Yankees Winter League updates

These updates courtesy of the Yankees:

— INF Reegie Corona is hitting .324 (44-for-136) with 17 doubles, 2HR and 17RBI in 43G with the Navegantes del Magallanes of the VWL…ranks first in the league in doubles and leads all Yankees winter league hitters with 27BB.

— RHP Josh Schmidt, with the Aguilas del Zulia of the VWL, is 2-5 with a 3.65 ERA (28ER, 69.0IP) in 15G (12GS)…ranks first in the league with 63K, is tied for second in innings pitched and ranks fourth in WHIP (1.22)…is the only VWL pitcher to have recorded a complete game this season with his 7.0-inning, 10K shutout of the Cardenales de Lara on 11/24 (1H, 3BB).

— INF Juan Miranda finished the regular season batting .409 (18-for-44) with 5 doubles, 2HR and 11RBI in 13G with the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League.

— OF Jamie Hoffmann batted .235 (16-for-68) with 5 doubles and 5RBI in 21G with the DWL’s Leones del Escogido…hit safely in 10 of his last 14 games.

— INF Brandon Laird was named to the 2009 Arizona Fall League Top Prospects team…hit .333 (30-for-90) with 15 extra-base hits (9 doubles, 6HR) and 24RBI in 22G with the Surprise Rafters…finished tied for second in the league in HR, tied for third in both doubles and extra-base hits and ranked fifth in RBI…was the league’s week one Co-Player of the Week.

— OF Colin Curtis, also with Surprise, batted .397 (31-for-78) with 5HR and 18RBI…finished the season as the league leader in slugging percentage (.731) and ranked second in both on-base percentage (.472) and batting average…hit safely in 17 of his 20 games played.


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By Jeff Passan


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