Seattle Mariners Winter League Update

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Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; World infielder Ji-Man Choi (51) catches the ball as USA infielder George Springer (4) during the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. USA defeated World 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

We continue our look at the winter leagues by heading out of the country. The Caribbean Leagues are home to four different offseason leagues. The Venezuelan, Mexican and Dominican Leagues have been playing for a few weeks while the Puerto Rican League just got underway a couple of days ago.

Let’s start with a quick glance at the Mexican, Dominican and Puerto Rican leagues where there are currently only three Mariners prospects playing.

In the Mexican League (Liga Mexicana del Pacifico), James Gilheeney is playing for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo. In five starts, Gilheeney is 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA. He’s allowed 21 H over 25.1 IP, striking out 17 and walking four. The Mexican League runs through December.

The Dominican Winter League also features one Mariner for now. 1B Jordy Lara is playing for Aguilas Cibaenas. In seven games, he’s 4-for-19 (.211) with 5 RBI. Two of his four hits have been homers.

And in the Puerto Rican League, only Emilio Pagan is involved from the Mariners organization. In his first two appearances out of the bullpen, Pagan pitched five innings, striking out four, allowing one earned run and earning a win for the Gigantes de Carolina. The Puerto Rican League goes through January.

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional (Venezuelan League)

The Mariners have nine different players on five of the eight teams in this winter league.

Tigres de Aragua

Ji-Man Choi: .234/.345/.340, 13 G, 10 R, HR, 7 RBI

Kyle Hunter: 10 G, 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3.38 ERA, .263 BAA, 1.31 WHIP

Rayder Ascanio: 1 G, 1 R (entered as pinch-runner)

Cardenales de Lara

Gabriel Noriega: .347/.373/.418, 26 G, 15 R, 5 2B, 7 RBI

Osmel Morales: 1 G, 2 H, 2 ER, BB (No outs recorded)

Bravos de Margarita

Manny Pina: .275/.324/.420, 20 G, 6 R, HR, 12 RBI

Moises Hernandez: 9 G, 12.1 IP, 15 H, 11 ER, 8.03 ERA, .326 BAA, 1.54 WHIP

Caribes de Anzoategui

Mayckol Guaipe: 12 G, 12.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 2.13 ERA, .167 BAA, 0.79 WHIP

Leones del Caracas

Victor Sanchez: 5 G, 23 IP, 23 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 14 K, 2-0, 2.35 ERA, .258 BAA, 1.22 WHIP