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San Francisco Giants Playing Winter League Baseball

Jake Mastroianni
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Albert Suarez #56 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the ninth inning at AT&T Park on August 6, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 6-3. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Albert Suarez #56 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the ninth inning at AT&T Park on August 6, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 6-3. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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With the Arizona Fall League now behind us, we’ll focus on San Francisco Giants players who are getting some work in the winter leagues.

Dominican Baseball League

Christian Arroyo – Pretty interesting to see the Giants top prospect playing winter ball, but Arroyo played three games game back in October to get some extra at-bats. He picked up a couple of hits, and I doubt we see him play again this winter.

Orlando Calixte – Currently on the Giants 40-man roster, Calixte is hitting just .179 in 28 at-bats this winter. His last game played was on November 18, so it’s unclear if he’s done for the winter or not.

Miguel Gomez – The utility player is ranked as the Giant’s 23rd best prospect by MLB.com after making his major league debut in 2017. He’s hitting just .161 in 31 at-bats this winter. His last game played was on November 19.

Ryder Jones – After getting a lot of playing time in the big leagues this past season, Jones wanted to pick up some extra at-bats this winter. He hit .204 in 54 at-bats with his last game played no November 4.

Jarrett Parker – The Giants outfielder played in only one game back on October 13 and picked up a hit in four at-bats.

Jose Dominguez – After being suspended for pretty much the entire 2017 season for a second positive test of a banned substance, Dominguez is getting work in the winter league. He pitched in two games but only recorded three outs, while giving up 1 run on 2 hits with 2 strikeouts. His last outing was back on October 24.

Roberto Gomez – Gomez made his major league debut this year but was roughed up in just 5.1 innings pitched. He’s made 3 appearances this winter, allowing 1 run on 1 hit and 1 walk in 2 innings pitched. His last appearance was on November 18, so he may not be done yet.

Reyes Moronta –  Another player that made his major league debut in 2017, Moronta posted a 2.70 ERA in 6.2 big league innings. This winter he’s pitched in one game — on November 14 — and allowed 1 hit in 0.2 innings with a strikeout. Moronta is ranked as the 26th best prospect for the Giants by MLB.com.

Tyler Rogers – Rogers had a very good season at Triple-A in 2017 posting a 2.37 ERA in 76 innings pitched. He pitched in three winter league games back in October and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 1.1 innings pitched.

Venezuela Baseball League 

Jose Flores – Flores had a solid 2017 between Double-A and Triple-A posting a 3.46 ERA in 112 innings pitched. So far this winter things have not gone as well with a 10.38 ERA in 8.2 innings pitched, allowing 18 hits and 6 walks with 7 strikeouts.

Matt Lujan – Lujan pitched to the tune of a 4.99 ERA at Double-A in 2017.  His numbers have not been good this winter with a 11.91 ERA in 11.1 innings pitched, allowing 18 hits and 8 walks with 8 strikeouts.

Albert Suarez –  Suarez has 115.2 major league innings under his belt with a career 4.51 ERA and 88 strikeouts. This winter he’s made four starts and has a 2.75 ERA over 19.2 innings with 13 strikeouts. He’s allowed 19 hits and 5 walks over that span. His last outing was on November 15.

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Mexican Baseball League 

Dusten Knight – Knight had a 3.52 ERA over 76.2 innings in 2017 playing in High-A and Triple-A.  This winter he has a 6.23 ERA in 6 games (5 starts) and 26 innings pitched with 23 strikeouts, while allowing 30 hits and 11 walks. His last game was on November 19.

Luis Pino – The 23-year-old was able to reach Double-A in 2017, but didn’t have much success there. This winter he has a 6.04 ERA in 22.1 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits and 14 walks with 14 strikeouts. His last outing was on November 18.

Australian Baseball League 

T.J. Bennett – Bennett played across three levels in 2017 reaching Triple-A, but only played in 59 games. The ABL just stared, but Bennett is hitting .250 in 12 at-bats with 2 home runs.

Next: San Francisco Giants: A Case for Eduardo Nunez

Check back with Around the Foghorn throughout the offseason as we keep you up-to-date with San Francisco Giants players in the winter leagues.

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