One Winter League regular season has wrapped up, so it’s time for another Winter League report!
Thankfully, the Dominican Winter League is still ongoing, therefore select players will continue to play. However, there are a few players who may be inactive until the start of spring training.
In this article, we’ll look at each player that played in LIDOM, as well as their performance. In an accompanying article that will come out later on Monday, we’ll look at how other Jays prospects are doing in the three other Winter Leagues.
Editor’s note: I didn’t include Nate Pearson because I wrote an article about him here when he finished up his season. Also Spencer Horwitz didn’t participate, even though he was apparently loaned to Estrellas.
It was surprising to me that I didn’t see López’s name pop up on the end-of-season draft. Yes, LIDOM has a draft where the four playoff teams pick players off the rosters of the two non-playoff teams.
Escogencias de los equipos en el draft de reingreso de LIDOM.#DraftDeReingreso #RoundRobinLIDOM
Gracias al equipo de operaciones que nos envió el listado. pic.twitter.com/g1MEkr5asD
— WinterballData (@WinterballData) December 18, 2022
López slashed .304/.353/.380 with no homers in 88 plate appearances but was an everyday player filling in at centre field and second base. Below is a Tweet that shows all 20 players drafted by the four teams.
Otto López (@ottolopez23) is ottomatic.
He drives in two with this base hit up the middle!#BlueJays pic.twitter.com/ApbTDyIht6
— Brennan Delaney (@Brennan_L_D) December 10, 2022
Interestingly, former Blue Jays farmhand Rhiner Cruz was selected by Estrellas, who have both Rainer Núñez and Vinny Capra on the roster. We’ll get to them.
Throughout each of these articles, I’ve mentioned a few prospects that didn’t get a lot of plate appearances, and likely won’t if their team has qualified for the playoffs. Let’s just go through them quickly.
Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation