It was two different stories this week for the future New York Yankees in the Dominican Summer League. The DSL Yankees 1 team tore apart the Boca Chica South going undefeated on the week. The DSL Yankees 2, on the other hand, found wins harder to come by. Here’s a look at the week that was and the team leaders in this week’s Around the DSL.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE: BOCA CHICA SOUTH
The DSL Yankees 1 team couldn’t have had a much better week. The Baby Bombers of the BCS went 5-0 on the week, moving their season record to 35-24. They now sit in third place just seven games out of first. Their offense was powered by 18-year old second baseman Welfrin Mateo this week as he had seven hits and five RBI on the week. He’s now batting .310 on the season with four home runs and 24 RBI. 19-year old outfielder Pedro Urena continues to be the steady backbone of this offense. He too had a big week, registering seven hits of his own while driving in four. He now has a .298 batting average on the season with seven home runs and 36 RBI. Miguel Rosario, the 19-year old righty, had a huge week, finishing up with two wins. He now sits at 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA and 26 strikeouts over 25.1 innings pitched. Raudy Guzman registered yet another win this week was well. He now sits at 5-1 on the season with an impressive 2.02 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 58 innings while walking just eight batters for a microscopic 0.93 ERA.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE BOCA CHICA NORTH
The DSL Yankees 2 are reeling as they had an atrocious 2-5 week. The poor performance evens their season record at 30-30, dropping them to fourth place overall and 17 games out of first place. 18-year old left fielder Carlos Vidal continues his strong season. He added a couple of 2-for-5 performances this past week. He is currently batting .385 with one home run, 31 RBI, and 55 runs scored in only 48 games. He has also walked 37 times while striking out just 27 which has helped him accrue an eye-popping .504 on base percentage. The Yankees may have themselves yet another catching prospect on their hands. 19-year old Algeni Mateo is quietly having a solid season. He is currently batting .351 with three home runs and 24 RBI. 21-year old righty Rolando Calvo continues to be one of the few bright spots on the pitching staff. Calvo sits at 7-2 with a 3.00 ERA on the season while striking out 29 batters over 33 innings. Freddery Arias continues to impress at the backend of the bullpen, sitting at 3-1 with six saves and a 2.28 ERA.