Let us start with the guys currently playing pro ball in the U.S.
Yan Gomes, C-IF – Currently with Las Vegas (TOR AAA): Gomes has been on the Vegas to Toronto shuttle; he’s been called up and sent down three times, including one time on nearly the same day. As long as Toronto is in contention, keeps having injuries/suspensions/performance issues with their pitchers and position players, Gomes will probably continue to get at-bats with the Big League team this season. He’s proven to be very versatile, playing C, 1B, 3B and the outfield. Plus, he has 3 home runs in 44 at-bats (17 games) in The Show, that’s more home runs, at-bats or games than any Brazilian in MLB history.
Paulo Orland0, OF – NW Arkansas (KC AA): .277 BA, 28 R, 8 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 9 BB, 29 K, .658 OPS
Andre Rienzo, P – Birmingham (CWS AA): Rienzo came off his 50-game PED suspension and was promoted to Double AA. Since then he’s pitched very well, going 2-0 in 3 starts with a 0.49 ERA, or only 1 earned run allowed in 18.1 innings pitched. He also has 14 K’s and has scattered 10 hits and 10 BB’s in that time for a 1.09 WHIP.
Murilo Gouvea, P – Lexington (HOU A): 2-3, 2.49 ERA, , 1 Save, 28 Appearances, 43.1 IP, 16 BB, 51 K, 1.08 WHIP
Leonardo Reginatto, SS – Hudson Valley (TB A-short season): .310 BA, 9 Games, 29 AB, 4 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, .720 OPS
Felipe Burin, 3B – Pulaski (SEA Rookie): .077 BA in 4 Games (13 AB), 1 2B, 1 RBI
Pedro Okuda, SS – VSL Mariners (SEA Rookie): .322 BA, 24 R, 8 2B, 4 3B, 16 RBI, .874 OPS
Thyago Vieira, P – VSL Mariners (SEA Rookie): 2-4, 6.14 ERA in 7 GS
Felipe Talos, C – VSL Mariners (SEA Rookie): Signed this year out of the CT Yakult academy in Ibiúna, Talos has just started getting some at-bats in Venezuela: .273 BA, 7 Games, 11 AB, 1 3B.
Rafael Moreno, P – DSL Orioles (BAL Rookie): 0-0, 1.06 ERA, 4 G, 2 GS, 17 IP, 6 BB, 11 K, 0.94 WHIP
In the Liga São Paulo de Beisebol (LSPB), the first round of playoffs have started with the following results:
June 24th results:
- Giants 7 x Bacamartes 0
- Mackenzie 10 x Medicina Santos 4
July 1 schedule :
- New Giants x Dragons
- São Bernardo x Bats
Here are the current Liga Paulista de Beisebol (LPB) standings:
- Farmime A 8-0
- Piracicaba 6-2
- Underdogs 6-2
- Americana 6-2
- Wild Eagles 4-4
- Farmime B 3-5
- São Francisco 2-6
- Pirituba -7
- Campinas 0-8
Also last weekend, the U-17 14th Annual Brazilian Baseball Inter-Club Open Championships were played in Ibiúna, with the host team winning the tournament. More information on the tournament results (in Portuguese) can be found on the CBBS website.