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November 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Fall/Winter League Roundup: Fall Stars recap and the Liga Paralela resumes for Boston

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 29 - November 4.

Arizona Fall League
It was another hot-and-cold week from Bobby Dalbec who went 2 for 12 with a home run, two walks, and three strikeouts. He also participated in the Fall Stars Game on Saturday where he went 2 for 2 but also committed an error at third base. Darwinzon Hernandez was the only other Red Sox prospect to appear in the Fall Stars Game, striking out one and allowing a hit in 1/3 of an inning. He reached 98 on the radar gun in this short stint. Hernandez got into one game during the rest of the week, striking out two while allowing a walk and a hit in a scoreless inning as he dropped his ERA to 2.00.

Josh Taylor (pictured, above) started the week off with a rough appearance, surrendering two runs on three hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings, striking out two. He rebounded a few days later, striking out two and allowing two hits in a scoreless ninth. One of the batters he struck out was Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the best prospect in baseball, who has only three strikeouts in 61 at-bats in Arizona. 

It was the best week of the fall for Josh Ockimey as he went 4 for 10 with a double, two walks, and two strikeouts. Ockimey is hitting .205 over 44 at-bats, but he is hitting .273 against right-handed pitchers while he is hitless in 11 at-bats against left-handers. Esteban Quiroz launched his second home run in a 2-for-9 week, walking three times and striking out four times. The walks have led him to a .444 on-base percentage, but he is also striking out in 44 percent of his at-bats.

After starting the fall with four scoreless appearances, Mike Shawaryn started the week by allowing a run in his second straight game. He allowed one run on three hits over two innings, striking out three without allowing a walk. 

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
Enmanuel De Jesus continues to impress for Magallanes, striking out two over 2 2/3 shutout innings as he lowered his ERA to 1.08. Cole Sturgeon also turned in another solid week, going 4 for 12 with two RBI, two walks, and four strikeouts. It was a great start to the week for Deiner Lopez as he went 3 for 5 with a stolen base on Tuesday but it was downhill from there as he finished the week going 1 for 8 with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Juan Hernandez also saw a decent amount of playing time this week, going 1 for 8 over three starts, and Oddanier Mosqueda faced only one batter and recorded an out. 

Dominican Baseball League
It was another light week in the Dominican Republic, with Chris Madera making one appearance as a pinch-runner and Jhon Nunez going 3 for 11 with two doubles and an RBI.

Venezuelan Development Program
In last week's Roundup we noted that there were no results posted for the "Parallel League". SoxProspects.com Executive Editor Chris Hatfield reported that the Red Sox flew all the players and coaches up to Boston to watch games 1 and 2 of the World Series. 

The Boston squad is 5-1-1 to start the year and went 2-1 this week after Monday's game was also suspended. They were due to play the Dodgers, and it looks like the Dodgers also flew in their team for the World Series. In Tuesday's win Victor Acosta went 2 for 4 with a walk and Fabian Andrade had a home run and three RBI. The biggest story was Chris Acosta making his debut, allowing only one hit over three scoreless innings. Acosta has not appeared in a game since 2015 due to multiple suspensions.

In Wednesday's loss, Leonel Jimenez was on base five times going 3 for 3 with two walks, and Pedro Castellanos went 2 for 3 with a walk. Yoelvis Guedez got the start and allowed one run over three innings while striking out three. Boston got back in the win column on Friday with another offensive outburst with Victor Acosta launching a home run and Andrade going 2 for 4 while the team combined to walk 11 times. Jose Larez had the best pitching performance of the day, striking out five over three shutout innings. 

Photo Credit: Josh Taylor by Kelly O'Connor