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October 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Fall/Winter League Roundup: Chavis leaves AFL with injury

This continues our weekly roundups of the Fall and Winter Leagues, highlighting performances from players in the Red Sox organization. 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 of October 22-28.

Arizona Fall League
Top prospect Michael Chavis (pictured) continues to match outstanding tools and production with a frustrating propensity to miss stretches of playing time, whether due to injury or his 80-game suspension for a positive PED test earlier this year. Chavis was hoping to make up for missed time with some reps in the Arizona Fall League, but a sore wrist kept him off the field and he was withdrawn from the Mesa roster last week. Right-handed pitcher Teddy Stankiewicz was also withdrawn from the roster. Stankiewicz appeared in just one game for the Solar Sox, allowing three runs in two innings on October 10.

In other news of note from the fall circuit, mercurial slugger Bobby Dalbec and left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez will participate in Saturday's Fall Stars Game. MLB Network will broadcast the game live at 8 p.m. ET, and MLB.com will stream the contest live.

Among active players, the week brought the cold version of Dalbec. The third baseman was 2 for 14 with two doubles, three walks, and eight strikeouts. Dalbec ranks second in the circuit in doubles with 5, sixth in extra-base hits (6), ninth in walks (8), and first in strikeouts (22). Josh Ockimey appeared in three games, going 2 for 11 with five strikeouts. An 0-for-4 effort last Tuesday dropped Esteban Quiroz to 3 for 20, but the second baseman did not make an out the rest of the week. In starts on Friday and Saturday, he was 3 for 3 with two doubles, five walks, and five RBI.

On the mound, Hernandez proved unable to keep up his strikeout wizardry. After striking out 15 batters in just six innings in his first three outings, he recorded just one punch out in his two outings this week. He allowed one run in two innings, walking a pair. Mike Shawaryn struck out four in 2 1/3 innings across two appearances, giving up a run on four hits. Left-hander Josh Taylor took a blown save in his only appearance of the week, surrendering a two-run homer to white-hot Brewers prospect Keston Hiura.

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
A trio of position players saw significant playing time down in Venezuela this week. Cole Sturgeon powered Margarita's 8-2 victory on Friday, going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles. He appeared in six games, going 5 for 22 with four RBI. Deiner Lopez also got into six games, submitting a 5-for-20 effort with four runs scored. Juan Hernandez went 2 for 4 on Sunday to break out of a season-opening 0-for-18 slump.

Daniel Gonzalez made his first appearance for Lara, striking out two and giving up a pair of hits over 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Enmanuel De Jesus allowed a run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning in his only appearance, while Oddanier Mosqueda surrendered a two-run homer and struck out one in his only appearance.

Dominican Baseball League
Only two players currently under contract with the Red Sox got into game action this week, both as defensive replacements. Chris Madera appeared in two games, while catcher Jhon Nunez was in one. Both players were 0 for 1. Longtime Red Sox player Aneury Tavarez, now a minor league free agent appeared in all six Estrellas games, going 4 for 15 with a stolen base.

Venezuelan Development Program

The Venezuelan "Parallel League" did not post results from any of the Red Sox-affiliated team's games this week as of press time. It is unclear if all six games were postponed/rained-out/not played, or if the results simply have not been put online.

Photo Credit: Michael Chavis by Kelly O'Connor