Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

Rainy Lara 2

Winter League Baseball started some time ago and I thought we’d check in on the several Mets scattered across each league:

Venezuelan League

Vicente Lupo – Has Not Played

Leon Canelon – 6 G, 2 AB, 2 R, .000/.000/.000

Jairo Perez – 20 G, .208/.269/.417, 3 2B, 4 HR

Wilfredo Tovar – 19 G, .295/.295/.372, 6 2B

Ryan Reid – 9 G, 4.82 ERA, 9.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 9 K

Albert Cordero – Has Not Played

Miguel Socolovich – 6 G, 1.50 ERA, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K

Oswald Caraballo – .000/.000/.000, 5 G, 3 AB, 1R

Brandon Allen – .304/.448/.565, 19 G, 4 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR

Mexican League

Brian Burgamy – .236/.313/.361, 20 G, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR

Cory Vaughn – .246/.359/.462, 20 G, 1 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR. 4 SB

Xorge Carrillo – .255/.338/.527, 17 G, 6 2B, 3 HR

Dominican Winter League

Hansel Robles – 7 G, 6.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K

Gonzalez Germen – 3 G, 16.20 ERA, 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB

Cesar Puello – .154/.231/.241, 7 G, 13 AB, 2 H, 1 2B

Rafael Montero – 1 G, 6.75 ERA,  2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 K

Rainy Lara – 4 G, 2.35 ERA, 7.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Darwin Frias – 3 G, 10.12 ERA, 2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Puerto Rican Winter League

Jon Velasquez – 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 2 SV, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Arnaldo Berrios – Reserve

Carlos Alvarado – 1 G, 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 K

Randy Fontanez – Reserve

Seth Lugo – Reserve

T.J. Rivera – 4 G, .167, 2 H, 12 AB

Joel Huertas – 54.00 ERA, 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER

Each year, several players from the minors and majors play in the winter leagues for a few months in their home countries, and for their hometowns. The actual competition varies, because of varying levels of professional experience ranging from Rookie Ball to the Major Leagues.

To learn the history behind the Dominican, Mexican, and Venezuelan leagues, last year I wrote comprehensive articles in a series called “Lessons in Latin America“.

Mexican Baseball History

Venezuelan Baseball History

Dominican Republic Baseball History

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Teddy Klein is a Westchester Native, Astoria Resident, and Touro College Graduate with a Master's in Social Work. He has returned to assume Editor position at Metsminors.net. He’s a lifelong Mets fan with a background in minor league internships for scouting in both the Dominican Summer Leagues (08′) and the Brooklyn Cyclones (10′) with Cape Cod Baseball League sandwiched in between. He understands the systems of recruiting between the International Free Agency and Draft. He hopes to one day condense his two passions of helping people and baseball into a career. He is also the son of Former Time columnist and author Joe Klein. Follow him on twitter @teddywklein. You can email him questions at tedkMTP@gmail.com.