In my third winter league wrap up, I will take a look at the KC Royals representatives in the Mexican Pacific League.
Luis Mendoza made just one regular season start for Obregon before the postseason. Obregon advanced to the Caribbean Series and then the finals. In that one start, he allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out three.
However, he won two games in the Caribbean Series and helped Obregon advance to the finals against the Dominican Republic (more on those starts in my upcoming Caribbean Series wrap up). Mexico won in 18 innings!
Outfielder Willy Taveras hit .255 in 52 games (192 at-bats) for Obregon. He hit 15 doubles, two homeruns, and drove in 22. He walked 14 times and struck out 30 times. Taveras stole nine bases and was caught three times. However, he did not participate in the Caribbean Series.
Anthony Seratelli played in the first half of the MPL season for Mazatlan. He hit .284 in 18 games (67 at-bats). He hit four doubles and drove in eight. Seratelli walked 12 times and struck out 12 times.
All three Royals in the MPL will be competing for Opening Day roster spots.