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Rays prospects and winter leagues: Peoria, Rays prospects win championship

While the Arizona Fall League ends, action in Australia and Puerto Rico begins.

Arizona Fall League All Star Game
Lucius Fox played a role in Peoria’s championship win
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Rays prospects got to celebrate even more over the weekend. Peoria prevailed in the AFL Championship with contributions from Lucius Fox, Dalton Moats, and former Rays minor leaguer Anthony Misiewicz.

Hitters

2B Jonathan Aranda, Liga Mexicana del Pacífico

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

C Chris Betts, Australian Baseball League

This week: 14 AB, 3 R, 3 H, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
Offseason: 14 AB, .214 BA/.313 OBP/.429 SLG

Betts has missed a lot of time with injuries, but he was good enough to be a top-20 prospect in the New York-Penn League ($). The extra at-bats will certainly help.

OF Ryan Boldt, Arizona Fall League

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

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

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

OF Carl Chester, ABL

This week: 15 AB, 4 R, 5 H, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 SB
Offseason: 15 AB, .333 BA/.375 OBP/.400 SLG

Chester was solid in 2018 for Class-A Bowling Green and Class A-Advanced Charlotte.

SS Lucius Fox, AFL

This week: 10 AB, 3 R, 3 H, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 86 AB, .326 BA/.437 OBP/.384 SLG

Fox concluded a quality AFL campaign by reaching base three times, picking up a steal, and scoring a run in the AFL Championship.

OF Moises Gomez, Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional

This week: 16 AB, 2 R, 3 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 K
Offseason: 70 AB, .271 BA/.273 OBP/.471 SLG

Gomez’s five-game hitting streak that included three extra-base hits ended during the week.

IF Tristan Gray, ABL

This week: 10 AB, 3 R, 4 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 7 BB, 4 K, 2/3 SB
Offseason: 10 AB, .400 BA/.647 OBP/1.000 SLG

Gray has done a little — or a lot — of everything so far in Australia.

OF Emilio Gustave, LIDOM

This week: 12 AB, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0/1 SB
Offseason: 21 AB, .381 BA/.409 OBP/.381 SLG

Gustave also recently lost a five-game hitting streak.

OF Guillermo Heredia, LIDOM

This week: 9 AB, 3 H, 2 K
Offseason: 9 AB, .333 BA/.333 OBP/.333 SLG

Veterans tend to populate the rosters in the Caribbean leagues, but Heredia is the first to pop up for the Rays so far this offseason.

C Ronaldo Hernandez, AFL

This week: 7 AB, 3 R, 4 H, 1 3B, 2 RBI
Offseason: 14 AB, .357 BA/.438 OBP/.500 SLG

Hernandez reached base in all four of his AFL games.

OF Joe McCarthy, AFL

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 46 AB, .239 BA/.375 OBP/.370 SLG

Per Marc Topkin, McCarthy broke his hand but should be ready to play next season.

C Rene Pinto, LVBP

This week: 5 AB, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 53 AB, .208 BA/.263 OBP/.358 SLG

C David Rodriguez, LVBP

This week: 12 AB, 1 R, 5 H, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Offseason: 69 AB, .362 BA/.389 OBP/.536 SLG

OF Jesus Sanchez, LIDOM

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

Pitchers

LHP Kyle Bird, LMP

This week: 3 13 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
Offseason: 18 IP, 2.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP

Bird continued his nice work in Mexico and now has a strikeout in nine straight appearances.

RHP Yoel Espinal, LIDOM

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

LHP Matt Krook, AFL

This week: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
Offseason: 13 23 IP, 5.93 ERA, 1.54 WHIP

Krook ended his AFL season with his best outing, striking out five in three scoreless innings.

RHP Brandon Lawson, AFL

This week: 1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Offseason: 15 23 IP, 7.47 ERA, 1.79 WHIP

Lawson’s last appearance, on the other hand, was his worst.

LHP Resly Linares, LIDOM

This week: 0 IP
Offseason: 7 IP, 2.57 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

LHP Dalton Moats, AFL

This week: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Offseason: 10 23 IP, 0.84 ERA, 0.47 WHIP

Moats was finally charged with an earned run in his final regular-season AFL appearance. In the championship, he struck out two in one inning.

LHP Luis Moncada, LVBP

This week: 0 IP
Offseason: 12 13 IP, 2.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP

RHP Jesus Ortiz, Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente

This week: 1 13 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 1 13 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP

Ortiz — who mostly pitched for short-season Hudson Valley this season — is the Rays’ only player in Puerto Rico so far.

RHP Joe Peguero, ABL

This week: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Offseason: 2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP

Peguero was ranked as the No. 31 prospect in the organization entering the season, but he struggled again for Rookie-level Princeton.

RHP Angel Rodriguez, LVBP

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

RHP Jhonleider Salinas, LVBP

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

LHP Cristopher Sanchez, ABL

This week: 1 13 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 1 13 IP, 6.75 ERA, 3.00 WHIP

Perth is expecting some big contributions from Sanchez this season.

RHP Phoenix Sanders, AFL

This week: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Offseason: 13 23 IP, 7.90 ERA, 1.90 WHIP

Sanders had eight strikeouts in six innings over his final three appearances, but he was also charged with three runs.

Australian stats are through games of Nov. 18. All other stats are through games of Nov. 17.