November 21, 2016 at 7:53 PM
Here is a recap of the past week's action in Fall and Winter leagues. For the full list of Red Sox prospects participating in these leagues, check out our Fall & Winter Leagues page, which will be updated continuously through the offseason. This week's roundup covers the period of November 14- November 21.
Arizona Fall League
The league wrapped up play this week, with the Surprise Saguaros losing 6-1 in the championship game to the Mesa Solar Sox. Michael Kopech made one start this week, going five innings and allowing two runs while fanning six and walking one. He finished his stint in the fall league with a 2.01 ERA with 26 strikeouts and eight walks in 22 1/3 innings.
Mauricio Dubon had a quiet final week of the season, playing in just two games and going 0 for 7. Danny Mars was 2 for 3 at the plate in his only start and was caught stealing in a pinch running performance. On the mound, Trey Ball made one relief appearance tossed two shutout frames with a strikeout. Southpaw Jalen Beeks allowed a run in one inning while right-hander Jamie Callahan threw two scoreless innings to close out a dominant run in Arizona, featuring a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings pitched.
Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
Left-hander Luis Ysla made four appearances out of the bullpen this week, totaling two perfect innings pitched and striking out two. Austin Maddox made two strong appearances before allowing two runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday.
Dominican Baseball League
Third-ranked prospect Rafael Devers had a big week, going 5 for 13 in a week highlighted by a 4-for-5 performance on Friday. He is now hitting .242/.275/.303 in 19 games. Marco Hernandez (pictured) also had an excellent week at the plate, going 10 for 21 and bringing his slash line up to .275/.315/.275 this winter. Outfielder Aneury Tavarez cooled off a bit, going 6 for 25.
Roenis Elias made two dominant starts this week, tossing a combined 11 shutout innings, allowing eight hits and five walks while striking out 11 batters. Justin Haley was also untouchable in his only start of the week, throwing 5 2/3 scoreless frames and bringing his ERA to a stingy 0.38 in 23 2/3 innings.
Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League
Catcher Christian Vazquez started three games this week and went only 1 for 12 at the plate.
Colombian Professional Baseball League
Dawill Aponte was 0 for 1 with a walk in his only action.
Venezuelan Liga Paralela
The Boston squad had a rough go of things this week, going just 1-5 and dropping to 17-9 this season. Leadoff hitter Lorenzo Cedrola stood out, going 8 for 20 with a walk. First baseman/catcher Roldani Baldwin turned in a strong week as well, going 9 for 16 with a double. Pedro Castellanos was only 2 for 14, though both hits were doubles. Hildemaro Requena had the strongest pitching performance of the week, allowing two runs in five innings, striking out six and walking two. Jose Gonzalez pitched four shutout innings of relief.
Photo Credit: Marco Hernandez by Kelly O'Connor