Catcher Orlando Mercado had a 1.314 OPS this week while playing in his native Puerto Rico.
In the Arizona Fall League, outfielder Cory Harrilchak was 4-14 this week with 3 walks for the Phoneix Desert Dogs. Infielder Tyler Pastornicky was 1-3 with a walk in the lone game he played in. Righthander Cory Gearrin allowed 1 run in 2 innings, striking out 4, in his only appearance of the week. righty Benino Pruneda was rocked in his lone relief apparance, allowing 4 run while only recording 1 out.
Down in the Mexican Winter League, outfielder Matt Young cooled off a bit for Navojoa, going 5-23 with 2 RBI and 6 walks. Tim Gustafson had his best appearance for Navojoa, allowing 1 run over 3.2 relief innings, striking out 3 while walking 5. In 6 games for Obregon, first baseman Barbaro Canizares went 6-24 with a double, 2 homers, 8 RBI, and 4 walks.
Infielder Luis Bolivar had a nice week for Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League, going 5-13 with 2 doubles and a stolen base. Catcher JC Boscan went 1-4 with a walk in 2 games for Margita. Lefty Luis Avilan made 2 relief appearances for Lara, tossing 2 scoreless innings.
Righty Jairo Asencio, formerly known as Luis Valdez, continued to pitch well for Este in the Dominican Winter League, allowing 1 run over 3.1 innings in 3 appearances, picking up 1 save. Teammate Mauro Gomez had a great week also, as the first baseman went 7-24 with 2 RBI, while Wilkin Ramirez was just 1-8. Infielder Diory Hernandez was 7-19 with 2 homers and 4 RBI for Escogido.
In the Puerto Rican Winter League, catcher Orlando Mercado was 3-7 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, and 3 walks. Lefty Steve Kent had another solid start in the Australian Winter League, tossing 2 scoreless innings for Canberra. Catcher Matt Kennelly debuted with Perth, going 1-12 in his first 4 games with the team.