Daily Notes: Caribbean Series Information Post, Game Day 5

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Caribbean Series Information Post, Game Day 5
The Caribbean Series — featuring the champion from each of the Dominican Winter, Mexican Pacific, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan Winter Leagues — began Friday in Hermosillo, Mexico, and continues through February 7th.

What follows is an assortment of information regarding that Series after four games.

Scores
Here are the results from Monday’s games, with links to the relevant box scores:

Game 1: Puerto Rico 6, Dominican Republic 4
Game 2: Mexico 2, Venezuela 0

Standings
The Series is played in a double round-robin format, with each team playing every other one twice. After the completion of same, the top two teams will meet in a championship game with a view to acquiring capital-G Glory.

Here’s a table of the standings through four games, copy-and-pasted illicitly from ESPN Deportes, but then formatted to suggest nothing of the sort:


Team G P PCT JD CA CP DIF
República Dominicana 3 1 0.750 - 23 15 8
Venezuela 2 2 0.500 1 9 13 -4
México 2 2 0.500 1 13 10 3
Puerto Rico 1 3 0.250 2 9 16 -7

And here’s a glossary, with English translations, for the above:

G: Ganados (Wins)
P: Perdidos (Losses)
PCT: Porcentaje de victorias (Winning Percentage)
JD: Juegos detrás (Games Back)
CA: Carreras anotadas (Runs Scored)
CP: Carreras permitidas (Runs Allowed)
DIF: Diferencial de carreras (Run Differential)

Stats
Here is a slightly absurd, but not entirely usesless, leaderboard of the top-10 hitting performances through the first four games of the Caribbean Series. SCOUT+ an offensive measure calculated with regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average. (Click here for more on what is SCOUT.)


Player Team Pos PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+
Miguel Tejada DR SS 17 2.4% 10.5% 20.6% 108
Rey Navarro PUR 2B 14 2.5% 9.6% 20.4% 107
Donell Linares DR 3B 15 2.5% 9.1% 19.6% 106
Jose Ramirez DR 2B 20 2.1% 11.3% 21.5% 105
Alberto Rosario DR C 8 2.5% 8.9% 20.6% 104
Joe Thurston VEN OF 15 2.1% 10.1% 20.3% 104
Jordany Valdespin DR OF 19 2.4% 8.9% 20.4% 104
Barbaro Canizares MEX 1B 12 2.1% 9.7% 20.0% 104
Jesus Feliciano PUR OF 17 2.1% 9.5% 20.0% 103

And here are the top-10 pitching performances thus far — in this case by SCOUT-, a metric calculated with regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average.


Player Team G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT-
Jailen Peguero DR 3 0 3.1 12 24.6% 9.0% 91
Ken Ray VEN 1 1 6.0 24 24.2% 8.8% 91
Victor Moreno VEN 1 0 1.2 5 23.9% 9.2% 93
Ricardo Gomez PUR 1 0 2.0 6 23.5% 9.1% 94
Saul Rivera PUR 2 0 2.0 7 23.4% 9.1% 95
Angel Castro DR 1 1 7.0 24 22.9% 8.8% 95
Hector Navarro MEX 2 0 1.0 5 23.0% 9.1% 96
Tony Pena Jr. DR 3 0 3.0 11 22.8% 9.0% 96
Darwin Cubillan VEN 1 0 1.0 6 22.8% 9.3% 97
Oscar Villarreal MEX 3 0 2.2 12 22.7% 9.2% 97

Notable Performance: Miguel Tejada
Miguel Tejada has been excellent thus far for Dominican club Escogido, having recorded a home run, four walks, and just two strikeouts in ca. 17 plate appearances while playing shortstop and third base.

Here, for the benefit of the reader, is Action Footage of Tejada’s home run from Sunday night off Mexico’s Edgar Gonzalez:

Tejada HR 2

And additional footage, of Tejada acknowledging the contributions of at least one deity:

Tejada HR 2 Point

And even more footage — in this case of Tejada embracing a rather enthusiastic, if near-elderly, bat boy:

Tejada HR 2 Hug

Other notable-performance profiles: Ken Ray.

Schedule
The Series is available both streaming via Watch ESPN and also on ESPN Deportes.

Here are today’s games (ET):

6:00 p.m. Puerto Rico at Venezuela
9:30 p.m. Dominican Republic at Mexico




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5 Responses to “Daily Notes: Caribbean Series Information Post, Game Day 5”

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  1. BurleighGrimes says:

    I’m sure this has been covered elsewhere, but are these games being broadcast on TV at any time?

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  2. rusty says:

    Stupid question: how do you get the “league average” number for something like the Caribbean Series? Is it based on results for all players from just this season? On a composite of the participating teams’ leagues?

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  3. DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy says:

    Sweet, should be able to watch the Final with a PC connected to my TV.

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