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November 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Fall/Winter League Roundup: Down fall week for Sox prospects


This continues our series of weekly roundups of the Fall/Winter Leagues. Coverage will continue every Monday into January. 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 January. This week's roundup covers the period from November 6 - November 13.

Arizona Fall League
It was a tough week for Red Sox prospects in Arizona. Michael Chavis played in four games, getting time in at third base, first base, and DH. He only had three hits in 14 at-bats with a home run, three RBI, three walks, and six strikeouts. However, his numbers still remain solid on the season with a .263/.341/.447 line. Though unspectacular, that was the best hitting performance of the week as Chad De La Guerra managed two singles in eight at-bats and Josh Tobias went hitless in seven at-bats.

Bobby Poyner (pictured, right) was the lone pitching bright spot on the week, throwing a scoreless inning but allowing two hits. That was far better than Henry Owens, who gave up four earned runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 inning, taking the loss. Ty Buttrey gave up an earned run on three hits in an inning. Finally, Kevin McAvoy was the only pitcher to pitch in multiple games with a scoreless inning in the first outing but allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk over two innings while striking out a batter.

Dominican Baseball League
It was also tough going in the Dominican. Chris Madera went hitless in three at-bats for Estrellas Orientales. For pitchers Marcus Walden took the loss for Toros del Este, throwing 5 2/3 innings and giving up four runs on six hits with three strikeouts. However, Justin Haley managed two solid starts this week without earning a decision. Between the two starts, he threw 11 innings, with 10 hits, three walks, two earned runs, and six strikeouts.

Mexican Pacific League
Bryce Brentz had a solid week for Hermosillo, mustering six hits in 18 at-bats and launching his league-leading seventh home run of the season. Brentz did also walk eight times over the course of the last week, including a three-walk outing on November 11, and has raised his OBP to .342 on the season along with a .467 slugging percentage. Chandler Shepherd took the ball twice and went home with one win and one loss on the week. In his win, Shepherd went 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out two. He was not as fortunate in the loss, though, as he surrendered six runs on nine hits in just 3 2/3 innings, though he did manage to strike out six.

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
Dedgar Jimenez had two appearances this week, one out of the bullpen and one as a starter. He fared better as a starter throwing four innings with one unearned run on three hits, and out of the bullpen allowed three earned runs on three hits in 3 2/3 innings. For the hitters, Deiner Lopez logged the most at-bats, appearing in five games. On the week, he went 5-for-8 with two runs, three RBI, two walks and two strikeouts. Juan Hernandez appeared in two games without an at-bat.

Venezuelan Development Program
Oddanier Mosqueda had a strong week in Venezuela, taking the ball once and and striking out seven over five scoreless, one-hit innings. Eduard Bazard had a similarly good week, notching two wins across two appearances totaling five innings of scoreless relief. Pedro Castellanos had a good week at the plate, as he tallied hits in all but one game. Castellanos put together a 9-for-20 week, with four RBI and four walks.

Colombian Professional Baseball League
Thus far, Jose Sermo has slashed .208/.375/.345 with five walks for Monteria, though four of his five hits have been doubles.

Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League
The Puerto Rican Winter League had been slated to kick off this week, but has been pushed off because of the damage done to the island by Hurricane Maria. Games will now begin on January 6, 2018 according to the League's official site, and will be free for all fans to attend.

Australian Baseball League
The Red Sox are sending one representative to the ABL this year. Native Aussie Daniel McGrath will be suiting up for the Melbourne Aces when the season starts on November 16.

Photo Credit: Bobby Poyner by Kelly O'Connor.

Will Woodward is a Senior Staff Writer for SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @SPWill.


 
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