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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

12/23/22 : Winter League Update

Focused on current and former Phillies organization players.

Games played from 12/18 thru 12/23

Australian Baseball League :

No games scheduled for the week

Dominican Winter League :

Former Phillie Jorge Alfaro homered and walked, scored twice and drove in two runs for Tigres del Licey against Estrellas de Oriente on 12/19

Venezuelan Winter League :

RHP Jonathan Petit went 4 1/3 scoreless innings ( 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 50 pitches - 33 strikes ) for Tiburones de La Guaira on 12/20 against Cardenales de Lara - on the season his ERA is now 2.03 in 26 2/3 IP

Catcher Rafael Marchan had a double and scored three runs for Tiburones de La Guaira on 12/19 against Caribes de Anzoategui.  He had a hit and two RBIs in three AB’s on 12/21 vs Bravos de Margarita and drove in another run on 12/23 going 1 for 4 against Tigres.  Marchan is hitting .364 with a .487 OBP in 82 plate appearances with 15 walks - he’s driven in 15 runs.

Former Phillie minor leaguer Carlos Tocci had three hits in the 12/23 game for Tigres de Aragua.

RHP Carlos Betancourt pitched a perfect frame in relief for Aguilas del Zulia on 12/21 against Leones del Caracas, he picked up his first save on 12/23 with a perfect inning against Bravos de Margarita.  Carlos has a 3.18 ERA in 12 games ( 11 1/3 IP ).

Puerto Rico Winter League :

RHP Yacksel Rios ( a former Phillie ) improved his record to 5-0 with two scoreless innings pitched for Criollos de Caguas on 12/18 against Cangrejeros de Santurce - he threw another scoreless inning and struck out the side on 12/21 and picked up his 6th win of the season on 12/22 by throwing an inning against RA12 - for the season he’s posted a 0.74 ERA in  24 1/3 IP - Rios is 29 years old and is a free agent - he pitched in the White Sox organization last season.

Former Phillies minor leaguer Jesmuel Valentin went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs for Leones de Ponce on 12/20 against Gigantes de Carolina.

Other Notes :

Here are a few minor league signings of former Phillies in case you’re interested :

C Rodolfo Duran - re-signed by Yankees

RHP James Norwood - Yankees

RHP Zach McAllister - Diamondbacks

RHP Nick Duron - Giants

RHP Ofreidy Gomez - Orioles

RHP Tommy Hunter - Mets

RHP Chris Devenski - Angels

LHP Anthony Gose - Guardians

LHP Austin Davis - Astros

RHP Adonis Medina - Kia Tigers - KBO ( South Korea )

RHP Jose Ulloa - Nationals

UTL Willians Astudillo - Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ( Japan )

OF Bradley Zimmer - Dodgers

RHP Aneurys Zabala - Tigers

Jonathan Petit, Rafael Marchan and Carlos Betancourt - photos by Casey Burns, Cheryl Pursell & Mark Wylie

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