the Rattlers during the 2008 season after being a fifth round pick of the Mariners that year.  He went 0-2 in eight games (six starts).  In 2009, he started the season in Clinton before being traded (along with Nathan Adcock, Jeff Clement, and two others) to the Pirates organization 9for Jack Wilson & Ian Snell) during the second half of the season.

Komatsu was the starting right fielder for the Rattlers on opening night, 2009.  However, it was an injury-plagued year for Komatsu and he played just 26 games for the Rattlers.  This past summer, the Brewers sent Komatsu to the Nationals for Jerry Hairston, Jr.

This Baseball America blog post has a reaction from Lorin and comments about Komatsu.

[Lorin profiles] as a back-of-the-rotation starter, and was selected by the Diamondbacks, the 11th player selected. Lorin was sleeping at his parents’ California home when he was picked; he said one of his parents woke him up to give him the news, and Arizona assistant GM Billy Ryan called him soon thereafter to welcome him to the organization.

“I thought I might get picked,” said Lorin, a 6-foot-7, 245-pounder with three average pitches who went 7-6, 2.84 at high Class A Bradenton in the Pirates organization this year. “It’s huge, it’s really exciting to get a chance to go to major league camp and have a shot to make the major league club. I’m going to bring my work ethic and do everything I can mentally and physically to give myself that chance.”

On a day when they lost Albert Pujols to the Angels in free agency, the Cardinals took outfielder Erik Komatsu from the Nationals system; Washington had just acquired him in July from the Brewers for Jerry Hairston Jr. Cardinals farm director John Vuch said the club’s scouts saw Komatsu enough to slot him as a fourth outfielder with a solid lefthanded bat. Komatsu has a .302/.389/.434 career slash line in the minors and spent 2011 in Double-A.

Last item today is about two former Rattlers who will participate in the Australian Baseball League All-Star GameDenny Almonte (’08) and James McOwen (’07).

According to that link, Almonte is an: RBI machine from the Seattle Mariners organisation set an ABL record eight RBIs in one game last week.

McOwen gets no such description in the article.

The game is December 21 at Barbagallo Perth Ballpark.

Alumni Winter League Stats (Through 12/4/11)

Ryan Rowland-Smith from 2003. He made his debut in the Puerto Rican Winter League this past weekend.

 

Australian Baseball League:

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 15 games; .368/.438/.649; 4 HR, 14 RBI

Perth Heat:
Jamie McOwen (’07): 11 games; .311/.392/.400; 0 HR, 3 RBI

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 6 games, 6 starts, 1-1, 3.02 ERA; 32.2 IP, 5 BB, 19 K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 25 games; .167/.345/.242; 0 HR, 3 RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 10 games, 9 starts; 5-2, 2.81 ERA; 51.1 IP, 16 BB, 35 K
Jose Escalona (’06): 15 games; 0-0, 3.60 ERA; 10.0IP; 7 BB, 2 K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 6 games, 1-for-7
Renee Cortez (’03): 4 games, 0-0, 2.25 ERA; 8.0 IP; 2 BB, 4 K

Cardenales de Lara:
Johan Limonta (’06): 19 games; .292/.365/.477; 2 HR, 10 RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 36 games; .263/.336/.404; 4 HR, 14 RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; 1 HR, 4 RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 41 games; .257/.365/.424; 4 HR, 20 RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 13 games; 1-2, 5.87 ERA; 15.1 IP; 6 BB, 8 BB

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 6 games; .235/.350/.235; 0 HR, 4 RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 38 games; .208/.360/.417; 8 HR, 19 RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Michael Fiers (’09): 6 games, 5 starts; 3-2, 2.22 ERA; 28.1 IP; 10 BB, 18 K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; 1 HR, 2 RBI
Bryan La Hair (’02): 30 games; .237/.360/.500; 8 HR, 17 RBI

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 11 games, 0-1, SAVE, 2.84 ERA; 6.1 IP; 4 BB, 5 K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 18 games, 2-1, 1.71 ERA; 21.0 IP; 6 BB, 13 K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 5 games; 1-for-2
Juan Diaz (’08): 12 games, .133/.212/.133; 0 HR, 0 RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero (’07): 34 games; .277/.347/.554; 9 HR, 25 RBI
Aquilino Lopez (’00): 6 games, 5 starts; 2-1, 3.20 ERA; 19.2 IP; 5 BB, 10 K
Wily Peralta (’09): 6 games, 4 starts; 1-3, 4.68 ERA; 25.0 IP; 7 BB, 21 K

Leones del Escogido:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 8 games, 8 starts; 1-4, 3.74 ERA; 33.2 IP; 14 BB, 28 K

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 11 games; .185/.185/.222; 0 HR, 2 RBI

Liga de Beisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 9 games; 0-1, 5.19 ERA; 8.2 IP; 4 BB, 6 K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Danny Carroll (’08): 18 games; .220/.309/.339; 1 HR, 4 RBI
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 21 games; .299/.360/.481; 4 HR, 12 RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games; .333/.385/.500; 0 HR, 0 RBI
BOBBY! Livingston (’03): 1 game, 1 start; 0-0, 4.0 IP; BB, 3 K

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 20 games; .317/.375/.524; 3 HR, 10 RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10): 3 games, 2 starts; 0-2, 12.15 ERA; 6.2 IP; 4 BB, 5 K

Leones de Ponce:
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 1 game, 1 start; 0-0, 0.00 ERA; 2.0 IP; BB, 0 K

Alumni Winter League stats this week

Australian Baseball League

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 11 games; .293/.383/.415; HR, 2 RBI

Perth Heat:
Jamie McOwen (’07): 11 games; .311/.392/.400; 0HR, 3RBI

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 4 games, 4 starts; 1-1, 3.16ERA; 25.2IP, 4BB, 16K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 22 games; .155/.338/.241; 0HR, RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 9 games, 8 starts; 5-2, 2.91ERA; 46.1IP, 14BB, 28K
Jose Escalona (’08): 13 games; 0-0, 4.32ERA; 8.1IP, 5BB, 0K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 6 games; 1-for-7
Renee Cortez (’03): 3 games; 0-0, 3.00ERA; 6.0IP, 2BB, 4K

Cardenales de Lara:
Johan Limonta (’06): 14 games; .250/.315/.333; 0HR, 3RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 33 games; .276/.347/.400; 3HR, 10 RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; 1 HR, 4RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 36 games; .274/.384/.452; 4 HR; 18RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 12 games; 1-2, 6.00ERA; 15.0IP; 6BB, 8K

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 6 games; .235/.350/.235; 0 HR, 4RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 34 games; .194/.343/.398; 7HR, 16RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Mike Fiers (’09): 6 games, 5 starts; 3-2, 2.22ERA; 28.1IP, 10BB, 18K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; HR, 2 RBI
Bryan LaHair (’04): 26 games; .263/.381/.566; 8 HR, 16RBI

Liga de Beisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 7 games; 0-1, 3.18ERA; 5.2IP, 2BB, 3K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Daniel Carroll (’08): 15 games; .235/.333/.373; HR, 4RBI
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 16 games; .298/.369/.544; 4 HR, 10 RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games; .333/.385/.500; 0 HR, 0RBI

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 16 games; .340/.400/.553; 2 HR, 9 RBI
Wilfredo Quintana (’01): 1 game; 0-for-1
Hiram Burgos (’10): 2 games, 2 starts; 0-2, 17.18ERA; 3.2IP, 2 BB, 1 K
Josue Matos (’99): 3 games, 2 starts; 0-0, 4.32ERA; 8.1IP,5BB, 7K

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 10 games; 0-1, SAVE, 3.38ERA; 5.1IP, BB, 5K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 15 games; 2-1, 2.08ERA; 17.1IP, 5BB, 11K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 5 games; 1-for-2
Juan Diaz (’08): 11 games; .133/.212/.133; 0 HR, 4RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero (’07): 29 games; .309/.381/.636; 9 HR, 24 RBI
Aquilino Lopez (’00): 5 games, 4 starts; 2-1, 2.20ERA; 16.1IP, 4 BB, 7 K
Wily Peralta (’09): 6 games, 4 starts; 1-3, 4.68ERA; 25.0IP; 7 BB, 21 K

Leones del Escogido:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 7 games, 7 starts; 1-3, 2.81ERA; 32.0IP; 12BB, 26K

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 10 games; .208/.208/.250; 0 HR, 2 RBI
Santo Manzanillo (’10): 1 game, 0-0, *.**ERA; 0.0IP; BB

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