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Braves Winter League Roundup: 12/1

Jose Constanza made his long awaited winter league debut this week.

Kevin C. Cox

Both Jose Constanza and Mitch Atkins made their debuts in the Dominican. Other than that, it was a pretty quiet week in for the Braves org.

Dominican Winter League

  • Christian Bethancourt: 15G, .188/.254/.208, 3BB/11K – Bethancourt had a very good week down in the Dominican. In his past three games he's gone 6-11 with a walk. The top prospect had a monster game Friday, going 3-5 with a home run, two doubles and a walk while driving in three. Great to see.
  • Edward Salcedo: 7G, .174/.208/.217, BB/5K – Salcedo did not appear in any games this week.
  • Omar Luna: 0-6, 3K – Luna did not appear in any games this week.
  • Joey Terdoslavich: 7G, .333/.407/.542, 3BB/6K – Terdoslavich extended his hitting streak to five games. He also put together quite a performance Friday, going 3-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Terdo should be down in the dominican for another couple weeks.
  • Jose Constanza: 5G, .167/.167/.167, BB/K – The long awaited debut of Constanza finally came this week. The 30-year-old outfielder collected four hits in his first week.
  • Wifrin Obispo: 15.1IP, 8H, 5ER, 6BB, 16K – Obispo struck out the side in an inning of work this past week, allowing one hit.
  • Ronan Pacheco: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K – Pacheco did not appear in any games this week.
  • Luis Vasquez: 10.2IP, 3H, 2ER, 3BB, 11K – Talked about Vasquez quite a bit last week, here is an excerpt from Baseball America from this past week,
The Braves had signed reliever Luis Vasquez to a minor league deal hours after he attained free agency from the Dodgers, so rather than risking losing him in the Rule 5 draft, Atlanta added him to the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old misses plenty of bats (career-best 11.6 SO/9 in 2013) and has given up five home runs total in the past four seasons, but walks have been a significant issue (7.1 BB/9 in 2013). Still, Vasquez presents a tough look for righthanders with a sidearm delivery, and he has a nice fastball/slider combo.
  • Mitch Atkins: 3.1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K – Mitch Atkins made his DWL debut Friday, throwing three hitless innings, adding three strikeouts to his line. Atkins threw 96 innings for Mississippi this past season posting a respectable 3.47 ERA. The 28-year-old righty posted a 76:35 strikeout-to-walk while starting 16 games in Double-A.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Ernesto Mejia: 40G, .250/.372/.477, 26BB/39K – Mejia has a Mejia like week, collecting two doubles and five singles. The righty is now OPS'ing .819 in 40 games for Aguilas del Zuila.
  • Emerson Landoni 1-3, BB – Landoni did not appear in any games this week.

Mexican Winter League

  • Daniel Castro: 26G, .208/.255/.333, 2BB/10K – Castro played but did not record any plate appearances this week.
  • Joey Meneses: 11G, .357/.419/.536, 3BB/6K – After making a big splash in his debut, Menses followed up with a home run Monday as part of a four hit game. He already has already reached base 12 times in his first 23 plate appearances.
  • Ryan Buchter: 13IP, 5H, ER, 8BB, 26K – Buchter did not appear in any games this week.
  • Ryan Hinson: 48.1IP, 38H, 19ER, 21B, 30K – Hinson had a great bounce back start, going seven innings of one run ball. He managed to keep the walks in check while striking out four.
  • Mark Lamm: 3.1IP, 4H, 3ER, 5BB, 3K – Lamm did not appear in any games this week.
  • Andrew Russell: 9.2IP, 6H, 6ER, 6BB, 6K – Russell threw twice this week, surrendering a hit and a walk. He struck out two giving him six in 9.2 innings.
  • Daniel Rodriguez: 9.2IP, 7H, ER, BB, 11K – Rodriguez has been quite solid in his first four appearances. He has only issued one run while posting an impressive 11:1 strikeout-to-walk. Don't expect much out of Rodriguez besides a Triple-A rotational piece.
Australian Baseball League
  • Matt Kennelly: 10G, .242/.350/.455, 5BB/K – Playing down under, Kennelly has collected a hit in five of his last six games. The catcher has one extra base hit which happened to be a homer.
Puerto Rican Winter League
  • Victor Caratini: 0-1, K – Caratini did not appear in any games this week.

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