This week finds me doing a little bit of a different recap post for the week. Rather than breaking down how each team did during the week, I thought today would be a good day to break down some statistics.

The Dominican summer league now has three full weeks of data to Peru’s And all the stats that I’m going to discuss today are through Friday the 23rd. They do not include any games from yesterday.

Disclaimer: I always take the stats from the Dominican with a grain of salt. The stats are not indicative of future success nor do they mean nothing in a vacuum. They just mean success at this level, which, for some is enough to get them stateside either for instructors in the fall, or for spring training and/or extended spring training in 2024. 

Let’s break down the hitting stats first.


Catcher Carlos Altuve of Red turned 18-years-old back in January and has been producing quickly. He’s hitting .350 with 1 HR and 7 RBI in 12 games for a wRC+ of 166 to lead either team.

OF Josias Ramirez is 17 and was signed this past winter and he also plays for Red. He’s hitting .353 with 2 HRs and system leading 11 RBI and a wRC+ of 164. He’s been one of the bigger surprises of the season. Catcher

Abel De Leon of Blue is hitting .318 in 11 games but his OBP is .531 and he has been a scoring machine which leads to his wRC+ of 160. Angel Cepeda is doing well with a 143, buoyed by a high OBP 0f .45 as he has 7 walks in 10 games. Other players doing well include Daniel Benschop (123), Andrws Cruz (138), and Joan Delgado (134). Infielder Luis Maza is walking at a 30% rate and has a wRC+ of over 140.

Phenom Derniche Valdez overcame a 1-for-10 start and now has 3 HRs in the last two weeks to go along with 11 RBI, tying Ramirez is only at 109 because of that poor first week. Since he snapped out of his slump, his wRC+ is 232 the last week. Wow!


Reliever Adrian Santana leads both teams as the only reliever with a 0.00 ERA. He has thrown 8.2 innings and has 11 Ks to go along with an average against of .156. The best starter’s ERA goes to Alfredo Romero who has a 0.77 ERA in 11 innings with 12 Ks. In fact, there are only nine pitchers totally under 3.00 with just three other starters in Juan Archbold at 2.57, Emmanoel Madeira at 2.70, and Zhorian Imbriano at 2.92.


Archbold leads both teams with 15 Ks followed by Diego Dugarte with 14 and Romero with 12.


This is going to be very weird. Reliever Kevin Camacho is missing a lot of bats when he pitches. He has a 12.91 Ks per nine innings rate. Problem is he has an ERA over 9. 

The Records This Week

The Blue Team 1-4, The Red Team 1-4

Debut of the Week

Shortstop Ramon Eriandys from Cuba debuted Friday and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a dinger. He played 3B Saturday and went…. The Cubs originally had his name as Eriandys Ramon and changed it Saturday.

Hitter of the Week

Edward Vargas had 4 RBI for a week that saw little offense going on.

Pitcher of the Week

Alfredo Romero gets the nod this week with 3 IP, 0 ER, and 5 Ks. The runner up iss Emmanoel Madeira who in two starts went 6 IP, 6 Ks, and 0 ER.

Reliever of the Week

Jostin Florentino went 2.1 IP and struck out 4.

Next week’s recap will be the DSL players of the month, many of which were probably mentioned today.