December 6, 2016 at 3:00 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 28 - December 5.
Dominican Baseball League
Marco Hernandez had a solid week by going 5 for 16 with a home run, a double and three RBI. Rafael Devers went 1 for 5 with a walk and Aneury Tavarez was 5 for 23. Roenis Elias also posted a very nice start, going five innings while allowing just a run. He had eight strikeouts and two walks.
Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
Luis Ysla appeared in three separate contests and combined to throw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Austin Maddox also threw two frames and allowed two earned runs.
Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League
Christian Vazquez played well, going 6 for 20 with three walks. He had a four-hit game as part of his week. Henry Ramos was 7-21, including three consecutive multiple-hit efforts. Joseph Monge played in three games and went 1 for 3.
Venezuelan Liga Paralela
The Boston pitching staff was terrific this past week, posting three straight shutouts as part of a 3-1 stretch. Hildemaro Requena had a great start, tossing five scoreless innings without allowing a hit. Jhonathan Diaz, Edilson Batista, and Angel Padron each threw three shutout innings against Magallanes. Isaias Lucena had a big week, going 6 for 12 with a double. Stanley Espinal also had a pair of multi-hit efforts, going 5 for 10 on the week.
WEEI's Rob Bradford reported that Rusney Castillo will begin playing in the Puerto Rican Winter League beginning on December 8.
Michael Kopech was also named to MLB.com's All-AFL Team. The righty posted a 2.01 ERA in 22 1/3 innings this fall with 26 strikeouts, eight walks, and a 1.16 WHIP.
Photo Credit: Rusney Castillo by Kelly O'Connor