Winter Leagues: Another Big Day From Elvis Escobar; Marte is Still Struggling at the Plate

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar broke a 2-for-23 slump on Saturday night when he went 4-for-4, then backed that up with a 3-for-4 night on Sunday. He hit two doubles on Sunday, giving him six for the winter. Escobar is now hitting .288/.331/.348 through 38 games.

Jose Osuna had the weekend off so he could go home to attend to some family affairs. He is expected to rejoin his team on Tuesday after a scheduled off day today.

Still no word on Elias Diaz and when he could start playing. His team was hoping he would be playing by this past weekend. The Pirates put him on the Extreme Fatigue list before the season, which usually keeps players out until December 1st, when they can return with permission from their Major League club. It’s possible that the Pirates decided to keep him out until that point, but he is expected to play this winter.

In the Dominican, Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. He is hitting .197/.247/.324 in 19 games, with 21 strikeouts.

Anderson Feliz went 0-for-4, dropping him down to a .254 average through 23 games. He picked up an outfield assist for the second straight night.

Jung-Ho Kang was left off the daily roster for the second straight day. His stay in the Dominican was scheduled to last until December 21st, so that would leave him with a maximum of 17 games left. He may have played himself off of the roster at this point.

On Saturday night in Colombia, Francisco Acuna went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. Through 16 games, he is hitting .250/.379/.333 and has reached base safely in 15 of those games.

In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, driving in the go-ahead run in his team’s 2-1 victory. On Saturday, he hit a two-run double that gave his team a 4-3 lead and eventual win. Munoz is hitting .261/.359/.361 in 37 games.

  • Great player ruined by alcohol, I guess. Sayonara, Jung Ho..


  • The Fan reported this morning that Kang apparently has been sent packing.

    • Yeah, this article was written up last night, but early in the morning Jeeho Yoo, who breaks a lot of the stories from Asia, reported that he was released