Winter Leagues: Polanco Leads Team to Win Over Contreras

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI in his team’s 5-1 win. Both the walk and single came off Jose Contreras, who walked and got a fly ball out from Polanco last time they faced each other a month ago. Polanco is hitting .328 in 18 games, with 15 runs scored, 15 RBI’s and 14 walks. He ranks second in the DWL with a 1.041 OPS.

Matt Hague played for the first time in six days and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He is now hitting .280 with two homers and seven RBI’s in 50 AB’s over 13 games.

In Puerto Rico, Ivan De Jesus Jr went 0-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and a stolen base. He had some trouble in the field, making his first two errors of the season.

In Mexico, Ali Solis went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. He falls just short in plate appearances for qualifying for league leaders, but his .879 OPS would place him eighth in the Mexican League if he did qualify. That’s a huge improvement over last Winter when he had a .469 OPS in 30 games.

Andrew Lambo will join his Cardenales de Lara team in Venezuela later this week. The same team has also added Elvis Escobar to the roster. The 19-year-old Escobar hit .268 with 23 RBI’s in 183 AB’s for Jamestown this season.

In the Colombian League, Harold Ramirez collected two hits in six AB’s. Through four games, he is 4-for-12 with two walks and HBP.

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Great stuff John, any chance we could get a strikeout and walk comparison next time there is totals for Polanco?

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