For many players within the Marlins organization, baseball never stops. Just like last year, Fish Stripes will be consistently updating the whereabouts of your favorite Fish during the offseason. At FishStripes.com/offseason, you can find updates on them, including stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis.
Thank you @_JorgeAlfaro11 & your family for being our special guest at our donation event in Tolú, ! @Marlins @LosMarlins #ForTheKids #GTKids #GTMovement #Nonprofit #Donations @LaVidaBaseball @LasMayores @mlb pic.twitter.com/M2vyWds2DQ— Game Time Foundation (@GameTimeFound) December 20, 2019
Santa Ureña out here spreading that Christmas cheer pic.twitter.com/P9VaoC1K1D— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) December 21, 2019
Matt Kemp got his mother a horse—yes, really!—then went to work on the swing that he struggled with so much in 2019.
Some Matt Kemp BP from Instagram pic.twitter.com/loCke1rCcj— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) December 23, 2019
Dominican Winter League
Final 2019-20 regular season stats
- C Wilkin Castillo—.329/.359/.365, 8 RBI, 3 SB, 14 K in 73 AB
- 1B Lewin Díaz—.276/.331/.422, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 22 K in 116 AB
- 3B Joe Dunand—.154/.214/.269, 2 RBI, 5 K in 26 AB
- LHP Jarlin García—0.00 ERA, 0.16 WHIP, 5 K in 6.1 IP
- OF Gabriel Guerrero—.235/.270/.306, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 24 K in 85 AB
- RHP Kolton Mahoney—4.29 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 18 K in 21.0 IP
- C Brian Navarreto—.125/.163/.200, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 12 K in 40 AB
- RHP Aaron Northcraft—2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 4 K in 8.0 IP
- DH/OF Peter O’Brien—.243/.386/.479, 9 HR, 35 RBI, 3 SB, 58 K in 169 AB
- RHP Cody Poteet—13.50 ERA, 2.55 WHIP, 3 K in 6.2 IP
- OF Magneuris Sierra—.234/.250/.298, 1 RBI, 2 SB, 7 K in 47 AB
- C Rodrigo Vigil—.419/.486/.484, 4 RBI, 4 K in 31 AB
Díaz and O’Brien were the biggest LIDOM standouts with Marlins ties, receiving the league’s Rookie of the Year and MVP honors, respectively.
It was a disappointing season for Guerrero, but on the strength of his track record, Águilas Cibaeñas selected him in Friday’s Round Robin draft.
García and O’Brien have remained with Toros del Este for postseason play. On Saturday, García made his first major mistake of winter ball when he left a fastball up and over the plate, resulting in a game-tying, two-run home run. He was charged with a blown save.
The Toros won in extra innings, anyway.
Somewhat off topic, but I was delighted to see this Tigres del Licey lineup featuring ex-Marlins teammates Hanley Ramírez, Emilio Bonifacio and Donovan Solano.
Party like it's 2012— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) December 21, 2019
Hanley Ramírez, Emilio Bonifacio and Donovan Solano are all in the same lineup tonight as Tigres del Licey play their first game in the Dominican Winter League's Round Robin playoffs pic.twitter.com/5fn3AxjVgf
Puerto Rican Winter League
- C Brian Navarreto—.200/.257/.231, 2 RBI, 2 SB, 15 K in 65 AB
- INF Yadiel Rivera—.192/.256/.359, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 SB, 20 K in 78 AB
Navarreto and Gigantes de Carolina qualified for the league’s playoffs on Sunday.
Australian Baseball League
- RHP Dustin Beggs—6.08 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 22 K in 23.2 IP (5 GS)
Halfway through the ABL regular season, Beggs’ Adelaide Giants own the best record in the league. He has appeared in all five series—or as the Aussies call them, “rounds”—so far.
Mexican Pacific League
- C Julian León—.264/.401/.503, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 52 K in 159 AB
- 1B/DH Lázaro Alonso—.224/.350/.313, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 21 K in 67 AB
Alonso’s 21 strikeouts are still the most in the league. Nobody else has more than 15.
- RHP Elkin Alcala—2.60 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 21 K in 17.1 IP
- OF Harold Ramirez—.250/.250/.250, 2 K in 12 AB
Hittin’ Harold Ramirez keeps on hittin’ pic.twitter.com/dnOTF28T9d— Ely Sussman (@RealEly) December 22, 2019
Colombian baseball fans love Harold. After taking part in some sort of LPB exhibition game in November, he joined the Caimanes de Barranquilla roster this past Friday. In each appearance thus far, he has started in the third spot of the lineup and served as the designated hitter.
The Caimanes have already qualified for the LPB playoffs, which begin Jan. 3. Ramirez is presumably getting tuned up for that.