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Luis Avilan, RHP, Atlanta Braves: 4-2, 16.1 IP, 1.65 ERA, .115 BAA, 6 H, 14/7 K/BB (14 G)
Avilan made a strong impression (2.00 ERA, .211 BAA in 36 IP) in his first stint in the major leagues and has only added to it this winter in the VWL.
Hector Rondon, RHP, Chicago Cubs: 2-1, 17 IP, 3.71 ERA, .172 BAA, 11/5 K/BB (19 G)
Was a member of the Indians until the Cubs selected him in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning; has allowed only one earned run on two hits over his last 10 appearances.
Bruce Rondon, RHP, Detroit Tigers: 4-1, 6 SV, 12.2 IP, 4.26 ERA, .239 BAA, 14/5 K/BB (13 G)
The Tigers’ future closer has been dominant once again in the VWL, except for his ugly appearance on Nov. 24 (0.2 IP, 5 ER, BB), which remains the only blemish this winter.
Alex Torres, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays: 1-3, 47.1 IP, 3.99 ERA, .227 BAA, 1.67 GO/AO, 65/22 K/BB (11 GS)
The 5’10” left-hander struggled with his command all season (91/63 K/BB), most of which was spent at Triple-A Durham. He’s had a few rough outings in the VWL, but has showcased noticeably refined command of his entire arsenal while still missing plenty of bats; last three starts: 14.1 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 13/4 K/BB.
Wilfredo Boscan, RHP, San Diego Padres: 2-1, 44 IP, 1.02 ERA, 30/11 K/BB (9 GS)
Acquired by the Padres on Thursday to complete the previous Cory Burns trade; right-hander pitched well in previous four starts prior to the trade: 21.2 IP, 16 H, 3 ER, 15/5 K/BB.
Andre Rienzo, RHP, Chicago White Sox: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5/2 K/BB (1 GS)
Recently added to the White Sox’s 40-man roster after a solid performance in the Arizona Fall League, Rienzo was sharp in his first VWL start on Dec. 2.
Adys Portillo, RHP, San Diego Padres: 2-1, 15 IP, 4.80 ERA, .273 BAA, 15 H, 7/9 K/BB (13 G)
After dialing back his velocity in favor of command this past season, Portillo had a breakout campaign in which he reached Double-A; he’s been used strictly as a reliever this winter and has been far too hittable and missed too few bats.