Winter League Stats Recap: Liga Paralela de Beisbol

The more you dig into baseball, the more baseball you find underneath.  While the majors may be the pinnacle, there is much along the way and parallel to the straight path.  During the winter in Venezuela the main league is Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional (LVBP), but beneath it is Liga Paralela de Beisbol.  The League functions as a feeder system of sorts for LVBP, and its teams consist of locally affiliated teams, major league affiliated teams, and hybrids.  The Phillies field a team out of their academy during the winter.  The league offers the first look at July 2 prospects as well as continued playing time for other other young players in the organization.  Like most winter leagues, it is best not to read too much into the stats as we have little context for what is actually occurring in these games.  The full stats for the team can be found here, but here is a quick recap of names that should be familiar to most of you.  As always keep in mind age as well when you make any snap judgements.


SSDaniel Romero35942007192.330.388.351
SSArquimedes Gamboa28892008302.247.313.270
CFJesus Alastre25855103106.329.406.412
RFFreddy Zorrila24743247221.284.341.541
CJose Mayorga2243201932.256.396.372
CGregori Rivera2167422380.239.278.448
CLenin Rodriguez1853300883.358.444.415
SSGrenny Cumana1650600443.280.327.400
SSDaniel Brito1340500481.250.326.375
LFCarlos Duran1343310773.209.340.326
  • Lenin Rodriguez ($300,000), Arquimedes Gamboa ($900,000), and Daniel Brito ($650,000) represent 3 of the Phillies top 4 July 2 signings
  • After getting hit by 22 pitches in 63 regular season VSL games, Jesus Alastre was hit by 8 pitches in his 25 games this winter


Edubray Ramos404.02.2512025
Frank Rivas505.00.0003012
Ricardo Pinto606.22.7028025
Carlos Indriago5313.06.23916046
Alejandro Arteaga5519.12.33514038
Sergio Velis5420.22.61622069
Lewis Alezones8627.04.0012262721
  • Sergio Velis was a $125,000 signing as part of the July 2, 2011 class that saw the Phillies sign Carlos Tocci and Jiandido Tromp
  • Arteaga has struggled to miss bats at every level but his velocity was apparently up to 96mph in NYPL

Bonus Panamanian Shortstop:

Since we have the stats for fellow J2 shortstops from Venezuela it is only fair we add in the third member of the group in Jonathan Arauz ($600,000) who is playing in the Panama teenage league, with fairly good success.

SSJonathan Arauz207332113102.301.447.438


Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman

Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.