Todd Redmond earned himself some more hardware with Team USA, Joey Terdoslavich stayed hot in the AFL, and Diory Hernandez went on a hot streak in the Dominican Winter League this week in Atlanta Braves Winter League action.
After picking up a bronze medal in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, Todd Redmond picked up a silver medal in the Pan-Am Games, as USA lost 2-1 to Canada in the gold medal game on Tuesday. Redmond the game that put the USA in the gold medal game, in which they beat Cuba 12-10, pitching 4 innings, allowing 4 earned runs, 8 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 3. That was his only start in the Pan-Am games, bringing his total stats with Team USA this year to a 5.23 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, 24 hits, 5 walks, 13 strikeouts, and 2 medals over 20.2 innings in 4 starts.
In the Arizona Fall League, Joey Terdoslavich stayed hot for the Surprise Saguaros, going 5-11 with a triple, a homer, and 3 RBI in 3 games played, upping his total stats to a .462 average, a 1.230 OPS, 3 doubles, 2 triples, a homer, and 7 RBI in 39 at bats. Christian Bethancourt cooled off, going 2-11 with a double, dropping his stats to a still impressive .333 average, .824 OPS, 2 doubles, 1 homer, 5 RBI, and 3 stolen bases in 36 at bats. Todd Cunningham was 3-11 with 3 RBI this week, putting him at a .324 average, .810 OPS, 2 doubles, 10 RBI, and 2 stolen bases in 34 at bats. Sean Gilmartin made 1 start this week, allowing 1 earned run over 5 innings, walking 1 and striking out 4. In 16 innings over 4 starts the 21 year old left has a 3.38 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts. JJ Hoover only made 1 relief appearance this week and it did not go well, as he allowed 3 earned runs while only recording 2 outs. His total stats in the AFL aren't pretty either, with a 10.13 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP in 5.1 innings over 6 appearances. Billy Bullock allowed 1 earned run in 1.2 innings in his lone appearance, giving him a 11.12 ERA, a 2.12 WHIP and 6 strikeouts in 5.2 innings over 5 games. Erik Cordier did not appear in a game this week.
We'll update you on the Latin leagues after the break:
In the Dominican Winter League, Diory Hernandez had a great week for Leones del Escogido, going 7-18 with a double and 4 RBI, giving him a .357 average, a .866 OPS, 2 doubles, and 4 RBI in 28 at bats. Teammate Fernando de los Santos hit an RBI double in his lone plate appearance, his first on the season. Wilkin Castillo was 4-12 in 3 games for Escogido, giving him a .278 average and a .760 OPS in 18 at bats. Mauro Gomez is struggling for Toros del Este, going 3-14 with 5 strikeouts, hitting .167 with a .500 OPS in 24 at bats. Wilkin Ramirez went 2-7 with 2 RBI and 3 walks for Este, giving him a .286 average, a .412 OBP, and a .697 OPS in 14 at bats. Teammate Jose Constanza didn't appear in a game this week. Jairo Asencio struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings for Este this week, giving him 4 scoreless innings over 4 appearances, including 1 save and 5 strikeouts. Teammate Yohan Flande allowed 2 earned runs over 2.1 innings in 2 appearances, giving him a 4.91 ERA and a 2.18 WHIP in 3.2 innings. Jose Lugo has been Este's situational lefty, recording 1 out over 2 appearances this week, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings over 4 total appearances. Donlel Linares was 0-2 in his first and only game with Estrellas de Oriente. Jaye Chapman didn't make an appearance for Aguilas Cibaenas this week.
In the Venezuelan Winter League, Ernesto Mejia had a hit in all 5 games he played in for Aguilas de Zulia, going 5-19 with 2 RBI. The 26 year old first baseman has a 2.68 average, a 801 OPS, 4 doubles, a homer, and 6 RBI in 41 at bats. Luis Avilan made 1 start for Cardenales de Lara, tossing 6 shutout innings, giving him 11.2 shutout innings over 2 starts this season. Matt Young did not appear in a game this week for Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Winter League.