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Winter League Report, February 4
02/04/2013 1:52 PM ET
Casey Coleman was one of 22 non-roster players invited to spring training by the Cubs.
Casey Coleman was one of 22 non-roster players invited to spring training by the Cubs. (Chris Donahue)

I-CUBS WINTER LEAGUE UPDATE
February 4, 2013

Baseball season is just around the corner with the Chicago Cubs' pitchers and catchers set to report to camp in Mesa, Arizona on February 12. Winter ball is nearly complete as the Caribbean Series is now underway in Mexico. Only a few former I-Cubs remain in action. Get caught up on the latest in this week's report.

TRANSACTIONS:
The Chicago Cubs released a list of 22 non-roster players that have been invited to major league spring training. We've mentioned most of them in past reports, but there were a few new names that weren't on our previous list including: RH Casey Coleman (2010-12 in Iowa), RH Nick Struck (2011), RH Barret Loux, C Michael Brenly, C Rafael Lopez, and IF Javier Baez. Coleman, Struck, and Loux are all candidates for a sport in Iowa's starting rotation if they don't land a spot on the big league roster.

In alumni news, IF Ronny Cedeno (2004-05, '07) signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Los Angeles Angels signed RH Robert Coello (2011) and the New York Mets signed OF Marlon Byrd (rehab in 2011) to minor league contracts. Both were invited to spring training as well. RH Chris Carpenter (2010-11) cleared waivers and was outrighted to triple-A Pawtucket by the Boston Red Sox.

CARIBBEAN SERIES:

The champions from the four leagues in Latim America are meeting in Hermosillo, Mexico to crown a Caribbean champion for the year. The four teams play a double round robin tournament and the teams with the two best records will meet in a championship game. The Dominican Republic is off to a 3-0 start followed by Venezuela (2-1), Mexico (1-2), and Puerto Rico (0-3). Through the first three games, Alfredo Amezaga (2012) has the most at-bats of any player in the tournament. There are no former I-Cubs on the Dominican or Puerto Rican rosters. Amezaga, Marlon Byrd, Marco Carrillo, and Rodrigo Lopez are all suited up for Mexico. Austin Bibens-Dirkx is on the Venezuelan roster, but hasn't appeared in a game yet.

CARIBBEAN SERIES STATS:

Player Team

Yr(s) with I-Cubs

AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Alfredo Amezaga

Mexico

2012
.286
3
14
1
4
1
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
.286
.357

.643

Marlon Byrd Mexico 2011
.300
3
10
1
3
2
0
0
3
3
5
1
1
.462
.500
.962

Pitcher Team Yr(s) with I-Cubs
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
IBB
SO
WP

OPP AVG.

Rodrigo Lopez Mexico 2012
0
0
1.50
1
1
0
0
6.0
2
1
1
1
0
1
0
2
0
.111

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE:

Magallanes rallied to win the final two games of the series to clinch the championship 4-3 over Lara. RH Austin Bibens-Dirkx (2010-11) started the championship game for Magallanes and allowed five runs on seven hits in three innings. That was his only appearance for Magallanes after spending most of the season with Zulia. He ranked 10th in the post-season with a 4.79 ERA. RH Carlos Zambrano (2000-02, '10) was 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA in six post-season starts for Magallanes. "Big Z" led the league in post-season innings (34.0), tied for the league lead in walks (12), was second in strikeouts (25), and fourth in ERA (2.91). IF Luis Valbuena (2012) was a star for Lara. He hit .341 (31-for-91) in 23 post-season games for the Cardenales. Valbuena tied for the league lead in hits, ranked second in average and extra-base hits (10), tied for second in doubles (5), third in RBI (21), and fifth in slugging (.549) in playoff action.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON STATS:

Player Team

Yr(s) with I-Cubs

AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Juan Apodaca Zulia 2012
.176
20
51
6
9
0
1
0
5
7
16
1
0
.271
.216
.487
Andres Blanco Magallanes 2008-09
.167
26
66
9
11
2
1
0
7
12
20
0
0
.305
.227
.532
Henry Blanco Margarita 2007
.188
46
128
13
24
5
0
5
19
16
44
0
1
.275
.344
.619
J.C. Boscan Caracas Cubs Signee
.271
26
85
8
23
2
0
1
10
6
20
1
0
.326
.329
.655
Tony Campana Caracas 2011-12
.231
16
52
7
12
1
1
0
3
6
12
8
2
.322
.288
.610
Ronny Cedeno Aragua 2004-05, '07
.268
21
82
11
22
2
0
2
7
6
14
0
1
.318
.366
.684
Johermyn Chavez Caribes Cubs Signee
.212
33
85
12
18
0
1
3
13
10
27
1
1
.337
.341
.678
Robinson Chirinos Magallanes 2010
.158
6
19
1
3
0
0
0
0
4
9
0
0
.304
.158
.462
Alberto Gonzalez Margartia Cubs Signee
.301
21
73
6
22
3
1
0
6
4
5
2
1
.342
.370
.712
Marwin Gonzalez Caracas 2011
.180
18
61
8
11
3
0
0
3
7
8
3
1
.282
.230
.511
Jae-Hoon Ha Aragua Cubs Prospect
.218
27
78
7
17
3
0
1
6
8
26
6
0
.291
.295
.586
Josh Kroeger Caracas 2007-08
.286
41
147
15
42
5
0
2
17
28
24
5
5
.404
.361
.765
Jackson Melian Margarita 2003
.237
39
114
18
27
5
0
4
23
27
30
1
3
.404
.386

.790

Max Ramirez Margarita 2011
.307
41
127
17
39
7
0
2
9
18
19
1
0
.409
.409
.819
Dave Sappelt Margarita 2012
.336
30
116
23
39
5
1
5
15
8
17
5
2
.378
.526
.904
Luis Valbuena Lara 2012
.306
51
183
32
56
15
1
6
39
34
33
3
0
.414
.497
.912
Josh Vitters Caracas 2012
.000
2
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
.000
.000
.000
Ty Wright Aragua 2010-12
.247
20
73
6
18
3
2
1
4
0
13
0
0
.257
.384
.640

FINAL REGULAR SEASON HITTING LEADERS:

Luis Valbuena: .306 AVG (8), .414 OBP (5), 34 BB (3)

Pitcher Team Yr(s) with I-Cubs
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
IBB
SO
WP

OPP AVG.

Mitch Atkins Magallanes 2008-10
0
0
13.50
3
0
0
0
2.0
6
3
3
2
0
0
0
2
0
.500
Austin Bibens-Dirkx Zulia 2010-11
2
2
2.35
12
10
1
1
53.2
51
14
14
2
2
15
0
57
1
.263
Robert Coello La Guaira 2011
1
0
8.31
6
0
0
1
4.1
5
4
4
1
1
2
0
4
0
.313
Sean Gallagher Caracas 2007-08
1
3
5.27
7
5
0
0
27.1
37
20
16
4
1
6
0
20
4
.319
Kevin Hart Caracas 2007-09
0
1
27.00
2
2
0
0
2.1
10
10
7
3
0
4
0
0
0
.588
Yoanner Negrin Caracas 2012
4
1
2.61
12
12
0
0
58.2
64
19
17
3
3
18
0
38
0
.281
Renyel Pinto Caribes 2004-05
3
4
5.26
11
11
0
0
51.1
44
31
30
8
4
38
0
42
1
.237
Hector Rondon Caracas Cubs Rule 5
2
1
4.29
23
0
0
1
21.0
15
11
10
0
0
6
0
12
3
.208
Les Walrond La Guaira 2006-08
1
4
3.62
11
10
0
0
49.2
62
25
20
2
3
23
0
31
0
.308
Carlos Zambrano Magallanes 2000-02, '10
4
2
3.90
6
6
0
0
27.2
27
15
12
3
2
13
1
19
1
.265

FINAL REGULAR SEASON PITCHING LEADERS:

Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 2.35 ERA (2), 1.23 WHIP (5), 57 K (T3)
Yoanner Negrin: 2.61 ERA (4)
Renyel Pinto: 38 BB (1), .237 OPP AVG (3), 8 HRA (4)

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE:

Escogido clinched their spot in the Caribbean Series with a five-game sweep of Aguilas in the best-of-nine championship series. C Henry Blanco (rehab in '07) was 2-for-13 with a run scored and an RBI in the series for Escogido. LH Randy Keisler (2008) pitched for Escogido in the round robin tournament, but didn't make an appearance in the championship series. RH Miguel Batista (1997) had no record and a 7.56 ERA in six games (two starts) in the post-season for Aguilas and RH Frank Batista (2012) pitched a scoreless inning in each of his two appearances. RH Alberto Cabrera (2011-12) led the league with a 0.92 post-season ERA for Toros del Este and RH Jairo Asencio (2012) was tied for third in the league with two post-season saves.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON STATS:

Player Team

Yr(s) with I-Cubs

AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Arismendy Alcantara Gigantes Cubs Prospect
.333
23
12
9
4
1
0
1
1
4
2
0
0
.500
.667
1.167
Ryan Flaherty Escogido 2011
.209
13
43
7
9
1
0
0
3
6
13
0
0
.306
.233
.539
Diory Hernandez Toros del Este 2012
.260
45
154
19
40
3
0
1
18
19
19
8
2
.337
.299
.636
Junior Lake Estrellas Cubs Prospect
.312
44
154
23
48
8
1
5
24
15
46
11
3
.382
.474
.856
Felix Pie Estrellas 2006-08
.253
42
150
24
38
4
0
3
19
25
31
9
2
.362
.340
.702
Brad Snyder Estrellas 2009-11
.289
14
45
9
13
3
0
5
16
5
15
0
0
.365
.689
1.054
Nate Spears Gigantes 2008-09
.063
6
16
2
1
0
0
0
1
3
5
0
0
.200
.063
.263

FINAL REGULAR SEASON BATTING LEADERS:

Junior Lake: .312 AVG (T3), 46 K (T1), 11 SB (T2), .382 OBP (5), .474 SLG (5)
Felix Pie: 25 BB (4)

Pitcher Team Yr(s) with I-Cubs
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
IBB
SO
WP

OPP AVG.

Jeff Antigua Toros del Este Cubs Prospect
4
1
5.09
25
0
0
2
23.0
22
13
13
4
0
5
0
18
1
.272
Jairo Asencio Toros del Este 2012
0
2
2.67
26
0
12
12
27.0
28
9
8
0
1
13
2
21
2
.267
Miguel Batista Aguilas 1997
2
2
4.08
10
9
0
0
39.2
48
22
18
5
2
12
0
20
7
.294
Michael Bowden Aguilas 2012
3
3
3.62
7
7
0
0
32.1
33
15
13
3
0
12
0
17
1
.264
Alberto Cabrera Toros del Este 2011-12
0
0
3.14
6
1
0
0
14.1
11
7
5
2
0
13
0
20
2
.269
Lendy Castillo Escogido Cubs Prospect
0
1
7.36
12
0
0
0
7.1
15
10
6
0
1
4
0
9
2
.417
Frankie De La Cruz Estrellas 2012
3
2
2.01
11
2
0
1
22.1
17
9
5
1
0
17
0
10
5
.213
Rafael Dolis Estrellas 2012
1
1
2.45
8
0
0
1
7.1
7
3
2
0
0
1
0
11
0
.250
Randy Keisler Escogido 2008
0
2
3.86
5
5
0
0
21.0
18
9
9
2
2
7
0
9
1
.231
Adalberto Mendez Toros del Este 2005-06
1
1
3.57
10
0
0
0
17.2
12
9
7
0
1
6
1
7
1
.182
Ramon Ortiz Licey 2011
0
1
1.08
2
2
0
0
8.1
9
3
1
0
1
0
0
3
0
.281
Horacio Ramirez Toros del Este 2012
0
2
3.18
10
7
0
0
28.1
33
16
10
2
2
10
0
21
1
.287
Polin Trinidad Toros del Este 2011
0
0
*.**
1
0
0
0
0.0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1.000
Raul Valdes Toros del Este 2005-06
1
2
3.09
8
8
0
0
32.0
25
16
11
2
0
10
0
26
3
.203

FINAL REGULAR SEASON PITCHING LEADERS:

Miguel Batista: 5 HRA (T2), 9 GS (4)
Jairo Asencio: 12 SV (1), 22 GF (2)
Frankie De La Cruz: 17 BB (T2)

MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE:

Obregon swept Mexicali 4-0 in the championship series to earn their third straight Mexican League title and advanced to be the host team in the Caribbean Series. IF Alfredo Amezaga (2012) hit .333 (6-for-18) with a double, two RBI, and three runs scored in the championship series and hit .269 (18-for-67) with three doubles, five RBI, and 11 runs scored in 16 post-season games overall for Obregon. RH Esmailin Caridad (2009-12) earned a hold in his only appearance in the championship series and was 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA (4ER/9.2IP) in 10 total playoff appearances. RH Marco Carrillo (2010-11) got the start for Obregon in game three of the championship series and allowed three runs on four hits in 5.1 innings, but didn't figure in the decision of the game. Carrillo was 1-2 with a 5.21 ERA (11ER/19IP) in four post-season starts.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON STATS:

Player Team

Yr(s) with I-Cubs

AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Alfredo Amezaga Obregon 2012
.344
55
227
40
78
12
2
5
26
15
39
5
5
.384
.480
.864
Ben Broussard Navojoa 2008
.297
18
64
11
19
4
0
4
10
5
15
0
0
.378
.547
.925
Marlon Byrd Culiacan 2011
.318
57
220
44
70
13
0
16
46
26
57
3
1
.394
.595
.989
Greg Rohan Mazatlan 2012
.205
11
39
4
8
0
0
0
2
2
9
0
1
.244
.205
.449
Christian Villanueva Obregon Cubs Prospect
.176
23
51
9
9
3
0
2
6
6
25
0
1
.283
.353
.636
Chris Walker Mazatlan 2007
.289
36
142
22
41
4
0
4
22
17
29
9
6
.369
.401
.770

FINAL REGULAR SEASON BATTING LEADERS:

Marlon Byrd: .318 AVG (8), .595 SLG (4)
Alfredo Amezaga: .344 AVG (1), 78 H (T5)

Pitcher Team Yr(s) with I-Cubs
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
IBB
SO
WP

OPP AVG.

Esmailin Caridad Obregon 2009-12
1
3
2.57
37
1
1
2
42.0
39
16
12
2
1
12
0
49
5
.250
Marco Carrillo Obregon 2010-11
6
5
3.13
14
14
0
0
86.1
83
30
30
5
1
36
1
54
5
.263
Jay Jackson Mazatlan 2009-12
3
2
3.86
10
10
0
0
49.0
48
21
21
2
1
13
0
34
1
.255
Rodrigo Lopez Culiacan 2012
5
1
0.94
7
6
0
0
38.1
18
5
4
2
0
5
0
17
0
.142
Sergio Mitre Mexicali 2004-05
1
1
1.59
7
3
0
0
11.1
8
4
2
2
3
5
0
7
1
.200

FINAL REGULAR SEASON PITCHING LEADERS:

Marco Carrillo: 3.13 ERA (2), 6 wins (T2), 86.1 IP (1), 36 BB (2), 1.38 WHIP (5), .263 OPP AVG. (5)
Esmailin Caridad: 12 Holds (2), 37 G (T3)

PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE:

Caguas defeated Mayaguez 4-2 in their best-of-seven championship series to win the league title and advance to the Caribbean Series. OF Lou Montanez (2006, '11) was the only former I-Cub to appear in the championship series and was 2-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases in two games. 1B Pedro Valdes (1996-98) finished second in the league in slugging (.460), third in batting (.357), and fifth in slugging (.524) for Carolina in post-season play. RH Ty'Relle Harris (2011-12) pitched for Carolina in the post-season and finished 10th in the league in ERA (5.14).

FINAL REGULAR SEASON STATS:

Player Team

Yr(s) with I-Cubs

AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Justin Bour Carolina Cubs Prospect
.231
16
52
6
12
6
0
1
6
8
13
0
0
.333
.404
.737
Luis Figueroa Santurce 2008
.252
38
151
12
38
4
0
2
14
4
14
4
2
.268
.318
.585
Edwin Maysonet Manati Cubs Signee
.220
27
91
11
20
5
0
1
8
6
13
0
0
.287
.308
.595
Lou Montanez Caguas 2006, '11
.214
16
56
4
12
1
1
1
5
8
8
1
0
.323
.321
.645
Pedro Valdes Carolina 1996-98
.267
37
116
11
31
7
0
2
16
30
16
0
0
.435
.379
.814

FINAL REGULAR SEASON BATTING LEADERS:

Luis Figueroa: 151 AB (4)
Pedro Valdez: 30 BB (T1), .435 OBP (1)

Pitcher Team Yr(s) with I-Cubs
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
IBB
SO
WP

OPP AVG.

Ty'Relle Harris Carolina 2011-12
0
0
0.71
5
2
0
0
12.2
10
3
1
0
1
4
1
17
1
.213
Mike Parisi Mayaguez 2010
0
1
10.38
3
1
0
0
4.1
9
5
5
1
0
2
0
2
0
.450

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE:

The Peoria Javelinas beat the Salt River Rafters 4-3 on Nov. 17 to win the AFL title. The Javelinas' roster was made up of prospects from the Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, Philadilphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Mariners. The Rafters pulled players from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, and Washington Nationals. Cubs' prospects played for the Mesa Solar Sox who finished 10-20. IF Javier Baez was impressing scouts with his power and offensive tools, but missed the last two weeks with a broken thumb. IF Logan Watkins replaced Baez and finished 1-for-13 in his final four games. Watkins was the Cubs' Minor League Player of the Year his past season after hitting .281 with 20 doubles, 11 triples, nine home runs, and 52 RBI in 133 games at double-A Tennessee. OF Matt Szczur gained valuable experience by batting leadoff in 23 of the 24 games he appeared in. OF Rubi Silva went 3-for-6 in his final two games to push his AFL batting average above the Mendoza Line (.200). RH Tony Zych finished tied for third in the league with 13 appearances, but allowed three runs in two innings over his final two appearances to finish with an ERA of 3.86. RH Nick Struck (2011) allowed six runs (five earned) in 4.1 innings over his final three games. Struck was the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year at double-A Tennessee during the regular season. Dae-Eun Rhee and Kevin Rhoderick didn't pitch in the final week of the AFL. Both pitchers should compete in spring training for a shot at making Iowa's Opening Day roster and their Triple-A debuts.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON STATS:

Player
AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Javier Baez
.211
14
57
9
12
2
0
4
16
2
14
3
0
.250
.456
.706
Rubi Silva
.206
20
68
8
14
0
2
0
3
5
21
3
1
.260
.265
.525
Matt Szczur
.264
24
91
13
24
2
2
1
13
14
10
9
3
.368
.363
.731
Logan Watkins
.219
9
32
8
7
1
0
1
3
8
3
0
0
.375
.344
.719

FINAL REGULAR SEASON BATTING LEADERS:

Javier Baez: 16 RBI (5)
Matt Szczur: 83 AB (T4), 22 G (T4)

Pitcher
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
SO
Dae-Eun Rhee
0
2
6.27
6
6
0
0
18.2
26
16
13
1
3
8
12
Kevin Rhoderick
0
1
4.82
9
0
0
2
9.1
7
5
5
2
0
2
14
Nick Struck
1
0
5.51
12
0
0
1
16.1
12
11
10
3
1
12
11
Tony Zych
1
0
3.86
13
0
1
1
14.0
18
6
6
0
1
2
4

FINAL REGULAR SEASON PITCHING LEADERS:

Tony Zych: 7GF (T5)

JAPANESE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL:

1B Micah Hoffpauir (2004-10) and the Nippon-Ham Fighters won the Pacific League title, but fell 4-2 in the best-of-seven Japan Series against the Yomiuri Giants. Hoffpauir finished 1-for-10 with an RBI and a run scored during the series. The Fighters did announce that a contract extension for Hoffpauir through the 2013 season. Hoffpauir had this quote in the Fighters' official release: "I am happy that I will be able to return as a member of the Fighters in 2013 and fight to win with my teammates and the fans. While we were able to win the pennant, we unfortunately failed to win a Nippon Series. Next season, I will prepared to use all my abilities to in order to win a Nippon Series. I look forward to the continued support." During the regular season, Hoffpauir was second on the team in home runs (14) and helped the Fighters to a 73-58 record. IF/OF Edgar Gonzalez (2012) left Iowa after two weeks in April to join the Yomiuri Giants in Japan this year. He hit .236 with four homers and 19 RBI in 57 games during the regular season. He made one start at DH and entered one game as a pinch-hitter in the Japan Series. He was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored against the Fighters. IF Bobby Scales (2008-11) started the season with the New York Mets' organization at Triple-A Buffalo and was leading the International League in hitting in April before going back to Japan. He played for the Orix Buffaloes and hit .262 in 85 games. OF Matt Murton (2005, '07-08) continued his three-year run in Japan and hit .260 with five homers and 38 RBI in 121 games for the Hanshin Tigers. LH Renyel Pinto (2004-05) made the move to Japan this year, but lasted just two starts with the Hawks. He was one of the top pitchers in Venezuela last winter.

Player Team
AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Micah Hoffpauir Nippon-Ham Fighters
.234
109
296
28
73
13
0
14
37
25
81
1
1
.311
.432
.743
Matt Murton Hanshin Tigers
.260
121
453
39
118
18
2
5
38
18
56
2
4
.290
.342
.632
Bobby Scales Orix Buffaloes
.262
85
305
42
80
16
3
5
23
47
103
4
1
.373
.384
.757
Edgar Gonzalez Yomiuri Giants
.236
57
174
13
41
12
0
4
19
0
2
13
46
.291
.374
.665

Pitcher Team
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
SO
Renyel Pinto Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
1
1
7.36
2
2
0
0
7.1
9
8
6
1
1
7
6

WOLRD BASEBALL CLASSIC QUALIFIERS:

The World Baseball Classic will be played again in March and the first round of qualifying tournaments are complete. Brazil upset host Panama 1-0 to win their pool that also included Colombia and Nicaragua. RH Manny Corpas (2012) pitched well for Panama, allowing one run in 5.1 innings over four relief appearances. Chinese Taipei beat New Zealand 9-0 to win their pool in their home stadium. Former I-Cub RH Hung-Wen Chen (2010-11) made one appearance and struck out three in an inning and a third of scoreless relief. RH Yao-Lin Wang is a current member of the Cubs' organization and went 4-5 with a 3.92 ERA in 37 games (nine starts) with the single-A Peoria Chiefs in 2012. Thailand and the Phillipines were also included in that pool. In September, Spain beat Israel 9-7 in the first pool play at Roger Dean Stadium in Florida. South Africa and France were the other teams in the round robin. OF Adam Greenberg (2004, '06) played in two games for Israel before the Miami Marlins gave him his famous at-bat against R.A. Dickey in the regular season finale. Of note, Greenberg didn't register an official at-bat in his two games for Israel. He was a sub in one game and walked in his only plate appearance. C Chris Robinson (2007, '09-11) was an offensive leader for Team Canada's win in the second tournament at the Armin-Wolf Baseball Arena in Germany. Canada beat the host Germans 11-1 in the final game. LH Sheldon McDonald (2012) pitched for Team Canada. He spent one day with Iowa this season, but didn't pitch. He spent most of his year with Peoria and was 1-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 33 appearances for the Chiefs. LH's Will Ohman (2001, '05, '07) and Luke Sommer (2011) pitched for Germany. Ohman began last season with the Chicago White Sox and finished the year with triple-A Louisville in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Great Britain and the Czech Republic also played in that tournament.

Player Country
AVG
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
OBP
SLG
OPS
Adam Greenberg Israel
.000
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1.000
.000
1.000
Chris Robinson Canada
.455
3
11
4
5
0
0
1
4
1
1
0
1
.500
.727
1.227

Pitcher Tournament
W
L
ERA
G
GS
SV
SVO
IP
H
R
ER
HR
HB
BB
SO
Hung-Wen Chen Chinese Taipei
0
0
0.00
1
0
0
0
1.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
Manny Corpas Panama
0
0
1.69
3
0
0
0
5.1
4
1
1
0
1
1
0
Sheldon McDonald Canada
1
0
6.75
1
0
0
0
1.1
2
1
1
0
1
0
0
Will Ohman Germany
0
0
0.00
2
0
0
0
2.0
2
0
0
0
0
1

1

Luke Sommer Germany
0
1
2.70
2
0
0
0
6.2
6
2
2
2
0
1

7

Yao-Lin Wang Chinese Taipei
1
0
0.00
1
1
0
0
3.2
4
0
0
0
0
0
3

*Stats are courtesy of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, USA Baseball, and NPB Offical Website.

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