LDBI-DOM WL News: Pre-Season Begins
Monday, August 14th, 2023
Baseball-starved fans got some hope today as the Liga Dominicana de Béisbol Invernal publicly released the 2023 schedule. The preseason officially kicks off today and spring training and exhibition games will be taking place in the run-up to Opening Day. General managers will be tweaking their rosters right up until the first pitch of the regular season is thrown.
Please don't forget to set your scouting budget and player development budget during the pre-season!
BNN Stats: Batting Leaders
Monday, August 7th, 2023
So, who leads the Liga Dominicana de Béisbol Invernal in slugging percentage?
José Zambrano, MOC, .649
José Vásquez, AZU, .567
Ángel Capata, AZU, .551
Ramón Rosales, AZU, .542
Luis Valéncia, MOC, .524
LDBI-DOM WL News: First-Year Player Draft
Tuesday, August 1st, 2023
The scouting reports are in. Baseball officials have spent endless hours, days and weeks debating and agonizing over which first-year players should be drafted. Some guys do it scientifically, while the grizzled old pros go by gut feel. Whatever the team's philosophy, the Liga Dominicana de Béisbol Invernal amateur draft is today and these ballclubs have the first five selections: Puerto Plata, Azua, Baní, Moca and San Cristóbal. It is the consensus among the baseball journalists and experts that these guys will go in the first ten picks:
1. Javier Muñóz, 16 year-old 2B out of high-school.
2. José De La Cruz, 16 year-old CF out of high-school.
3. Francisco Pérez, 17 year-old CF out of high-school.
4. Gabriel Soto, 17 year-old RHP out of high-school.
5. Álex Lozano, 16 year-old C out of college.
6. Ramón Arreola, 17 year-old SS out of high-school.
7. Santiago Pérez, 16 year-old SS out of high-school.
8. Marcos Gómez, 16 year-old SS out of college.
9. Ramón Bautista, 16 year-old C out of high-school.
10. José Castillo, 16 year-old C out of high-school.