Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 12/2/12
We’re back with another edition of the weekly off-season league rundown.  Check it out, as we take a tour around the globe for a look at Phillies talents participating in various autumn and winter league action. Venezuelan League- With La Guaira, righty-handed hurler J.C. Ramirez (pictured, left) has posted a 2-1 record with a 10.80 ERA through 10 outings while walking seven and striking out six in 6 /23 innings.  The 24-year-old, who was acquired as part of the 2009 Cliff Lee trade with Seattle, pitched exclusively as a reliever in the Phillies system this in 2012, sporting a 3-4 record with a 4.01 ERA and a .230 batting average against in 45 games at Double-A and Triple A. Freddy Galvis is batting .291 with six doubles, two triples and five homers in 40 games with Zulia.  Galvis, 23, batted .226 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 58 games with the big league Phillies in 2012. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez has posted a .286 average with a home run, nine RBI and a league leading 13 stolen bases in 28 games for Margarita.  Hernandez was an All-Star with Double-A Reading this year, prior to earning a promotion to Triple-A. The switch-hitting 22-year-old posted a .291/.329/.404 line in 133 combined regular season games in 2012. Also with Margarita, shortstop Edgar Duran has tallied a .282 average with five doubles, one homer and eight RBI in 27 contests.  In 121 games for Class A Advance Clearwater in 2012, Duran sported a .253 batting average with seven homers and 49 RBI. With Aragua, first baseman Cody Overbeck is batting .118 with one RBI through five games. The 26-year-old Overbeck, who was the Phils’ 9th round draft pick in 2008, posted a .716 OPS in 133 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this year. Infielder Andres Blanco is batting .169 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI in 21 games for Magallanes.  The 28-year-old Blanco posted a .235/.301/.346 line in 120 games for Lehigh Valley in 2012. Righty Justin Friend has a 2-1 record with a save, a 5.19 ERA and a .268 batting average against in 20 games with La Guaira.  Friend, 26, was an All-Star closer for Reading in the Eastern League in 2012.  In 50 combined games at Double-A and Triple-A this year, Friend notched a 4-1 record with 25 saves and a 1.33 ERA. Michael Cisco (pictured, right) has 3-1 record with a 6.04 ERA in 19 games with La Guaira.  The 25-year-old Cisco put together a 5-3 record with three saves and a 1.80 ERA in 40 combined outings with Reading and Lehigh Valley this year. 20-year-old right-hander Manaure Martinez has a 1-1 record with a 3.68 ERA in six relief outings for Aragua.  Martinez has struck out four and walked four in 7 1/3 innings.  During the 2012 regular season, with the Gulf Coast League Phils and the short-season Williamsport Crosscutters, Martinez sported a combined 4-5 record with a 3.53 ERA and an 8.55 K/9 mark. Dominican League- Outfielder Leandro Castro, playing mostly as a back up for Oriente, has posted a .280 batting average with no extra base hits, two RBI and two stolen bases in 21 games. The 23-year-old Castro batted .287 with 10 homers and 71 RBI in 133 games and was an All-Star for Double-A Reading this year. Lisalverto Bonilla has a 1-4 record with two saves and a 7.50 ERA in 14 games for Escogido.  Bonilla has struck out 16 batters in 12 innings.  The 22-year-old righty posted a 1.55 ERA in 31 combined relief appearances with Class A Advanced Clearwater and Double-A Reading during the 2012 regular season, prior to suffering a season-ending injury in July. Michael Martinez has his batting average up to .175 after putting together a four-game hitting streak this week with Oriente.  The 30-year-old utility man appeared in 45 games while batting .171 with the big league Phillies in 2012. Veteran left-hander Juan Valdes has a 1-1 record with a 3.18 ERA in five starts with Este.  Valdes is also sporting an 8.47 K/9 mark along with a .203 batting average against.  The 35-year-old had a 2.90 ERA in 27 games with the Phillies this year. Catcher Steven Lerud has a .231 average along with a double, a homer and three RBI in 11 games for Este.  Lerud, 28, was 2-for-10 in three big league games with the Phillies this year. Juan Morillo has no decisions, a 2.16 ERA and a .286 batting average against in eight games for Escogido.  The 29-year-old Morillo pitched for both Reading and Lehigh Valley in 2012, posting a combined 1-2 record with a 5.34 ERA in 40 appearances. Righty hurler Juan Sosa sports a 4.50 ERA along with no decisions while striking out six batters and walking none in six innings for Licey.  The 23-year-old had a 5-7 record with four saves and a 4.26 ERA in 46 games (five starts) for Clearwater this year. Australian League- Tim Kennelly (pictured, left) is batting .250 with a double and two RBI in four games as an offensive player for Perth.  Meanwhile, the 26-year-old has allowed three earned runs in two innings of work (13.50 ERA) on the mound. University of Delaware product Carlos Alonso, who put together a five-game hitting streak this week, is batting .225 with a homer and two RBI in 12 games for Brisbane.  The 24-year-old infielder batted .278 with four home runs and 40 RBI in 93 games for Clearwater this year. Liam Bedford, a 19-year-old catcher, is batting .200 with a double and 2 RBI for his hometown Melbourne Aces.  Bedford batted .130 in 19 games with the Gulf Coast League team during the 2012 season. Puerto Rican League- Julio Rodriguez has a 1-0 record and a 1.80 ERA while striking out 10 batters and walking just one in 10 innings for Carolina.  In 29 games (22 starts) for Reading in 2012, the 22-year-old was 7-7 with a 4.23 ERA and 9.13 K/9. Mexican League- Sebastian Valle has posted a .228 batting average with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI in 18 games with his hometown Los Mochis team.  The 22-year-old catcher was widely ranked as the Phillies’ top positional prospect headed into the 2012 season.
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