Padres Winter League Report: November 23 (Luis Urias homers in debut/Barley three hits in ABL)

Credit: Yaquis de Obregon

Credit: ABL

There are several San Diego Padres’ minor leaguers in action throughout the globe.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

Dominican Winter League

Ivan Castillo- (2-4) 3B, RBI

The reigning Texas League batting champion is off to a slow start in the Dominican Republic as he is batting .250 on the season. He batted second on Saturday and went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Castillo committed his 9th error of the season in the game. He started at third base and has played all over the infield for the Leones.

Webster Rivas- (1-2) BB

Rivas is playing a backup role in the D.R. and is off to a .200 start for the Gigantes de Cibao. He went 1-for-2 on Saturday with a walk before being removed from the game for a pinch-runner late. Rivas is a great defender and will likely play a role as a mentor for a lot of the young catchers coming up through the Padres’ system.

Mexican Winter League

Luis Urias- (2-5) HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs, K

Luis Urias made his debut for the Yaquis de Obregon with a 2-for-5 night at the plate. He has joined Gerardo Reyes on the team and will likely play there for the rest of the Mexican winter league season. Urias batted second in the lineup and played shortstop on Saturday. The infielder did make an error in the game on a ground ball.

Puerto Rican Winter League

No players in action

Australian Baseball League

Jonny Homza- (0-2) BB

The converted catcher is playing in New Zealand for the Auckland Tuatara. Homza is showing improved defensive skills behind the plate and just needs more at-bats and innings catching to complete his growth in the game. The right-handed hitter has a decent swing, and there is some prospect-potential with Homza.

Jordy Barley- (3-4) 2B, 2 Runs, K

Playing third base for Canberra, Barley made his first error of the season. He did go 3-for-4 in the game and is off to a .333 start in the ABL. The right-handed hitter has been very impressive in Australia and looks to be blossoming as a player.

Taylor Kohlwey- (0-2) BB, K

Kohlwey batted in the middle of the order and played centerfield for Cavalry. He struck out and walked in an 0-for-2 day at the plate. He has two homers so far this season in Australia showcasing a mighty left-handed swing. Kohlwey is an unheralded prospect who is very close to being major league ready.

Jarryd Dale- (0-2)

Dale didn’t start but came on late for the Melbourne Aces playing shortstop and batting second. He went 0-for-2 in the game and is looking for his first hit back in his native country of Australia. Dale is a right-handed hitter who is still very raw.

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