Two of those players, first baseman Lazaro Alonso and infielder/outfielder Osniel Madera, should draw interest from major league teams. Yoel Rojas, the No. 4 catcher on Pinar Del Rio who entered the season as a 20-year-old, also left the country.
Alonso, a lefthanded hitter who is around 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, was in the midst of a strong rookie season in Serie Nacional. Entering the season as a 19-year-old, Alonso batted .299/.436/.494 in 110 plate appearances with four home runs, 20 walks and 19 strikeouts. Alonso spent most of his time at DH at first base, along with a bit of time in left field as well. He had started to receive regular playing time in November in December, but since the second half of the season began last month, Alonso had just three plate appearances in 17 games, with veteran William Saavedra logging the majority of the work at first base and Pinar Del Rio using Randy Arozarena as the primary DH.
Alonso played in Cuba’s “Sub-23” league last summer for players age 23 and under and had a loud season at the plate, batting .395/.495/.535 in 104 plate appearances, ranking second in the league in batting average.
Alonso will be subject to the bonus pools,
(Google Translate) Japanese professional baseball teams and the 33 Major League Baseball (MLB) sets out the remaining challenges are frustrated gotta Yang Hyeon-jong (27) Research on KIA Tigers.
Japanese sports professional media The Daily Sports' "The Great Hanshin Korea should observe lefty throwing fastballs up to Yang Hyeon-jong 152㎞" he reported.
According to the media, Hanshin has sent a team in a practice match official KIA and the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of 24 and 26 held in Okinawa.
The Daily Sport 'emphasized that "Yang Hyeon-jong was going to realize that appearances are in practice match against Hiroshima" and "This is a golden opportunity Yang Hyeon-jong is to determine whether anyone in Japan through other".
The Daily Sport 'is said, "After the season Yang Hyeon-jong is again expected to challenge the international stage expansion".
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