With the major league season at an end, winter ball started in October. Players go play in the Dominican, Venezuelan or Mexican leagues to get some extra at-bats, make up for lost time while injured or make up for a poor season. Here is an update on all the players the Yankees have playing in these various leagues.
Dominican Winter League
In 29 at-bats with Aguilas Cibaenas, outfielder Zoilo Almonte has hit .282/.378/.436 with two home runs and six walks, but also 12 strikeouts.
After being suspended in the Biogenesis scandal, outfielder Fernando Martinez has hit .389/.542/.556 in 18 at-bats for Leones del Escogido.
The Yankees' top catching prospect Gary Sanchez has struggled for Toros del Este, collecting only two hits over 16 at-bats and five games.
Left-handed reliever Francisco Rondon has only pitched in one game for Leones del Escogido, going 1.1 innings while giving up two hits, three walks with a strikeout, and one run allowed.
Venezuelan Winter League
Catcher Francisco Arcia has hit .333/.370/.542 with seven RBI in 24 at-bats for Aguilas de Zulia.
Shortstop Ali Castillo has hit .313/.327/.354 with five RBI in 48 at-bats for Aguilas de Zulia.
Outfielder Ramon Flores has only played in three games and gotten six at-bats so far for Tigres de Aragua. In that time he has collected one walk.
Navegantes del Magallanes outfielder Adonis Garcia has hit .255/.314/.468 with three home runs, three walks, and seven RBI, but he has also struck out 12 times.
Jose Gil has hit .238/.385/.405 with nine walks and seven strike outs over 42 at-bats as a catcher for Caribes de Anzoategui.
Aguilas de Zulia second baseman Jose Pirela has an organization-leading 72 at-bats and has hit .319/.420/.597 with 12 RBI and three stolen bases.
Mexican Winter League
Yaquis de Obregon right fielder Jose Figueroa has only seven at-bats and has two hits and a walk through those 10 games.
Shortstop Walter Ibarra has struggled mightily in 53 at-bats, collecting two hits and striking out 14 times with Venados de Mazatlan.
Outfielder Ronnier Mustelier has hit .238/.338/.302 with nine walks, 10 strikeouts and 11 RBI in 63 at-bats for Tomateros de Culiacan.
Giovanny Gallegos has been hit around over four games and 5.1 innings where he has given up eight hits, two walks and two strikeouts, while accumulating a 5.06 ERA.