Posted by Jay Floyd, Mon, December 22, 2014 07:30 AM Comments: 1
Baseball goes year-round. All over the globe, Phillies players are in action and we’ve got the rundown on how they are performing. Read ahead for all the details.
Venezuelan Winter League-
Willians Astudillo, a corner infielder and backstop who has been playing a lot of outfield of late, is batting .314 with a homer and four RBI in nine games for Anzoategui. The 23-year-old was the catalyst for the Class A Lakewood team this year, where he finished second in the South Atlantic League with a .333 average.
Odubel Herrera, who was selected by the Phillies in this month’s Rule 5 draft, leads the Venezuelan Winter League in average with a .373 mark. He has also mashed five homers, driven in 25 runs and stolen seven bases in 52 games for La Guaira. The 22-year-old played second base primarily in the regular season at Double-A Frisco, but has been playing center field in the VWL.
Infielder/outfielder Cesar Hernandez is batting .307 with seven doubles, 15 RBI and six stolen bases in 34 games with Lara. In 66 games with the big league Phillies this year, the 24-year-old switch-hitter batted .237 with a homer, four RBI and a steal.
Catcher Gabriel Lino is batting .227 with six doubles and seven RBI for Lara. The 21-year-old righty batter, who was acquired from Baltimore in the 2012 Jim Thome trade, played in 90 combined games with Class A Lakewood and Class A Advanced Clearwater this year, posting a combined .215 average with five home runs and 34 RBI. Continue reading Off-season league notes: Astudillo, Herrera staying hot