Rangers Winterball Roundup – 11/18

Martinez and Colombia were eliminated from the WBC

Luis Martinez's Colombia team was knocked out of qualification for the 2013 World Baseball Classic on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise – Season Over
17-14-1, 1.5 GB


The Saguaros didn't qualify for this year's Arizona Fall League Championship Game after finishing second place in the AFL's West Valley Division.

The following Rangers prospects saw action for Surprise this fall––RHP Ben Henry, LHP Jimmy Reyes, RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, RHP Ben Rowen, RHP Joe Van Meter, C Kellin Deglan, C/1B Brett Nicholas, INF Hanser Alberto, 1B Chris McGuiness, and INF Luis Sardinas.



World Baseball Classic Qualifiers


Luis Martinez's Colombia team was knocked out of qualification for the 2013 World Baseball Classic with Sunday's 9-7 loss to Panama. Martinez did not appear in the game.



Dominican Winter League


The only scheduled game in the Dominican Republic on Sunday was postponed.



Venezuelan Winter League


After allowing a run in two consecutive appearances, La Guaira left-hander Joe Ortiz (3.95 ERA/.226 BAA) righted the ship on Sunday. The 22-year-old hurler posted scoreless ball in two-thirds of an inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.

Aguilas del Zulia catcher Juan Apodaca went 0-for-2 with a walk before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. He also stole his second base and committed his fourth passed ball.

In 16 winterball games, the 26-year-old Apodaca is 8-for-39 (.205) with a triple. He's drawn seven walks and struck out 10 times.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)


There were no Liga Paralela games on Sunday.



Mexican Pacific League


Guasave catcher Jose Felix saw action as a late-innings defensive replacement and struck out in his only plate appearance.



Puerto Rican Winter League


First baseman Mike Bianucci singled once in four at-bats, comprising one-fourth of Ponce's hits in their 3-1 loss to Carolina.

Despite the nondescript performance on Sunday, the 26-year-old Bianucci is off to a strong start through nine games in Puerto Rico. He's 11-for-35 (.314) with four doubles and a home run, walking once and striking out five times.

DH Jorge Alfaro struck out twice in four hitless at-bats. The 19-year-old prospect is also 11-for-35 (.314) through his first nine contests, and he has a double and two home runs.

Catcher Kevin Torres appeared as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning and grounded out in his only plate appearance.



Australian Baseball League


No Rangers appeared in Australia.



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