Around the DSL: Baby Yankees Keep on Chugging Along
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The Dominican Baby Bombers are both flying high. The DSL Yankees 1 and the DSL Yankees 2 continue to sit atop the standings putting together impressive seasons. Today, we go Around the DSL and look at some of the stars of the New York Yankees future.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE: BOCA CHICA SOUTH
The DSL Yankees 1 are currently in third place in the North just five games out of first place. Despite going 5-5 over their last ten games, the DSL Yanks 1 still have an winning 24-18 record. 19-year old outfielder Pedro Urena continues his hot season. He is currently batting .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI. He’s getting on base at over a .350 lick and continues to maintain a plus-800 OPS. Fellow outfielder, 18-year old Dario Unda, is coming into his own. He is hitting .327 with two home runs and 21 RBI while getting on base at a .388 lick thus far in 2014. 19-year old short stop Ricardo Ferreira continues to watch his batting average drop, yet his OBP rise. He has walked 22 times this season, two more than he has struck out, and he makes the most of it. He has 15 stolen bases on the season. Raudy Guzman remains undefeated on the season, now at 3-0 with a microscopic 0.71 ERA and striking out 40 over 38 innings.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE BOCA CHICA NORTH
The DSL Yankees 2 continue to keep pace in the North. They, too, sit at 24-19 yet are 11 games out of first in third place. Left fielder Carlos Vidal, continues to be a hit machine. Just 18-years old, the Colombian prospect is hitting .360 while getting in base at a .481 average. Joining him in the outfield and leading the offense are the Diaz boys. 21-year old Cesar Diaz is batting .299 with two home runs and 30 RBI while getting on base over 40 percent of the time. Andy Diaz, the 18-year old Dominican prospect. is hitting .292 with three home runs and 31 RBI. The starting pitching has been roughed up this season as none have registered a win. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that some of the starters are seeing limited innings, however their combined ERA isn’t so hot either. Luckily, Rolando Calvo, Rodrigo Cortez and Isaac Padilla have been lights out from the pen this season. Combined the three are 12-2 on the season.