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Atlanta Braves Weekly Winter League Wrap: 10/27-11/2

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At this point, even Barbaro Canizares is impressed with how good of a hitter he is.
At this point, even Barbaro Canizares is impressed with how good of a hitter he is.

Outfielder Cory Harrilchak continued to stay hot out in the Arizona Fall League, going 4-13 with 2 homers and 4 RBI this week. Both homers came in one game where he went 3-3 with 2 walks. In 50 at bats for the Phoenix Desert Dogs he's hit .360 with a 1.048 OPS. Teammate Tyler Pastornicky didn't fare quite as well, going 2-13 in 3 games. Overal he's hitting .282 with a .659 OPS in 39 at bats. Right handed reliever Benino Pruneda replaced Kyle Cofield on the Phoenix roster and gave up 2 runs in 2.1 innings over 2 appearances, striking out 3 and walking 2. Cory Gearrin continued to dominate in the desert, tossing 2.1 more scoreless innings over 2 apperances. In 10.1 innings over 6 apperances he has yet to allow a run, giving up just 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7.

In the Mexican Winter League, Matt Young cooled off a little, going 6-24 with a double and 2 walks in 6 games for Navojoa. Teammate Tim Gustafson made 2 starts this week, losing both while giving up 9 earned runs over 10.1 innings. He allowed 16 hits and 4 walks, striking out 8. Jason Lowey made 3 relief appearances for Navojoa, allowing 5 earned runs over 4 innings. First baseman Barbaro Canizares pounded out the hits for Obregon, going 8-22, with a double, a homer, 5 RBI, and 5 walks.

In Venezuela, lefty reliever Luis Avilan had a rough week with Lara, allowing 4 runs over just 0.2 innings in 2 apprances. Catcher JC Boscan had a nice debut with Margita, going 2-4 in the lone game he played. Infielder Luis Bolivar was 3-11 in 4 games for Zulia.

In the Dominican Winter League, Jairo Asencio (formerly Luis Valdez) threw in 4 games for Este, allowing 4 runs in 4.2 innings, giving up 9 hits in the process. Teammate Mauro Gomez was 4-19, with a homer, 4 RBI, and 4 walks. In 7 games for Escogido, Diory Hernandez has gone 11-27 with 2 RBI. In 3 apperances for Cibao, lefty Mariano Gomez allowed 2 earned runs in 1 inning.

While playing for Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League, catcher Orlando Mercado collected a hit in all 3 games he played in, going 4-10 with 2 doubles and and RBI.