Winter Leagues Week in Review
Francisco Pena had his most productive week
Francisco Pena had his most productive week
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Posted Nov 15, 2009


In this edition of Winter Leagues Week in Review, find out how Ike Davis bounced back at the plate. Who is slumping in Arizona? Who stepped up in the Dominican Winter League? Did Josh Thole keep up his hot pace? Look inside for those answers and more.

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

Ike Davis: 4-for-14, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2B, 3 BB

Davis began the week with back-to-back 2-hit nights including a 4-RBI performance on Wednesday in which he socked his fourth home run of the fall season. He opened the week with a 2-for-4 night with two singles and a run scored on Monday. He went 0-for-6 with a run scored and two walks during games on Thursday and Saturday. He is hitting .319 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 18 games.

Nick Evans: 1-for 8,

Evans appeared in two games during the week and recorded just a single in his outing on Saturday. Overall, he is 5-for-28 in seven games.

Reese Havens: 2-for-5, HR, RBI, 3 R, 4 BB

Havens made the most of his taxi squad performances. He first appeared on Wednesday and went 1-for-4 with two runs with a walk. He was very efficient on Saturday by going 1-for-1 with a solo home run and three walks. Despite playing only twice per week, Havens has struck out just once in his last 14 at-bats.

Ruben Tejada: 1-for-8, HR, RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB

Tejada popped his first home run of the fall league season in a 1-for-2 effort on Thursday. He walked once and scored two runs. On Wednesday Tejada went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base. He began the week with a 0-for-3 effort on Monday. Tejada has one hit in his last 17 at-bats, watching his batting average slip to .245 in (13-for-53) in 15 games.

Jenrry Mejia: Win, 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 2 BB

Mejia picked up the victory despite another rocky start as the Rafters supported the right-hander with seven runs in the bottom of the first. Mejia surrendered two runs in the first three innings before he was tagged for three runs (two earned) in the fourth inning. It was the second straight start in which he has allowed four earned runs. He is now 1-3 with a 11.91 ERA in 11 1/3 innings.

Scott Moviel: 2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, K, BB

In his seventh appearance of the season, the right-hander was touched up for two earned runs, matching his season total to date. Four of his six outs recorded came via groundouts. Overall, Moviel is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts against eight walks.

Josh Stinson: 2 G, 2 1/3 IP, ER, 4 H, K, 4 BB

Stinson pitched himself into trouble on Monday, giving up a hit and two walks in one inning of work but worked out of it without giving up a run. He returned on Thursday and gave up one run on three hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings. It was the first run allowed in five appearances. Overall, Stinson has a 4.82 ERA in 9 1/3 innings.

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Francisco Pena: 2-for-6, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2B, 3B

Pena made the most of his one at-bat last Sunday knocking a 2-RBI triple, doubling his RBI total of his DWL season. He recorded one triple during the Florida State League season. He returned on Tuesday and went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored. In 12 games, he is hitting .179 (7-for-39) with four RBI.

Jordany Valdespin: 0-for-1

Valdespin appeared in just one game last week and recorded an out in his only at-bat.

Tobi Stoner: Win, 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 6 K, 2 BB

Stoner earned his third victory of the season though he had his first shaky performance in the DWL. It was a season-high in runs allowed but the six base runners was right on average for him. It was his second straight start with six strikeouts and two walks. The opposition is hitting .192 off Stoner in 29 innings of work.

PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Brahiam Maldonado: 1-for-1, 2 RBI, 2B

Maldonado entered the game in the 8th inning and hit a clutch go-ahead, 2-RBI double in his first winter league at-bat.

Roy Merritt: 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, K

Merritt’s first winter league action for Indios de Mayaguez was disappointing as he was tagged for three runs.

Jesus Feliciano: 7-for-12, RBI, 4 R, 2 2B, 3 BB

Feliciano came out rolling in his first three winter league starts, recording multi-hit games, one walk and at least one run scored in all three games. He went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one double on Thursday, 2-for-4 with one run scored on Friday and 3-for-4 with one run and a double on Saturday.

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE

Angel Calero: 3 G, 3 2/3 IP, ER, 2 H, 3 K, 3 BB

The left-hander allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and one walk in 2 1/3 innings last Sunday. He tossed 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and one walk on Wednesday followed by 2/3 of an inning with one hit and one walk on Thursday.

Josh Thole: 5-for-13, 3 RBI, 4 R, 2B, 3 BB

Thole appeared in four games last week and raised his average to .410 for the season. On Wednesday, he went 2-for-4 with one double and two runs scored. The next night he went 2-for-3 with one walk. On Friday, he went 0-for-3 with one walk. He closed the week on Saturday with a 1-for-3 effort with three RBI—his most in one game this fall season—and one run scored and one walk. He struck out once in each of his last two games, his first strikeouts in 12 games. He has walked 20 times in 26 games with just seven strikeouts.



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