Countries feed on Dominican talent

There is a saying that wherever baseball is played, there is a Dominican. And this phrase applies perfectly to the Gran Caracas 2023 Caribbean Series.

According to data provided by our columnist Kevin Cabral, there are a total of 14 Dominicans in the other teams outside the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean classic, of which 11 are pitchers.

The MVP – Isaías Tejeda

The loudest case of Dominicans playing with other countries is Isaías Tejeda, who was the most valuable, who accumulated a .458 batting average with a .625 slugging percentage, which translated into an OPS of 1.144, along with eight runs. RBIs, three runs scored and 15 total bases. In the regular season, he hit nine home runs with 35 RBIs and 39 runs. He currently is fourth up in the lineup.

The ones from Curaçao

Franklin Van Gurp, is the son of a Dominican mother and was born in San Martin, he pitched with the Estrellas Orientales last season. During two and a third innings, they made three earned runs and gave up 4 walks. He struck out three opponents. In the Series with Curaçao he works as a reliever and he has a save. While Wendell Floranus was born in Curacao, also the son of a Dominican mother, who has a save for the Wildctas squad. The other is Edgar García, who pitched with the green team in 2022, during four innings he struck out four and allowed one hit.

Through Panama

Elvin Liriano is a face known by the Federales, since for the second consecutive event he participates with the team.

Edison Frías, a native of Puerto Plata, already had an opening in the tournament. He pitched 5 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and four walks against the Wilcdcats. Infielder Enrique Valdez, who appeared available in the last Lidom Rookie Draft, stands out on offense with Panama, with timely hits and sure hands at shortstop.

Puerto Plata by Puerto Rico

Puerto Plata pitcher Ricardo Gómez (El Gago), for several seasons, shines in the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (LBPRC). He plays with the Criollos de Caguas and last season he got his save number 50. In 21 and a third innings he had a 2.12 ERA with 21 strikeouts. He is 44 years old.

Cowboys Pitching Quintet

Yelmison Peralta, selected by the Leones del Escogido in the 2015 Draft and with experience with Caballeros de Santiago in the Dominican Summer League, participated in the Venezuelan baseball league with Tiburones de la Guaira, before playing with Toros de Sincelejo in the Colombian ball and earn a spot with the Vaqueros champions.

Samuel Burgos, who pitched for the Dominican Republic at the Bolivarian Games in Valledupar last year, recording 13 strikeouts in a win over Peru, has found a job in the South American nation. Yesterday he pitched two innings and two thirds without allowing liberties in the victory against Cuba. Francisco López also works from the bullpen.

Francisco Jiménez has pitched multiple innings in relief and Eduar López led the team’s first win against the Indians in 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts.

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