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January 28, 2014

Minor League Update

International Winter League Game of January 27

by Jeff Moore

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Monday night saw just one game on the Caribbean docket,
So this time around I thought I’d rhyme it and rock it.

Last night’s only game was in the Dominican
Where the Tigres del Licey held on for a win.

Lined up on this night was a formidable foe,
The always dangerous Leones del Escogido

But in the MLU, we care not about teams,
It’s the prospects involved on whom we like to dream.

The best prospects this night ended up being losers,
But regardless of score, they’re of interest to our users.

The only run for the Leones came from one aging Tiger,
With Jordan Lennerton homering before he expires.

His lineup was aided by a speedy Nat,
As Eury Perez got two hits in five times at-bat.

Taking an 0-fer in the win was Engel Beltre,
Who’s just not a strong hitter, try as he may.

Back at third was Carlos Santana with his new piece of leather,
Whose defense for the Indians this season could be quite the bellwether.

But the most improbable event of them all,
May have been the walk-less inning pitched by Carlos Marmol.

Jeff Moore is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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Sharky

Take THAT, haiku haters!!! Yeah!

Jan 28, 2014 03:41 AM
rating: 2
 
Digitalbob

Good job!

Jan 28, 2014 05:53 AM
rating: 1
 
Behemoth

How good is Carlos?
Can he play adequate third
Or is it just mad?

Jan 28, 2014 06:21 AM
rating: 3
 
BP staff member Jeff Moore
BP staff

The reports I've heard on Santana have him as below-average but capable enough to justify playing him there. Still, it's extremely early. Spring Training will tell us what we need to know.

Jan 28, 2014 06:51 AM
 
Spkbaseball17

I have watched quite a few Escondido games this winter (yeah, I need spring training to start to restore my sanity). The best compliment I can give Santana at third is he hasn't completely sucked...

Jan 28, 2014 08:52 AM
rating: 0
 
FastballVelociraptor

Amazing, thanks, been following your reports all winter, this is fun!

Jan 28, 2014 07:18 AM
rating: 1
 
surlycooper

Methinks someone's excited for spring training to start.

Jan 28, 2014 07:36 AM
rating: 1
 
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