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Reds in Winter Leagues

We've talked a little bit about the Arizona Fall League, where the Reds sent seven of their players - and also where Brad Boxberger still holds the league lead in strikeouts, in just 5.2 IP (27 pitchers have thrown more innings than Boxy). The AFL wraps with its championship on November 19. 

We've also heard that the team is planning to send Aroldis Chapman to pitch in the Puerto Rican Winter League, which opens on November 4th. There are, however, several other offseason leagues featuring talent from the Reds' system (some of which may or may not be in the system next year) that have been ignored in our October torpor and/or North American bias. 

They're all underway, but only just. Late as it is, I thought it might be helpful, for the edification of los aficionados, to know which Reds went where. There might even be a chance to catch some of the games live (probably on tape delay). I recently stumbled on a Venezuelan Winter League Game between LA Guaira vs. Caribes de Anzoátegui streaming on ESPN 3 (Spanish commentary only), featuring a handful of Reds' farmhands and Dmitri Young (It's currently available on replay.)

Dominican Winter League

Regular season: 10/14-12/21

Player Pos. Team 2011 Level
Jerry Gil  P Estrellas de Oriente  AAA
Jeremy Horst  P Estrellas de Oriente AAA, MLB
Dennis Phipps  OF Estrellas de Oriente AA, AAA
Juan Francisco  3B Tigres de Licey AAA, MLB

Venezuelan Winter League

Regular season: 10/12-12/30

Player Pos. Team 2011 Level
Julio Torrealba P Aguilas de Zulia  VSL
Henry Rodriguez  2B Aguilas de Zulia AA
Carlos Fisher P Caribes de Anzoategui  AAA, MLB
Carlos Mendez  3B Caribes de Anzoategui  A+, AA
Doug Salinas P Navegantes de Magallanes  A+
Ramon Hernandez   C Naveganted de Magallanes  MLB
Ruben Medina P Tiburones de la Guaira A+
Jose Gualdron 2B Tiburones de la Guaira A+
Miguel Rojas SS Tiburones de la Guaira Rk, AA


Mexican Pacific League

Regular season: 10/11-12/30

Player Pos. Team 2011 Level
James Avery  P Algodoneros de Guasave  AA