Found October 28, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
With the exception of the Puerto Rican Winter League, the other winter and fall leagues have now been in action for a couple of weeks now, and a slew of Indians have been competing. The actual value of the winter leagues is certainly a topic that’s up for debate. For many, they're nothing more than a continuation of the minor leagues, so there’s no need to put much thought into the numbers and performances that come out each year. However, last year seemed to prove that notion wrong. As you may remember, it was last season that infielder Jose Ramirez was just outstanding in the Dominican Winter League as he compiled a .303/.384/.380 line in 60 games and 234 at-bats. It was a very impressive performance and really seemed to lay the groundwork for Ramirez becoming such a widely talked about player. The Indians obviously thought a lot about Ramirez’s performance as they chose to have him skip the High-A level entirely this past season. Plain and simple, if Ramirez does not have tha...
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