Blue Jays AFL, ABL, and Winter League Update: 11/04/15

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Mar 11, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dominican League

Aguilas Cibaenas

Andy Fermin

Fermin continues to be used in a reserve role, collecting one at-bat between October 21st and October 28th. He has one hit in 4 at-bats.

Bobby Korecky

The veteran relief pitcher has a 0.00 ERA after pitching 6.1 IP in 7 appearances. Korecky doesn’t have a record but he does have one walk and 8 K’s  while holding opponents to a .053 BA.

Gigantes del Cibao

Richard Urena

Urena continues to struggle in the Liga de Beisbol Dominicano with .179 batting average over 8 games. It’ll only take one or two good games to get him back on top of things, but he continues to lack any plate discipline with zero walks and 7 strike outs. He does have a double and triple as two of his 5 hits.

Leones del Escogido

Melky Mesa

Mesa is hitting a lowly .158 with zero hits in his last 3 games.

Dalton Pompey

Pompey has joined his Fisher Cats/Bisons teammate, Melky Mesa, with the Leones del Escogido on October 30th. Pompey is 1-for-7 in his 2 games, sporting a .143 batting average and one strike out.


Naranjeros de Hermosillo

Jorge Flores

In 20 games, Flores is hitting .268/.369/.304 with a .673 OPS. In the past week, Flores has 3 hits, all singles, 2 walks, 5 strike outs in 5 games. Flores is only hitting .222 over his last 10 games.

Tomateros de Culiacan

Francisco Rios

Rios has seen his ERA drop from 8.71 to 6.43 over his past 4IP. The RHP has lost his starting job and is now coming out of the bullpen, allowing one run in 7IP of relief. Rios has a 2-1 record and 7 BB and 7 K.


Tigres de Aragua

Austin Bibens-Dirkx

In 5 starts, the RHP is 2-2 with a 1.93ERA. Austin was touched up for 2 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings in his last start. Bibens-Dirkx has 10 strike outs and one walk over his last two starts (12IP).

Navegantes del Magallanes

Miguel Burgos

The 2015 draft pick allowed one run, one walk, and struck out one in just 0.1IP. The 5’9″ LHP is sporting a 27.00ERA. Has not made an appearance since Oct 8th.

Tiburones de La Guaira

Gregory Infante

The hard throwing Infante has 5 saves in 7 appearances. Infante has only allowed one run so far this off-season, posting a 0-0 record, 1.29 ERA with 2 walks and 5 K’s.

Bravos de Margarita

Casey Lawrence

Lawrence got a ND in his last start (October 28th) going 5.2IP, allowing 4 runs (2ER) on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking none. Casey Lawrence remains winless with a 3.26 ERA and 2 losses.

Cardenales de Lara

Michael Lee

1-1, 6.00 ERA in 4 starts. Lee picked up the win in his October 26th start, going 6IP, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 5.

Caribes de Anzoategui

Jonathan Torres

The tough LHP continues to roll with a 0-0 record and 4.15 ERA while being used primarily against LHB. Torres had a rough outing on October 24th allowing a run on 2 hits and not registering an out. Since then he has made two appearances, pitching 1.2IP of scoreless relief.

Puerto Rico

AKA- Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente

Cangrejeros de Santurce

A.J. Jimenez

The one injury-prone catcher is hitting .200 over two games with the Crabbers.

Gigantes de Carolina

Jose Espada

The promising 2015 draft pick allowed 2 runs (0ER) on one hit in 0.1IP in his only action which came on October 30th.

Chris Smith

Smith has a 0-1 record with a 3.00ERA in 2 RP appearances. Smith walked 2 and struck out 3 with allowing a home run in his first appearance.