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Ethan Small is playing for Leones del Escogido in the Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana (LIDOM) this winter and it's going terrific so far:

 

2 starts: 8.0 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 5 walks, 7 Ks

 

The team's roster includes Albert Pujols, Pedro Strop and probably some names that others will recognize: http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/roster.jsp?sid=l131&t=t_ros&cid=671

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Following Mass Haas' link down the rabbit hole, I count at least 15 Brewers on various winter league rosters:

 

Ethan Small – Dominican Republic – Leones del Escogido – 8.0 innings, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 7.9 K/9

Miguel Sanchez – Dominican Republic – Toros del Este – 2.0 innings, 9.00 ERA, 3.50 WHIP, 18.0 K/9

Andy Otero – Dominican Republic – Estrellas de Oriente – 8.0 innings, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 9.0 K/9

Note on Old Friend Jose Cuas – Brewers’ 2015 11th round infielder, cut in 2018; reinvented himself as a pitcher and was terrific for Royals AA club this year (1.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 8.9 K/9 in 32.1 innings) – playing for Aguilas Cibaenas this winter

 

Alex Palma – Venezuela – Leones de Caracas – 34 PAs, .688 OPS

Jesus Castillo – Venezuela – Bravos de Margarita – 3.0 innings, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 3.0 K/9

Jesus Lujano – Venezuela – Tiburones de La Guaira – 6 PAs, 1.200 OPS

Harold Chirino – Venezuela – Caribes de Anzoategui – 4.0 innings, 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 9.0 K/9

Antonio Pinero – Venezuela – Leones de Caracas – 9 PAs, .476 OPS

Jose Sibrian – Venezuela – Cardenales de Lara

Recent Friend: Luis Castro – Venezuela – Bravos de Margarita – 31 PAs, .433 OPS

 

Patrick Weigel – Puerto Rico – Cangrejeros de Santurce

Braden Webb – Puerto Rico – Indios de Mayaguez – 2.0 innings, 4.50 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 9.0 K/9

Nash Walters – Puerto Rico – Indios de Mayaguez – 1.1 innings, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 6.8 K/9

 

Fernando Olguin – Mexico – Tomateros de Culiacan – 7.1 innings, 1.23 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 11.0 K/9

Mario Perez – Mexico – Yaquis de Obregon – 0.2 inning, 27.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, 0.00 K/9

Ramon Carrasco – Mexico – Naranjeros de Hermosillo – 3.2 innings, 4.91 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 7.4 K/9

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While the individual player pages don't provide up-to-date stats, the links associated with the names point to the team stat page where you'll find the players name within the position player or pitcher sections.

 

So bookmark or favorite the post via this link. The stats listed are as of December 2nd, but you can then click the links to see the latest, and we'll try and update the text alongside each player's name once a week or so.

 

Following Mass Haas' link down the rabbit hole, I count at least 15 Brewers (now 16) on various winter league rosters:

 

LHP Ethan Small – Dominican Republic – Leones del Escogido – Four starts, 2.40 ERA, 15 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 6 BB, 12 K, 1.13 WHIP; 24-year-old 2019 1st round pick, split 2021 evenly at Biloxi and Nashville, career stats here

 

C Brett Sullivan – Dominican Republic – Leones del Escogido – 10 G, 11-for-33, .333 (four doubles), 3 BB, 4 K, 2 SB, .843 OPS - has finished play for season; 27-years-old, career stats here

 

INF Pablo Reyes – Dominican Republic – Tigres del Licey – 2 G, 0-for7, 1 BB, 1 K; 28-years-old, career stats here

 

RHP Miguel Sanchez – Dominican Republic – Toros del Este – Four relief appearances, 2.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3.86 WHIP; 27-years-old, career stats here

 

RHP J.C. Mejia – Dominican Republic – Tigres del Licey – Five relief appearances, 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0.29 WHIP; 25-years-old, career stats here

 

LHP Andy Otero – Dominican Republic – Estrellas de Oriente – Three starts, 2.84 ERA, 12.2 IP, 15 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1.18 WHIP; 29-year-old Panamanian native, split 2021 between Biloxi and Nashville, career stats here

 

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RHP Jesus Castillo – Venezuela – Bravos de Margarita – Two starts, 5.87 ERA, 7.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1.17 WHIP; 26-year-old saw action as a starter in Biloxi and in relief at Nashville in 2021, career stats here

 

OF Jesus Lujano – Venezuela – Tiburones de La Guaira – 9 G, 5-for-14 (one triple), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB, .900 OPS; 22-year-old primarily corner OF, LH bat saw action with Wisconsin, Biloxi and Nashville in 2021; career stats here

 

RHP Harold Chirino – Venezuela – Caribes de Anzoategui – Five relief appearances, 5.40 ERA, 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 HBP, 1 BB, 4 K, 0.80 WHIP; 23-year-old was at Wisconsin for all of 2021, career stats here

 

INF Antonio Pinero – Venezuela – Leones de Caracas – 14 G, 1-for-11 (one triple), 2 BB, 4 K, 0-for-2 SB; 22-year-old split time between Maryvale and Wisconsin in 2021; career stats here

 

C Jose Sibrian – Venezuela – Cardenales de Lara - 1 G, yet to have a plate appearance; 23-years-old; career stats including 2021 split between Maryvale and Carolina here

 

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RHP Braden Webb – Puerto Rico – Indios de Mayaguez – Two appearances (one start), 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2.84 ERA, 4 BB, 8 K, 1.26 WHIP; 26-year-old 2016 3rd round pick spent all of 2021 with Biloxi, career stats here

 

RHP Nash Walters – Puerto Rico – Indios de Mayaguez – Four relief appearances, 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0.00 ERA, 0 BB, 5 K, 0.46 WHIP; 24-year-old 2015 3rd round pick spent all of 2021 with Wisconsin, career stats here

 

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RHP Fernando Olguin – Mexico – Tomateros de Culiacan – 11 relief appearances, 10.1 innings, 1.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 6 BB, 10 K; 20-year-old had a nice Maryvale campaign: 10 G (three starts), 2.87 ERA, 31.1 IP, 26 H, 8 BB, 30 K, 1.09 WHIP; career stats here

 

RHP Mario Perez – Mexico – Yaquis de Obregon – 0.2 inning, 27.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, 0.00 K/9; 19-year-old i Maryvale: 11 G (six starts), 5.36 ERA, 40.1 IP, 47 H, 24 BB, 34 K, 1.76 WHIP; career stats here

 

RHP Ramon Carrasco – Mexico – Naranjeros de Hermosillo – three relief appearances - 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1.09 WHIP; 2021 in Maryvale, 13 relief appearances, 6.00 ERA, 33 IP, 29 H, 27 BB, 21 K, 1.70 WHIP, turned 19 years old last August; career stats here

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Now 18 players in Winter Ball (adding 17-year old Jackson Chourio to the mix), with Small, Mejia and Otero continuing to impress, along with Webb, Walters and Olguin:

 

LHP Ethan Small – Dominican Republic – Leones del Escogido – 1.80 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 7.7 K/9 in 20.0 innings over 5 starts

 

C Brett Sullivan – Dominican Republic – Leones del Escogido –.273/.360/.364 in 50 PAs

 

INF Pablo Reyes – Dominican Republic – Tigres del Licey – .000/.125/.000 in 8 PAs

 

RHP Miguel Sanchez – Dominican Republic – Toros del Este – 4.15 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, 12.5 K/9 in 4.1 innings over 7 relief appearances

 

RHP J.C. Mejia – Dominican Republic – Tigres del Licey – 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 12.2 K/9 in 14.0 innings over 12 relief appearances

 

LHP Andy Otero – Dominican Republic – Estrellas de Oriente – 2.22 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 7.3 K/9 in 28.1 innings over 6 starts

 

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RHP Jesus Castillo – Venezuela – Bravos de Margarita – 4.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 2.5 K/9 in 25.1 innings over 6 starts

 

RHP Arnaldo Hernandez – Venezuela – Tiburones de La Guaira – 7.07 ERA, 1.93 WHIP, 6.4 K/9 in 14.0 innings over 13 relief appearances and 1 start

 

OF Jesus Lujano – Venezuela – Tiburones de La Guaira – .261/.320/.348 in 25 PAs

 

RHP Harold Chirino – Venezuela – Caribes de Anzoategui – 11.25 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, 6.8 K/9 in 8.0 innings over 9 relief appearances

 

INF Antonio Pinero – Venezuela – Leones de Caracas – .091/.286/.091 in 17 PAs

 

OF/2B Jackson Chourio - Venezuela - Aguilas del Zulia - .125/.176/.489 in 17 PAs

 

C Jose Sibrian – Venezuela – Cardenales de Lara – 1 game, no PAs

 

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RHP Braden Webb – Puerto Rico – Indios de Mayaguez – 3.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 12.6 K/9 in 20.2 innings over 6 relief appearances and 2 starts

 

RHP Nash Walters – Puerto Rico – Indios de Mayaguez – 2.84 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 12.8 K/9 in 6.1 innings over 8 relief appearances

 

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RHP Fernando Olguin – Mexico – Tomateros de Culiacan – 1.50 ERA, 100 WHIP, 8.3 K/9 in 12.0 innings over 12 relief appearances

 

RHP Mario Perez – Mexico – Yaquis de Obregon – 27.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, 0.0 K/9 in 0.2 innings in one relief appearance

 

RHP Ramon Carrasco – Mexico – Naranjeros de Hermosillo – 4.91 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 7.4 K/9 in 3.2 innings over 3 relief appearances

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Doubtful we're going to get any additional winter league statistical updates unless the actual daily box scores emerge online.

 

As in past years, the winter leagues are in this odd multi-week round-robin portion of their schedules in which the season-to-date "regular season" numbers are not updated.

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Doubtful we're going to get any additional winter league statistical updates unless the actual daily box scores emerge online.

 

As in past years, the winter leagues are in this odd multi-week round-robin portion of their schedules in which the season-to-date "regular season" numbers are not updated.

 

Bummer. Thanks for all the Updates while they lasted. Always appreciated!

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LHP Andy Otero (Biloxi / Nashville in 2021) has been excellent in his Dominican Winter League stint.

 

Otero, a native of Panama, tossed at least 5.0 innings in all eight starts of the combined regular and round-robin seasons, and in nine of his 11 overall starts, including the postseason. The pre-playoff numbers are reflected in the Baseball Reference page linked above, including his 1.79 ERA in 40.1 frames.

 

He started Game One of the Dominican Final Series Monday and received a no-decision - 5.0 IP, allowed 3 hits, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. His team would grab a walk-off win in 11 innings.

 

Overall in those three postseason starts, Otero has only allowed two earned runs over 15.1 IP in three starts, a 1.17 ERA.

 

Brief VIDEO from Monday night

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LHP Andy Otero (Biloxi / Nashville in 2021) has been excellent in his Dominican Winter League stint.

 

Otero, a native of Panama, tossed at least 5.0 innings in all eight starts of the combined regular and round-robin seasons, and in nine of his 11 overall starts, including the postseason. The pre-playoff numbers are reflected in the Baseball Reference page linked above, including his 1.79 ERA in 40.1 frames.

 

He started Game One of the Dominican Final Series Monday and received a no-decision - 5.0 IP, allowed 3 hits, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. His team would grab a walk-off win in 11 innings.

 

Overall in those three postseason starts, Otero has only allowed two earned runs over 15.1 IP in three starts, a 1.17 ERA.

 

Brief VIDEO from Monday night

 

I'm curious how he is viewed in and outside the Organization. I haven't seen Otero mentioned in any of the 'Top Prospects' publications this off-season. I see a Lefty - diminutive in stature - that appears to have mild velocity. Is he viewed as 'just a guy'? Admittedly, I don't know much about him and am just trying to get a sense.

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I'm curious how he is viewed in and outside the Organization. I haven't seen Otero mentioned in any of the 'Top Prospects' publications this off-season. I see a Lefty - diminutive in stature - that appears to have mild velocity. Is he viewed as 'just a guy'? Admittedly, I don't know much about him and am just trying to get a sense.

 

One of the best ways to learn about the players - audio interviews.

 

Here's Andy Otero with Nashville's Jeff Hem from last July.

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I'm curious how he is viewed in and outside the Organization. I haven't seen Otero mentioned in any of the 'Top Prospects' publications this off-season. I see a Lefty - diminutive in stature - that appears to have mild velocity. Is he viewed as 'just a guy'? Admittedly, I don't know much about him and am just trying to get a sense.

 

One of the best ways to learn about the players - audio interviews.

 

Here's Andy Otero with Nashville's Jeff Hem from last July.

 

Thank you, Sir. That was an interesting interview! He has an excellent grasp of English - very impressive. Another Brew Crew reclamation project...excited to see how he performs in Year 2.

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Notice: Joey Wiemer update and reflecting on 2021 and bringing it into this season…

 

https://www.mlb.com/brewers/video/ethan-small-on-his-progression

 

cough cough

 

I already have that linked in the minor league media thread. This thread is on winter ball.

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Notice: Joey Wiemer update and reflecting on 2021 and bringing it into this season…

 

https://www.mlb.com/brewers/video/ethan-small-on-his-progression

 

cough cough

 

I already have that linked in the minor league media thread. This thread is on winter ball.

You guys might want to get tested for COVID, seems like you both have some issues with coughing.

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