The other day we looked at hitters playing in the Caribbean so today we’ll check on the pitchers. It’s not a long or thrilling list.
Domingo Tapia (Gigantes del Cibao): 2 G, 2 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 1 K
Looks like the control problems that plagued Tapia all season followed him south this winter as he’s walked two batters in each of his first two appearances.
Armando Rodriguez (Leones del Escogido): 5 G, 0 GS, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 HBP, 1 BB, 9 K
I believe Rodriguez, who is off the Mets’ 40-man roster can become a 6-year minor league free agent this year. So in essence, he’s auditioning for all 30 teams to find one willing to sign him to a nice raise and perhaps a 40-man spot.
Miller Diaz (Leones del Caracas): 5 G, 0 GS, 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 SV/Opp
A starter for Brooklyn in 2013 where he struck out 31% of opposing hitters, the hard-throwing 21-year-old Diaz should be ticketed for Savannah to start 2014.
Justin Hampson (Tigres de Aragua): 6 G, 0 GS, 2.08 ERA, 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Marcos Camarena (Tomateros de Culiacuan): 5 G, 0 GS, 7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Octavio Acosta (Algondoneros de Guasave): 2 G, 1 IP, 1 H
Acosta, at age 23, struck out over a batter an inning in the GCL and almost a batter an inning in two starts in the FSL.