In the Dominican league playoffs on Tuesday night, Jason Rogers collected three singles, as his team dropped a 2-0 decision. Rogers had half of his team’s hits, which were all singles. He’s 5-for-14 (.357) with five walks in the playoffs. He batted just .194 during ten regular season games, though he did draw ten walks, so the OBP was above league average.
On the other side of the field, Eury Perez went 2-for-4 with two singles. He is batting .368 through five playoff games.
In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 1-for-3 with an RBI, which accounted for the only run in his team’s 8-1 loss. He went 2-for-5 in the playoff opener on Monday.
Elvis Escobar made his playoff debut off the bench, coming in as a pinch-runner in the seventh inning. He played the last two innings on defense in left field and didn’t record a plate appearance. Escobar finished the winter league regular season with a .265/.280/.388 slash line in 48 games.
In Mexico, Carlos Munoz connected on a three-run homer in the fourth inning (video below), though his team still dropped a 6-4 decision in their second playoff game. Munoz hit just two homers in 53 games during the regular season this winter. He went 1-for-4 in this game.
In Colombia, 16-year-old Francisco Acuna continued to impress, going 2-for-4 with his first triple. He is now hitting .303/.410/.424 through his first 12 games.
While Acuna is putting on a show for someone his age, 22-year-old Sandy Santos has struggled in Colombia. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a HBP on Tuesday. He’s now hitting .200/.273/.200 through 11 games. This league is still a little advanced for Santos, despite what the younger Acuna is doing. The level of competition in Colombia would be equal to High-A ball and Santos spent the 2016 season with Morgantown.
In the playoff opener in Puerto Rico, Danny Ortiz went 1-for-6 in his team’s 14-inning victory. He won the batting title in Puerto Rico with a .340 average and also finished first with an .813 OPS, yet he remains a free agent this winter.
Wednesday’s and Thursday’s results will be posted tomorrow morning.