Mets left-handed pitching prospect Kevin Canelon threw 1.1 scoreless innings last night for the Tiburones de La Guaira (Venezuelan Winter League) in their 3-2 loss to the Leones del Caracas.
Canelon, 23, retired all four batters he faced including a strikeout. Canelon is looking to continue what has been a solid season for him after posting a 2.97 ERA for the St. Lucie Mets in 2017. He made 32 appearances (10 starts) and struck out 78 batters compared to only 16 walks in 78.2 innings.
Mets right-handed pitching prospect Darwin Ramos struggled in his first winter ball action of the season for the Navegantes del Magallanes (Venezuela).
Ramos, 21, allowed two runs in two thirds of an inning on two hits, walk and two strikeouts. Ramos was saddled with a blown save as the Magallanes lost 6-4 after having a 6-0 lead heading into the seventh inning. Ramos had a 4.57 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 80.2 regular season innings between Brooklyn, Columbia and St. Lucie.
The last Met prospect in action last night was infield prospect Kenny Hernandez. Hernandez, 19, was used as a pinch runner and scored a run in the Tigres de Aragua’s 5-2 win on Wednesday night.
Other prospects listed on winter ball rosters include:
Catcher Xorge Carrillo (Aguilas de Mexicali, Mexican League) – He will become a minor league free agent this offseason.
Catcher Juan Uriarte (Caneros de los Mochis, Mexican League) – Young catcher that is still in Mets Instructional League.
Left-handed pitcher Jose Carlos Medina (Tomateros de Culiacan, Mexican League) – 21-year-old had 3.27 ERA in 14 regular season appearances (12 starts) between Brooklyn and Columbia.
Infielder Walter Rasquin (Leones del Caracas, Venezuelan League) – Young Venezuelan set a new Cyclones record with 32 stolen bases this season.
Catcher Jose Garcia (Tigres de Aragua, Venezuela) – 22-year-old spent entire season with St. Lucie and set career-high with .351 OBP.
Catcher Natanael Ramos (Tigres de Aragua, Venezuela) – Minor league backup that will be a free agent this offseason.
The Dominican Winter League starts on Friday and we should start hearing about rosters at some point soon.