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November 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Fall/Winter League Roundup: Vazquez debuts, Tavarez, Mars stay hot

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 7- November 13.

Arizona Fall League 

Michael Kopech really struggled with his control coming off a dominant performance in the AFL Fall Star Game. He walked six in just 3 1/3 innings but was still able to put up a zero in the run column. He struck out two. He now has a 1.56 ERA in 17 1/3 innings this fall with 20 strikeouts and seven walks.

Danny Mars played just two games this past week but stayed hot by going 4 for 7 with two doubles and three RBI. He is 8 for his last 14 after a 1-for-22 start. Mauricio Dubon struggled with just one hit, a double, in 11 at-bats. He also drew a pair of walks and struck out four times. He played two games at short and one in center field.

Trey Ball made two appearances totaling three innings and allowed one run on three hits, a walk, and two strikeouts. Jalen Beeks also had two appearances and three total innings but did not fare as well. He surrendered five earned runs on five hits with two walks and three punch outs. Jamie Callahan gave up a run in two innings of work with a walk and two strikeouts.

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

Pending free agent William Cuevas had another solid outing, allowing two earned runs over five innings. He struck out four and walked one. He now has a 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings this fall. Austin Maddox and Luis Ysla made their fall league debuts this past week, each appearing in two games. Maddox tossed two innings and allowed one run on a solo homer. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. Ysla allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Carlos Tovar was the only hitter who saw action, as he went 3 for 12 with a double and two RBI.

Dominican Baseball League

Aneury Tavarez was the only Red Sox prospect to record a hit this past week in the Dominican League. He went 7 for 21 with a pair of doubles and three RBI. He's hitting .341/.386/.488 this fall after a marvelous season with Portland. Rafael Devers was 0 for 3 and Marco Hernandez was 0 for 10 with a walk. Justin Haley continued his very strong fall with six shutout innings. He allowed just four hits, no walks, and struck out two. His ERA is down to 0.50 for the fall and has just one walk in 18 innings.

Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League

Christian Vazquez made his fall debut Saturday with Cangrejeros de Santurce. He went 2 for 3 with two singles and two walks and caught all nine innings. Joseph Monge went 3 for 12 with a double and four strikeouts and Henry Ramos was 1 for 8 with two strikeouts.

Colombian Professional Baseball League

Dawill Aponte went 2 for 11 with two walks.

Venezuelan Liga Paralela

It was another good week for the Boston squad as they went 4-1. The offense was terrific, putting up a pair of 12-run games. Pedro Castellano had a big week by going 9 for 17 with a home run and a double. Marino Campana was 6 for 16 with a home run, Stanley Espinal was 6 for 19 with two doubles, Raiwinson Lameda was 4 for 7, and Reinaldo Ugueto was 5 for 13 with a triple.

The pitching was solid as well, as Victor Garcia got the week started with four shutout innings with six strikeouts. Eduard Bazardo also threw four shutout innings and had seven strikeouts with no walks. He along with Ryan Oduber and Jose Gonzalez helped the Boston team to a 1-0 win on Thursday. Carlos Cortez also threw six innings over two appearances and allowed just one run.

Australian Baseball League

The Australian Baseball League begins play this week, but although there are a number of former Red Sox minor leaguers playing in the league this year (including Boss Moanaroa, Beau Bishop, Stefan Welch, James Albury, and Justin Erasmus), no current Sox are listed on rosters. There was some thought here that Aussie Daniel McGrath might pitch after missing about a month-and-a-half early in the 2016 season, but it appears after reaching 103 innings during the regular season, he will shut it down during the offseason and prepare for 2017.

Photo Credit: Christian Vazquez by Kelly O'Connor