Yankees Winter League highlights
Here are some quick updates on Yankees players currently active in winter leagues (statistics current as of Thursday):
IF Jorge Vazquez is batting .320 (24-for-75) in 19 games for the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League. He is tied for first in the league with six homers and ranks second with 21 RBIs. He has hit safely in nine consecutive games and is batting .423 (11-for-26) with runners in scoring position.
IF Ronnier Mustelier is batting .390 (16-for-41) with two homers and five RBIs in 10 games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. He has hit safely in seven consecutive games.
RHP Chase Whitley has posted a 2.13 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League, allowing three earned runs in 12 2/3 innings with three walks and 11 strikeouts.
RHP Hector Noesi is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League. He started and earned the win in his last start on Oct. 29 at the Gigantes del Cibao, allowing an unearned run and four hits in six innings (one walk, five strikeouts).
RHP Preston Claiborne is 0-1 with a 1.00 ERA in nine games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. He has not allowed a run in eight consecutive relief appearances (8.0 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 K).
IF Ramiro Pena has appeared in one game for the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League, going 1-for-4 with a double.
Downloadable PDF courtesy of the Yankees: Minor League Report – Winter Leagues – 11.3.11