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Rays prospects and winter leagues: Fox continues hitting streak

Lucius Fox will likely be ending his 2018 on a high note.

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Next week’s update will include players in Australia and Puerto Rico, so that should be it for player additions, unless there are any late arrivals.


2B Jonathan Aranda, Liga Mexicana del Pacífico

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 2 AB, .000 BA/.000 OBP/.000 SLG

Aranda hasn’t played since Oct. 21 and is now listed on his club’s reserve list.

OF Ryan Boldt, Arizona Fall League

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 18 AB, .278 BA/.350 OBP/.278 SLG

Boldt is no longer listed on Peoria’s roster, so I’d assume his major offseason activity is over.

2B Vidal Brujan, Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 13 AB, .077 BA/.077 OBP/.077 SLG

Brujan last batted on Oct. 24.

SS Lucius Fox, AFL

This week: 13 AB, 1 R, 4 H, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
Offseason: 76 AB, .329 BA/.427 OBP/.382 SLG

Fox is riding an eight-game hitting streak in regular AFL games. He drew a walk in the Rising Stars Game.

OF Moises Gomez, Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional

This week: 16 AB, 2 R, 3 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 K
Offseason: 54 AB, .259 BA/.271 OBP/.500 SLG

After a hot start, Gomez has cooled down a bit, but he’s still playing regularly.

OF Emilio Gustave, LIDOM

This week: 8 AB, 1 R, 3 H, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1/1 SB
Offseason: 9 AB, .444 BA/.444 OBP/.444 SLG

Gustave has a hit in all three games he’s played in this offseason.

C Ronaldo Hernandez, AFL

This week: 3 AB, 1 R, 2 BB
Offseason: 7 AB, .143 BA/.333 OBP/.143 SLG

Unfortunately for Rays fans, it appears that Hernandez is not going to be receiving regular ABs in the AFL.

OF Joe McCarthy, AFL

This week: 7 AB, 2 R, 2 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 46 AB, .239 BA/.375 OBP/.370 SLG

All four of McCarthy’s extra-base hits this offseason came in two games, including Wednesday’s game with a double and home run.

C Rene Pinto, LVBP

This week: 3 AB, 1 R, 1 H, 1 2B, 2 K
Offseason: 48 AB, .188 BA/.235 OBP/.354 SLG

C David Rodriguez, LVBP

This week: 14 AB, 2 R, 4 H, 1 2B, 1 BB
Offseason: 57 AB, .351 BA/.362 OBP/.509 SLG

There have been fewer extra-base hits in recent games, but Rodriguez has maintained his strong start.

OF Jesus Sanchez, LIDOM

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 15 AB, .200 BA/.294 OBP/.267 SLG

Sanchez last played on Oct. 26.


LHP Kyle Bird, LMP

This week: 4 13 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Offseason: 13 23 IP, 2.63 ERA, 1.02 WHIP

Bird’s successful offseason has continued with two strikeouts in consecutive outings.

RHP Yoel Espinal, LIDOM

This week: 0 IP
Offseason: 0 IP, *.** ERA, *.** WHIP

LHP Matt Krook, AFL

This week: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Offseason: 10 23 IP, 7.59 ERA, 1.78 WHIP

Krook was back in the rotation for his most recent appearance. In the Fall Stars Game, he struck out the only batter he faced.

RHP Brandon Lawson, AFL

This week: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Offseason: 14 23 IP, 5.52 ERA, 1.36 WHIP

With a couple straight scoreless appearances — each lasting three innings — Lawson has settled in this offseason.

LHP Resly Linares, LIDOM

This week: 2 23 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Offseason: 7 IP, 2.57 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

LHP Dalton Moats, AFL

This week: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 9 23 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.31 WHIP

Moats’ great work in the AFL was rewarded with an invitation to the Rising Stars Game, where he walked a batter and recorded two outs.

LHP Luis Moncada, LVBP

This week: 6 23 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER), 6 BB, 3 K
Offseason: 12 13 IP, 2.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP

Moncada has two walks in three straight appearances, although his most recent one was a five-inning start.

RHP Angel Rodriguez, LVBP

This week: 0 IP
Offseason: 1 13 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP

Rodriguez last pitched on Oct. 18.

RHP Jhonleider Salinas, LVBP

This week: 0 IP
Offseason: 4 IP, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP

Salinas last pitched on Oct. 26.

RHP Phoenix Sanders, AFL

This week: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Offseason: 11 23 IP, 7.71 ERA, 1.97 WHIP

Like Lawson, Sanders has settled in a bit with two scoreless appearances out of his last three.

All stats are through games of Nov. 10.