Pinstriped Performances: Abreu Makes Winter League Debut


New York Yankees pitching prospect Albert Abreu made his winter league debut for Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League this past week.  He is just one of many Yankees minor leaguers who are playing for teams throughout the various offseason leagues in Arizona, the Dominican Republic, and in Venezuela.

Dominican Winter League (Liga de Beisbol Dominicano)

  • Albert Abreu took the loss in his first start on 10/27/2018 for Tigres Del Licey, allowing 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings of work.
  • Wilkin Castillo is batting .143/.143/.143 in 5 games for Leones del Escogido with only 2 hits
  • Nestor Cortes has a 1.10 ERA in 3 games for Estrellas Orientales.
    • On October 19 he struck out 8 batters in 7 innings against Leones del Escogido
    • He has only allowed 2 runs in 16 1/3 innings of work, and they came in his first game on October 14.
    • In total, he has struck out 22 batters, and opposing batters are hitting only .107 against him.
  • Carlos Espinal is pitching for Leones del Escogido and has a 7.36 ERA in 3 games of relief
    • He has thrown 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 earned runs and struck out 2 batters
  • Raynel Espinal has 2 relief appearances for Gigantes del Cibao and has not allowed a run
    • In 3 innings pitched he has struck out 3 batters, walked 1 and allowed 2 hits
  • Adonis Rosa is also pitching out of the bullpen for Gigantes del Cibao and in 2 games has allowed just 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 1 batter.
    • His first outing came against Tigres Del Licey on October 19 where he allowed 2 hits and a walk in 3 innings pitched.

Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana del Pacifico)

  • Ryan McBroom is the lone Yankee in the Mexican Winter League and is hitting .261 in 13 games for Tomateros de Cuiacan with 9 RBIs and 4 doubles

Venezuelan Winter League (Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional)

  • Angel Aguilar is hitting .438/.438/.563 in 7 games for Aguilas del Zulia
    • He has 2 doubles and 3 RBIs but has not walked yet and stole 1 base
    • He has had 3 multi-hit games with 2 hits on October 14, October 19, and October 26
  • Anderson Munoz has appeared in 2 games for Aguias del Zulia
    • He allowed 3 runs in his first game on October 17 but did not record an out. That game he walked 2 and allowed 1 hit.
    • On October 23 he officially recorded his first 2 innings of work allowing just a hit and striking out 1 batter.
  • Daniel Alvarez has made 3 relief appearances for Cardenales de Lara throwing 2 2/3 innings.
    • He has struck out 5 batters and walked 3, allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs
  • Francisco Diaz has played in 9 games for Cardenales de Lara and is hitting .310/.412/.310
    • He has 9 hits, 2 RBIs and 5 walks
  • Wilkerman Garcia is hitting .417/.462/.667 in 5 games for Navegantes del Magallanes
    • He has 1 home run, 4 RBIs and 1 walk

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup

The under 23 Baseball World Cup is taking place in Colombia this year and several Yankees prospects are participating.

  • Reiver Sanmartin has started 2 games for the Colombia team and has allowed just 1 earned run in 11 innings pitched with 10 strikeouts.
  • Outfielder Brayan Emery is hitting .500/.692/.875 in 3 games, 8 at-bats, with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs