International Tracker

I’ve been analyzing international transactions during the offseason. The following file gives a look at the most important transactions concerning players who will leave the affiliated baseball to play overseas (principally Japan). The contract of a first-year foreign player in Japan is around $500K ($200-300K in Korea). So, most of the players will get well above …


Dominican Republic wins Carribean title

Margarita (Venezuela) – The Escogido Leones (5-1) beat 7-4 the Caracas Leones (1-5) and claimed the Carribean Series title for the 3rd time in club history and for the 18th time for the Dominican Republic. Escogido won the last Carribean championship in 2000 in Miami. The Mayaguez Indios (4-2) beat Hermosillo Naranjeros (2-4) 8-2 finishing …


Hermosillo wins Mexican Pacific title

After a pitching duel between Juan Delgadillo (the winning pitcher) and Walter Silva, Hermosillo beat Mazatlan 1-0 claiming the Mexican Pacific winter league crown winning the series 4-3. The deciding run was scored by Chris Roberson (triple) on a Vinny Castilla sac fly in the first inning. The Naranjeros will represent Mexico in the upcoming …


Mayaguez wins title in Puerto Rico

Mayaguez is the Puerto Rican champion for the 2009/2010 season after defeating Caguas 8-6 and winning the series 4-1. Blue Jays’ Randy Ruiz was the key piece of the champions’ lineup. The Indios will represent Puerto Rico in the Carribean Series (Margarita – Venezuela, Feb. 2-7). For the regular season Standings and Stats click here.

Caracas wins title in Venezuela

Caracas Leones are the Venezuelan champions, for a record 17th time, after a very tight series vs. Magallanes Navegantes they won 4-3. Leones roster includes Mariners 2B Jose Lopez and other players with big league experience like Greg Blanco (the MVP of the series), Jesus Guzman, Carlos Maldonado, Luis Maza, Rene Reyes and Gustavo Chacin. Caracas …


Scouting The Baseball World Cup

Team USA won the IBAF World Championship for the second straight edition, showing dominance over the declining powerhouse Cuba. USA beat Cuba 10-5 in the final game. Here is a scouting report on players not so much known but deserving a look from affiliated baseball. Players to keep an eye on.doc   World Baseball Cup …