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Oct 03 2005 04:56 PM

IIRC, Aaron Heilman will be pitching in this league as a starter to get used to being a starter again. I know for a fact, from the FAN, that he will doing this somewhere, though I could be wrong on what league it is.

Nov 03 2005 01:54 PM

So, how's Aaron doing?

Johnny Dickshot
Nov 03 2005 02:05 PM

Heilman is starting for the Licey Tigers in the Dominican League, not in Venezuela. His last start seems to have been the 28th; he's 1-1, 3.72

His teammates include Anderson Hernandez, manny Aybar, Heath Bell and Pedro.


Nov 03 2005 03:06 PM

Check the Dominican Winter League thread--it's full of fun-filled stats from all your favorite Mets players!

Nov 03 2005 03:27 PM

Apparently, Jake is playing for Los Llanos in the VWL, however. He's batting .240/.367/.400 in 50 at bats and drove in 4 runs with a pair of doubles yesterday.

Craig Brazell is batting .271/.302/.322 with 14 K in 59 AB. That's a terrible, terrible line.

Ramon Castro is batting .316/.409/.368 in 19 AB.

Michael Restovich (former Twins farmhand who migrated to Colorado then somewhere else) has a rather impressive .357/.446/.607 line in 56 AB. He's pretty young and I think is a minor league free agent this year. Supposedly terrible defensively, however.

Nov 04 2005 07:56 AM

Here's a link that will tell you how much of your high school Spanish you still remember.
It contains a link to a PDF of the box score of the game that Rotblatt mentioned:


Nov 14 2005 03:15 PM

Petit made his first start last night after working 3 innings out of the pen. His cumulative stats:
1.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 9 IP, 8 H, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Brazell's doing even worse in limited time. Cumulative:
.242/.282/.288/.570 OPS

.300/.391/.350/.741 OPS--he's had only 1 extra base hit in 20 at bats.

.238/.371/.350/.721 OPS--13 BB to 19 K in 80 at bats. That's a lotta K's but the walks are nice.

Nov 22 2005 03:53 PM

Petit has pitched once, going 6 innings and allowing only one earned run on 6 hits. He struck out 7. Cumulative:

15 IP, 1.20 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 13 K, 4 BB, 1 HR

Brazell hasn't played since I last posted and neither has Castro.

Jake, meanwhile, is sucking.

87 AB, .218 AVG/.364 OBP/.322 SLG/.686 OPS, 16 BB, 22 K

Where'd his power go?

Nov 22 2005 03:58 PM

At least he's walking some.

Nov 28 2005 11:34 AM

Petit has pitched once, and got hit hard, giving up 6 hits (including 2 HR) & 2 runs over 3.67 IP, walking none & K'ing 2. Cumulative stats:

18.67 IP, 1.93 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 15 K, 4 BB, 3 HR

Brazell hasn't played since I last posted. I just discovered that Castro isn't in the VWL after all--it's some other Ramon Castro who plays shortstop. So ignore all those other RC updates.

Jake got another 8 at bats, strking out once and apparently getting a hit or two to raise his line to:

95 AB, .232 AVG/.365 OBP/.326 SLG/.691 OPS, 16 BB, 23 K

I'll continue to update on Jake & Petit, since I imagine y'all are as curious as I am.

Dec 01 2005 04:00 PM

So much for Petit turning into a pumpkin now that he's no longer a Met.

7 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 1 BB

25.67 IP, 1.75 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 20 K, 5 BB

No updates for the others.