Just one game on Monday night around all of winter ball, so we are going to go a little in depth about a prospect from Colombia.

In the only game on Monday, Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with his third double and two stolen bases. He now has five steals this winter in five attempts. Marte is hitting .233/.293/.378 through 24 games and has reached base safely eight times in his last three games.

On Sunday in Colombia, Francisco Acuna went 2-for-3 with a double, a hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice bunt. Through 22 games, the 17-year-old shortstop is hitting .254/.390/.343, with four doubles, a triple and 11 walks.

Acuna played winter ball in Colombia last year before he played his first game as a pro. At 16 years old, he was playing around much more experienced players, yet he was holding ...

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