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Offseason Fish—1/7/20

Current and former Marlins players are trying to carry their teams to berths in the prestigious Caribbean Series.

Miguel Rojas is expected to suit up for his longtime Venezuelan team, Tiburones de La Guaira.
Photo by @MRojasOfficial/Twitter

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, you can find updates on them, including stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis.

Lewis Brinson won the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise on Saturday in the Bahamas. The event also featured Marlins prospects Jazz Chisholm, Monte Harrison and Ian Lewis and minor league free agent Anfernee Seymour (Seymour played for Double-A Jacksonville last season).

The five players above combined for 68 homers. Watch them all here!

Dominican Winter League

Jarlin García, Peter O’Brien and their Toros del Este team enter Tuesday with a 7-4 record in the LIDOM Round Robin.

García has a 5.40 ERA and 0.60 WHIP through 3.1 IP; O’Brien has a .209 BA and 6 RBI in the heart of their lineup.

Mexican Pacific League

Final 2019-20 regular season stats

  • C Julian León—.247/.389/.471, 9 HR, 27 RBI, 60 K in 174 AB

Probeis Panamá

Lázaro Alonso’s Federales de Chiriquí were eliminated Sunday by Astronautas de Chiriquí in the best-of-five league championship series.

During the Probeis regular season and playoffs combined, Alonso played in 24 games with only one home run.

LPB Colombia

Harold Ramirez went 3-for-12 with 2 RBI through the first three Caimanes de Barranquilla playoff games. The club is still trying to clinch a berth in the championship series, which begins on Saturday.

Venezuelan Winter League

Photo courtesy of Líder

Miguel Rojas is beloved by Tiburones de La Guaira fans in his native Venezuela. He was playing winter ball for them long before anybody took him seriously as a potential major leaguer. He owns a .266/.320/.311 slash line in 296 games over parts of nine seasons.

But Major League Baseball suspended its Winter League Agreement with the Venezuelan league (LVBP) last year due to the country’s turbulent political environment. That forbade all MLB/MiLB affiliated players from participating until the two sides remedied the situation in late December.

Rojas’ flight landed Monday night and he is expected to be active for La Guaira later this week to contribute to their playoff run.