Julio Pablo Martínez is staking his claim for a big league callup (+MiLB Cuban Report)

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


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