Royals Caribbean Report (1/4)


It’s a new year and it is 1 degree above zero in balmy Kansas City as I write this.  There is a solid 2-inch layer of ice and snowpack on the lower third of my driveway, after shoveling, and we have more snow on the way later this week.  I can’t think of a better thing to do than check in on the Royals in the Caribbean.

Unfortunately the Dominican, Mexican, and Venezeulan Winter Leagues have wrapped up their regular seasons and their playoffs are under way.  Only the Puerto Rico Winter League is still in action, and I haven’t come up with an efficient way to track the performance of the Royals’ players during the playoffs.  So I don’t know how much of the playoffs I will wind up tracking.

Puerto Rico Winter League:

  • RHP-Mario Santiago (24) [Carolina]  9 G, 39.1 IP, 41 H, 6 BB, 27 SO
  • 2B-Irving Falu (26) [Mayaguez]  28 G, 98 AB, 0.306/.364/.367, 17 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 7 RBI, 9 BB, 11 SO, 5 SB
  • C-Fernando Cruz (19) [Ponce]  2 G, 4 AB, 0.000/.000/.000, 1 SO
  • SS-Mike Aviles (28) [Ponce]  No Stats
  • 2B-Fernando Garcia (21) [Arecibo]  2 G, 0 AB
  • OF-Alex Llanos (19) [Arecibo]  5 G, 3 AB, 0.333/.333/.667, 3 R, 2 SO

Llanos appeared in 1 game and scored a run since the last update, but did not get an AB. 

Mario Santiago made one start and one bullpen appearance since last week’s update.  In his start, he went 7.0 innings while allowing 4 hits, 1 unearned run, 1 walk, and 5 strike outs.  His relief appearance was a hitless inning with one walk and one strike out.

I’m hoping to get another post up tonight about a player or two that is still available on the open market.  However, I’m exhausted, I’ve been dealing with a cold for over a week, and my wife just subjected me to The Bachelor on TV.  All those things may force me to end my night with an “early” bedtime.

(Wally Fish is the lead blogger for Kings of Kauffman and FanSided’s MLB Director.  Subscribe to his RSS feed and add him on Twitter to follow him daily.)

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  • ty

    Hey Wally, I posted a blog back in October about the possibility of the Royals signing Adam Frost from the independents. He did sign that next day.

  • Wally Fish

    Hey Ty,
    I was in the camp that they should take a look at Adam Frost once I read about him in BA’s Independent League write up they did back in October.

    I made a quick mention of the fact that he did sign in early November when his name showed up in BA’s weekly transaction report.

    I’m glad the team is looking for talent in the Indy leagues as well as in other places. Unfortunately Dayton continues to completely whiff with his moves at the ML level.

    If you have a chance, drop a comment here with the URL to your post so everyone can check it out.