Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Continues to Put Up Strong Numbers in Venezuela

From Venezuela on Sunday, Jose Osuna went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, his 12th RBI and a run scored. He played right field for the ninth straight game and threw out a runner at home to end the seventh inning. That throw kept his team ahead 2-1 at the time and they would eventually win 3-2. Osuna is hitting .358/.424/.547 through 14 games.

From Puerto Rico, Rodolfo Castro started at third base for the second straight game, after playing second base in his first three games this winter. He has had an issue with strikeouts and it continued on Sunday, as he went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts. He is now 5-for-21, with five singles, one walk and 12 strikeouts. The strikeouts are obviously very bad, but he is a 19-year-old who played in Low-A this season, now playing in a league where the level of play is equal to Triple-A. So it’s obviously a jump in talent for a young player, but he needs to start hitting better soon if he expects to stay in the lineup.

From Australia, Robbie Glendinning wrapped up his third week of action by starting his 12th straight game at third base. He went 1-for-5 with a single. He is batting .295/.365/.523, with four doubles, two homers and a 6:17 BB/SO ratio.

From Colombia, Edgar Barrios went 1-for-5 with a single in his team’s 8-6 win. He is hitting .221/.344/.221 through 31 games.

Carlos Arroyo went 1-for-5 with his third triple. He scored a run and picked up an RBI. He is hitting .190/.271/.302 through 21 games.

There will be a short hiatus in winter league articles. Action in Australia doesn’t start again until Friday for Glendinning’s team. The Dominican league returns on Thursday. Venezuela is back on Wednesday, as is Puerto Rico and Colombia. So there probably won’t be another Winter Leagues article until Friday morning, possibly Thursday.

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