Julio Pablo continues to be an unstoppable force at force at the plate this season. Yesterday the native of Guantánamo, Cuba was a catalyst in Round Rock’s 10-2 drubbing of Tacoma by swatting two hits in four trips to the plate an RBI and a run scored to watch his average soar to .435 on the campaign. For the 27-year-old outfielder right now is optimal time to stake his claim for a big league spot with the Texas Rangers hopefully later this year.
In double A César Prieto had a formidable day at the plate. The touted infielder from Cienfuegos, Cuba went 2-for-4 hit his third longball of the season, added a single, knocked in a run and scored on another occasion, but his best efforts couldn’t prevent Bowie’s loss to the Akron RubberDucks 7-4. Prieto who hit fourth and played second on the day is slashing. 444/.474/.667/1.140 on the young campaign. A long offseason of hard work is paying off for the Cuban early on this year at the plate.
In Advanced A Loidel Chapelli Jr went yard for the first time of the year in Winston-Salem triumph over Brooklyn 5-3. The second baseman drove in two runs and also scored two times to watch his average jump to a robust .429 on the season. The native of Camagüey, Cuba also sports a 1.357 OPS in first two games with the minor league club.
In Class A Rolando Espinosa of the Astros continues to maul minor league pitching to start the season to the tune of a .667 batting average. The Cuban outfielder mashed two hits in three trips to the plate, drove in a run and scored on another occasion to help the Fayetteville Woodpeckers edge the Fredericksburg Nationals 3-2.
Sandro Gastón (Houston): 4-0, 2 SO, .167.
Narbe Cruz (Houston): 3-1, BB, SO, .167.
Rolando Espinosa (Houston: 3-2, 2 2B (3), RBI, .667.
Leosdani Molina (Houston): 2-0, R, BB, .000.
Omar Hernández (Kansas City): 4-1, BB, SO, .222.
Michel Triana (Cincinnati): 4-0, .154.
Carlos Pelegrín (Detroit): 4-1, 2 RBI, R, 2 SO, .308.
Andy Pérez (Colorado): 3-1, R, .188.
Jorge Marcheco (LA Angels): 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 6 SO, 3 BB, 2.25 ERA.
Loidel Chapellí Jr (Whitesox) 4-2,HR,2RBI,2R
Roberto Campos (Detroit): 4-1, RBI (.231)
Ernesto Martínez (Milwaukee): 4-2, 2R, HR, 2RBI (.400)
Lázaro Armenteros (Oakland): 4-0, K (.000)
Yiddi Cappe (Miami): 4-2, 2R, 3B, RBI, K, SB (.267)
Juan Carlos Negret (Kansas City): 2-1, 2R, HR, RBI, K (.167)
Yanquiel Fernández (Colorado): 5-0, 3K (.000)
Geisel Cepeda (Texas): 4-1 (.200)
Edgar Quero (LA Angels): 4-1, R, BB (.333)
Andy Pagés (LA Dodgers): 4-2, 2R, 3RBI, BB, K (.357)
César Prieto (Orioles): 4-2, R, HR, RBI (.444)
Yoelqui Céspedes (White Sox): 4-1, BB, K (.333)
Eddy Díaz (Colorado): 3-1, 2R, RBI (.154)
Bryan Lavastida (Cleveland): 5-1, RBI, K (.067)*
Víctor Mesa Jr. (Miami): 5-2, 2B, 2K (.214)
Zach Neto (LA Angels): 5-4, R, HR, 3RBI, K (.500)*
Orlando Martínez (LA Angels): 6-1, R, 2K (.308)
Adrián del Castillo (Arizona): 4-0 (.250)*
Luis Avilés Jr (San Diego): 3-1, R, K, SB (.222)
Richard Guasch (Washington): 1.2 IP, H, 0ER, BB, 2K (0.00)
Víctor Mederos (LA Angels): 4.0 IP, H, BB, K (0.00)
Julio Pablo Martínez (Texas) 4-2 RBI,RBI,BB, .435
Rangel Ravelo 3-3 (San Diego) R,2BB, .333
Yennier Cano (Baltimore) 1.0 IP,0H,0ER,,K 0.00
Norge Luis Ruiz (Oakland) 1.0 IP,0H,0ER,7.94
Yolbert Sánchez (Whitesox) 3-1,R,.206
Laz Rivera (Whitesox) 2-0,R, .000
Dairon Blanco (Kansas City) 4-1 2B, .256
Andy Ibáñez (Detroit) 2-1 RBI, .273
Pedro León (Houston) 4-0 BB,.286
Joe Pérez (Houston) 4-1 K, .172
Rubén Cárdenas (Tampa) 4-1 2B, .269
Malcolm Núñez (Pittsburgh) 5-2 2R, .269
Yadiel Hernández (Washington) 4-1, .136