With only three makeup games going on in the Dominican Winter League and all of the other leagues off on Monday, I have no player updates for you today. Instead, I put together a 25-man roster of DWL prospects because I really enjoy organizing things into 25-man rosters whenever possible.
So many top prospects are playing in the DWL, so it wasn't that difficult. Only three starting pitchers that I added to the back of the bullpen haven't pitched but are on rosters. There were about 10 really good position player prospects that didn't make the cut. Current DWL stats are listed along with their projected starting level in 2013.
1 2B Alen Hanson, Pirates (Este-DWL): 0-for-5, BB, K, SB. 2013 projection: Hi-A
2 SS Jurickson Profar, Rangers (Licey-DWL): .590 OPS, HR, 2B, 4 BB, 4 K 2013 projection: Triple-A
3 LF Oscar Taveras, Cardinals (Cibaenas-DWL): .953 OPS, 4 HR, 4 2B, 10 BB, 13 K, 4 SB 2013 projection: Triple-A
4 RF Rymer Liriano, Padres (Licey-DWL): 1-for-14, BB, 3 K 2013 projection: Double-A
5 1B Mike Olt, Rangers (Licey-DWL): .814 OPS, 2 HR, 4 2B, 12 BB, 17 K 2013 projection: MLB
6 CF Starling Marte, Pirates (Escogido-DWL): .856 OPS, 2 HR, 3 2B, 3B, 11 BB, 17 K, 7 SB 2013 projection: Triple-A
7 C Gary Sanchez, Yankees (Escogido-DWL): .733 OPS, HR, 2B, 2 BB, 6 K 2013 projection: Hi-A
8 3B Miguel Sano, Twins (Este-DWL): .900 OPS, 2 HR, 6 BB, 5 K, SB 2013 projection: Hi-A
C Christian Bethancourt, Braves (Licey-DWL): .652 OPS, 3 2B, BB, 2 K, SB 2013 projection: Double-A
IF Junior Lake, Cubs (Oriente-DWL): .856 OPS, 2 HR, 7 2B, 9 BB, 31 K, 7 SB 2013 projection: Triple-A
IF Jose Ramirez, Indians (Este-DWL): .860 OPS, 3 2B, 3B,14 BB, 9 K, 5 SB 2013 projection: Hi-A
OF Marcell Ozuna, Marlins (Cibao-DWL): .807 OPS, 8 HR, 9 2B, 9 BB, 333K, 2 SB 2013 projection: Double-A
OF Gregory Polanco, Pirates (Escogido-DWL): .467 OPS, 2 2B, 0 BB, 9 K, SB 2013 projection: Hi-A
1 RHP Julio Teheran, Braves (Licey-DWL): 7.07 ERA, 14 IP, 22 H, 5 BB, 9 K 2013 projection: Triple-A
2 RHP Jenrry Mejia, Mets (Licey-DWL): 2.05 ERA, 22 IP, 15 H, 6 BB, 17 K 2013 projection: Triple-A
3 LHP Enny Romero, Rays (Escogido-DWL): 3.12 ERA, 8.2 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 6 K 2013 projection: Double-A
4 RHP Danny Salazar, Indians (Licey-DWL): 3.86 ERA, 14 IP, 12 H, 4 BB, 17 K 2013 projection: Double-A
5 RHP Daniel Corcino, Reds (Escogido-DWL): 5.14 ERA, 7 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 4 K 2013 projection: Triple-A
CL RHP Arquimedes Caminero, Marlins (Este-DWL): 0.73 ERA, 12.1 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 10 K 2013 projection: Triple-A
SU RHP Lisalverto Bonilla, Phillies (Escogido-DWL): 8.18 ERA, 11 IP, 16 H, 5 BB, 13 K 2013 projection: Triple-A
SU RHP Maikel Cleto, Cardinals (Licey-DWL): 1.13 ERA, 8 IP, 4 H, 5 BB, 5 K 2013 projection: Triple-A
MID RHP Jose A. Ramirez, Yankees (Cibao-DWL): 3.38 ERA, 10.2 IP, 8 H, 8 BB, 9 K 2013 projection: Double-A
MID RHP Jeurys Familia, Mets (Cibao-DWL): 2013 projection: Triple-A
MID RHP Domingo Tapia, Mets (Cibao-DWL): 2013 projection: Hi-A
LR RHP Adrian Salcedo, Twins (Cibao-DWL): 2013 projection: Hi-A
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Also, could you see Junior Lake possibly filling the Cubs need at 3B at some point next year?
I think my Marte projection has easily been the most questioned this offseason. My thought is that you have Tabata, Snyder, and Marte currently fighting for 2 spots and I still think the Bucs can fill one of those spots via free agency or trade. Tabata is signed long-term and has had some success at the big league level so I'd give him the edge for now. Snyder still has some upside and I think he needs to play regularly to find out if he's going to reach his potential. In Marte's case, I think he was rushed and still probably needs a few months of regular at-bats in Triple-A. The power and speed is intriguing and I think he's going to be a very good player, but 8 BB/50 K in the majors and similar rates in the minors is concerning.