Pinstriped Performances: Alberto Thriving in Dominican Winter League


It has been a few weeks since we last updated you on how the Yankees players are doing throughout the Caribbean Leagues. In that time, they made some moves and several players opted into free agency.

Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana

Hanser Alberto

  • The Yankees claimed infielder Hanser Alberto off waivers from the Yankees on November 2.
  • The 26-year-old has been playing for Gigantes del Cibao down in the Dominican Republic.
  • In 31 games he leads the league with a .379 batting average with eight doubles and a hhome runwith 15 RBIs.
  • Over his last 10 games, he is hitting .421

Gio Urshela

  • Gio Urshela was re-signed by the Yankees to act as additional infield depth in the upper levels of the system.
  • The 27-year-old is currently playing for Tigres Del Licey where he is hitting .240/.250/.373 in 20 games.

Albert Abreu

  • Abreu joined Tigres del Licey in late October.
  • Since joining Licey he is 0-2 with a 1.50 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched while walking eight batters.
  • His best start came on November 24 where he pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed just one unearned run on a hit and four walks.

Nestor Cortes

  • Cortes is leading the DWL with 45 strikeouts.
  • He has a 2-0 record with a 1.71 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 42 innings of work in eight games.

Carlos Espinal

  • Espinal appeared in six games this winter for Leones del Escogido.
  • He allowed three earned runs in 8 innings of work, striking out just two and walking four batters.
  • He hasn’t allowed an earned run since his second appearance.

Adonis Rosa

  • In eight games with Gigantes del Cibao he has a 0.63 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings pitched.
  • All eight of his appearances have come out of the bullpen.

Raynel Espinal

  • Espinal has appeared in nine games out of the bullpen with Gigantes del Cibao.
  • He has a 2.19 ERA with nine strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings pitched.

Anderson Severino

  • The left-hander made just one appearance this offseason for Leones del Escogido but he did not register an out.
  • He allowed one run on two hits and a walk.

Joe Harvey

  • Harvey was recently made the Yankees 40-man roster and is showing why for Toros del Este.
  • He has made four appearances out of the bullpen for them.
  • He struck out seven batters in 3 2/3 innings allowing just a hit and a walk.

Liga Mexicana del Pacifico

Ryan McBroom

  • Has played in 28 games for Tomateros de Culiacan, hitting .226/.294/.321 with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 16 RBIs.

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional

Angel Aguilar

  • Aguilar is hitting .304/.342/.493 in 25 games for Aguilas del Zulia.
  • He has four doubles and three home runs with 14 RBIs.

Jerry Seitz

  • Seitz is a recent addition to Zulia and is hitting just .111/.182/.111.

Alex Mejias

  • Mejias has made just one appearance for Zulia, allowing a hit and a walk in in an inning of work.

Anderson Munoz

  • The right-hander has a 1.98 ERA in 11 games out of the bullpen for Aguilas del Zulia.
  • He has a 2-0 record with 13 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings of work.

Francisco Diaz

  • Diaz has a .284/.398/.296 slash line in 27 games with Bravos de Margarita.

Wilkerman Garcia

  • In 13 games for Navegantes del Magallanes he has a .282/.300/.410 slash line with two doubles, a home run, and eight RBIs.

Daniel Alvarez

  • Alvarez has been working out of the bullpen for Cardenales de Lara.
  • In nine games he has a 3.18 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings of work.