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January 9, 2014

Minor League Update

International Winter League Games of January 8

by Jeff Moore


The Good

  • Zoilo Almonte, LF, Yankees (Aguilas Cibaenas, DWL): 2-4, K. Almonte had a decent minor-league season followed up by struggles at the major-league level. He’s hit well this winter but his hit tool is below average for an everyday outfielder.
  • Leury Garcia, UTIL, White Sox (Gigantes del Cibao, DWL): 1-4, 2 R, HR, K. Garcia connected on a rare home run on Wednesday while playing right field, a position that can only help his versatility. His ability to play a number of positions, including premium positions like shortstop, second base, and center field, will account for the bulk of his value to his new team.
  • Anthony Garcia, RF, Cardinals (Gigantes del Cibao, DWL): 2-4, K. Garcia backed up a strong performance on Tuesday with another multi-hit game on Wednesday. After his struggles in 2013, it’s interesting to see Garcia hit for average.

The Bad

  • Daniel Corcino, RHP, Reds (Leones del Escogido, DWL): 2/3 IP, H, R, BB. Corcino has had a great winter for the Leones pitching in relief, but he’s run into some trouble in the playoffs. After a rough 2013 season in Triple-A and having had succes

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