Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League Player Update

Continuing with the theme of Player Updates (Frontier, Cal Winter League, Arizona Winter League), the Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League (PRIBL) has provided Indy Ball Island with a list of players who have been signed during or after attending their league.

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 2016 PRIBL Transactions

This is the list of players that were signed during or after the PRIBL 2016 season. The list, which was updated on September 6 of this year, includes players who had signed at least a spring training contract for independent baseball. A total of 46 players found some opportunity with the help of PRIBL; some of these players received more than one contract during the year.
Asian Leagues (No Stats available)
Efrain Nieves – LHP (Lamigo Monkeys, Chinese Professional Baseball League, stats not available)
Timothy D Battle – OF (Kōchi Fighting Dogs, Shikoku Island League, Japan, stats not available)
Barrett Phillips – LHP (Kōchi Fighting Dogs, Shikoku Island League, Japan, stats not available)
Josh Ruiz – RHP (Shinano Grandserows, BC League, Japan, stats not available)
Europe’s Leagues
Jonathan Grishman – 1B/3B (Austrian Baseball League, Europe, stats not available)
Robert Shaw – 1B Signed with Feldkirch Cardinals, Best batter in the Austrian Baseball League with .541 avg
Quinn Tiernan – C Signed with Stuttgard Reds in German, ended season hitting .245 avg in 23 games.
*Zach Johnson – 1B/OF Signed with Mannheim Tornados in Germany, ended season hitting .316 avg in 28 games.
Brandon Worden – C Signed with Hannover Regents in Germany, ended season hitting .400 avg in 14 games.
Mexican Leagues
Jake Hovis – RHP Signed by Algodoneros de San Luis, release without playing a game.
*William Oliver – RHP Signed by Broncos de Reynosa, Mexico, release after pitching in 14 games with a 0-5 record and 12.50 ERA
Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs
Freddie Cabrera– RHP Signed by Long Island Ducks, currently playing with a 0-0 record and 7.10
ERA in 4 games.
 
American Association of Independent Professional Baseball
*Bryan Escanio – RHP Signed by Sioux City Explorers, currently playing with a 5-3 record and 5.60 ERA in 14 games.
Alex de la Cruz – RHP Signed by Joplin Blaster, currently playing with a 2-7 record and 6.04 ERA in 14 games.
Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball
Joe Perrotta – RHP Signed by Ottawa Champions, release after pitching in 1 game with a 0-1 record and 27.00 ERA. Retired by Injury
Fernando Cruz – RHP Signed by Ottawa Champions, currently playing with a 6-3 record and 2.62 ERA in 34 games.
Frontier League
Angel Reyes – RHP Signed by Normal CornBelters, release without playing a game. Injured before season.
*Javier Marticorena – IF Signed by Florence Freedom on August 15 after a very successful season in the Empire League, currently hitting .333 avg in 6 games.
Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs
Gilbert Guerra – OF Signed by Pittsburg Diamonds but did not attend spring training.
Ian Hagenmiller – 3B Signed by Pittsburg Diamonds, ended season with a .223 avg in 32 games.
Empire Professional Baseball League
 *Luc Pomales – 3B Signed by Old Orchard Beach Surge, ended season hitting .340 avg in 55 games.
Ricardo Pérez – SS Signed by Watertown Bucks, ended season hitting .282 avg in 31 games.
*Javier Marticorena – IF Signed by Watertown Bucks, ended season hitting .425 avg in 54 games.
*David Wynn – LHP Signed by Watertown Bucks, ended season with a 3-3 record and 6.06 ERA in 7 games.
Eckersley Villasamil – C Signed by Watertown Bucks, release without playing a game.
Juan Alcántara – C Signed by Watertown Bucks, release without playing a game.
*Steven Rodriguez – OF Signed by Sullivan Explorers, ended season hitting .250 avg in 12 at bats.
Hiroki Taniguchi – 2B Signed by Sullivan Explorers, release without playing a game.
Carlos Saenz – OF Signed by Sullivan Explorers, release without playing a game.
Gilberto Negrón – IF Signed by Sullivan Explorers, release without playing a game.
Felix Vega – 1B Signed by Sullivan Explorers, release without playing a game.
United Shore Professional Baseball League
Blake Harrell – OF Signed by Utica Unicorns, was released hitting .319 avg in 13 games.
Jaime Mcmillan – 1B Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, currently hitting .240 avg in 31 games.
Alex Delgado – 3B Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, currently hitting .281 avg in 46 games.
Kam Stewart – SS Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, currently hitting .314 avg in 44 games.
Joe Fiorino – OF Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, currently hitting .224 avg in 39 games.
*Zach Johnson – 1B Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, currently hitting .143 avg in 3 games.
*Drue Bravo – RHP Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, release after pitching in 14 games with a 1-3 record and 4.03 ERA
Josh Smetana – RHP Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, release after pitching in 9 games with a 0-3 record and 3.24 ERA
Julian Griffith – OF Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, released without playing a game.
*Roberto Feliciano – LHP Signed by Eastside Diamond Hoppers, but did not attend.
Liga Béisbol Superior Doble A de Puerto Rico
Hibraim Cordova – OF Signed by Patrulleros de San Sebastián, ended season hitting .309 avg in 20 games.
*Luis Ramos – LHP Signed by Patrulleros de San Sebastián, ended with 6-1 and 1.38 ERA in 9 games.
*David Wynn – LHP Signed by Patrulleros de San Sebastián, ended with 2-2 and 3.17 ERA in 7 games.
*Roberto Feliciano – LHP Signed by Cafeteros de Yauco, ended with 3-3 and 3.77 ERA in 10 games.
*Miguel Martínez – LHP Signed by Arenosos de Camuy, ended with 6-0 and 1.69 ERA in 11 games.
*Bryan Escanio – RHP Signed by Halcones de Gurabo, ended with 5-4 and 2.34 ERA in 11 games.
Ysander Figueroa – OF Signed by Sultanes de Mayaguez, ended season hitting .328 avg in 20 games.
2016 PRIBL players with contract in the next Winter Leagues
*Miguel Martínez – LHP (Tiburones de Aguadilla, Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente)
*Luis Ramos – LHP (Tiburones de Aguadilla, Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente)
Joshua Torres – RHP (Tiburones de Aguadilla, Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente)
*Steven Rodriguez – OF (Tiburones de Aguadilla, Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente)
*William Oliver – RHP (Criollos de Caguas, Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente)
Andrew Schenk – RHP (Peel Diamond, Australian League)
*Players with more than one contract in the same year (Different leagues).
Note:
32 of the 46 players were able to stay on the roster of their respective teams all year. More
transactions will be added in the next month. We are sending some players to the different Winter Leagues that we work with. For more information visit our website at:
or write us by email at info@pribaseball.com

 

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