Jack Murphy Raking Down Under


Australian Baseball League

Canberra Cavalry

OF Anthony Alford is hitting .257 in his past 10 games. He went 2-for-4 with his second home run in Sunday’s game. Now with the bad, Alford is looking a lot like D.J. Davis with the strike outs. He has had two 4 strike out games in the past 5 contests.

C Jack Murphy could not be any hotter, collecting hits in all but one of his 16 games. Jack’s currently riding a 12 game hit streak and has hit 3 long balls with 14 RBI while showing good plate discipline.

1B L.B. Dantzler has been cold over the past week. Despite hitting only .222 over his last 10 games, he has still driven in 6 RBI. In 19 games, he is hitting .246/.313/.319 with no home runs and 13RBI.

2B Christian Lopes might be turning some heads in Australia with his .343 batting average in 17 games. He’s had multi-hit games in 7 of his last 10 games and has had 2-hit games in his last 5GP. On top of that Lopes has walked 5 times and struck out 4 over the last 10 GP.

Liga Mexicana del Pacifico

Venados de Mazatlan

2B Ryan Schimpf hasn’t played since November 9th. Hitting .242/.330/.374 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI in 26 games.

Naranjeros de Hermosillo

SS Jorge Flores has 3 hits in the last 10 games and is hitting .121/.121/.242 with 4 RBI during that time.  Overall, Flores is hitting .234/.292/.299 with a home run and 16 RBI. The 2012 19th round draft pick has pretty good against RHP with a .262/.319/.336. With runners in scoring position he has hit .333/.432/.472 with a home run and 15RBI.

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Professional

Bravos de Margarita

3B Andy Burns has not appeared in a game since October 22nd.

RHP Casey Lawrence has a record of 1-4, 3.40ERA and has not pitched since the 18th of November.

Tiburones de La Guaira

RP Gregory Infante continues to make a strong case for one of the vacancies in Toronto’s bullpen. He now owns a record of 1-1, 2.86 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 10 walks in 22IP. Gregory is holding opponents to a .279 batting average and he’s been especially tough against LHB with a 1.74 ERA.

Caribes de Anzoategui

RHP Arik Sikula has now appeared in 5 games since arriving in Venezuela. He has a 2.08ERA with 2 walks but has yet to register a strike out.

RP Tyler Ybarra hasn’t pitched since the 19th of November.

Navegantes del Magallanes

CF Ezequiel Carrera is one of the newest members of the Blue Jays and this is the first time appearing on this list. Carrera has appeared in 16 games and has batted .316/.451/.404 with .854 OPS. What has been so impressive is his BB/K rate with 13/10. In his last 10GP he has hit .323/.500/.484 with 2 RBI in 10 games while riding a 5 game hit streak.

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano

Estrellas de Oriente

RHP Scott Copeland won his last start and is now 2-0, 1.48ERA in 5 starts. In 24.1IP he has struck out 18 and 8 walks. He has held batters to a .261 average and has a 0.61ERA against RHB, but has been terrible with RISP with a 8.31ERA in 4.1IP.

Toros del Este

1B Matt Hague has played 34 games, while hitting .303/.353/.344 and driving in 21 RBI . After getting the ‘no doubles’ monkey off his back last week he has collected 5 in his past 10 games. Hague continues to struggle against LHP with a .161/.250/.226 versus .352/.390/.385 against RHP. In 39AB, Matt has hit .410/.435/.410 and 20 RBI with runners in scoring position.

Gigantes del Cibao

INF Jonathan Diaz is hitting .138/.324/.138 with no HR and 2RBI in his last 10 games. Overall, Diaz is hitting .248/.394/.317 with 2HR and 12RBI in 34GP. Diaz’ bats been clutch with .308/.441/.346 and 8 RBI with runners in scoring position.

Aguilas Cibaenas

3B Andy Fermin hasn’t played since November 19th.

RHP Liam Hendriks has not started since November 28th. In his 6 starts, Liam has a record of 4-1, 1.62ERA with 32 strikeouts in 33.1IP.

RHP Bobby Korecky has dominated in DR with a record of 0-0, 0.00ERA in 10 innings with one BB and 8K. Korecky is holding opponents to a .118 batting average and has been especially tough against RHB with a .059 BA.

INF Emilio Guerrero has not played since October 22nd.

Leones del Escogido

OF Brad Glenn has played 19 games and is hitting .221/.259/.286 with 8RBI and 2 stolen bases. He’s been dreadful in the past 10 games with a .063/.063/.156  triple slash.

RP Ryan Tepera has not made an appearance since November 7th.

RP Jimmy Cordero has made 7 appearances and has a record of 0-0, 1.35 ERA in 6.2IP. Jimmy a GO/AO ratio of 1.00 and has held opponents to a .182 batting average. Cordero has been very tough against LHB with a 0.00ERA and holding them to a .125 BA.

Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente

Cangrejeros de Santurce

C A.J. Jimenez is hitting .348/.400/.478 with 10 RBI in 22GP. Over his past 10 games he has hit .314/.368/.429 while showing good plate discipline (3BB/5K). Jimenez is hitting .563 with RISP while showing why he is considered a solid defensive catcher.

2B Dickie Joe Thon is hitting .167/.259/.167 in 11 games with 12 strike outs and 3 walks.