Giants Winter Ball Roundup: 10/27/2011

Brandon Crawford (Getty Images).

Brown and Panik ride the pine in the AFL. Crawford has a decent game for the Scorps. Belt is productive again in the DWL. Peguero and Graham bounce back. GiantsPipeline takes a look at that and more in today's winter leagues roundup.

Games played Wednesday, October 26.

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE - Scottsdale 5, Peoria 10

Gary Brown got another day off on Wednesday, presumably still battling a cold -- although he did manage to pick up a new set of golf clubs yesterday. Hopefully Gary isn't planning to switch sports any time soon. Joe Panik got the day off as well. No word about the state of Joe's golf game, however.

Brandon Crawford did get a start though, batting third and playing shortstop for the Scorps. He had a decent game, going 1-for-4 with a single, two runs scored and a strikeout. Brandon is hitting .342 (13-for-38) in his nine AFL appearances.

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DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Brandon Belt had a productive game Wednesday, although not the sexiest stat line ever. Belt went 0-for-1 with a sac fly, an RBI and two walks while hitting third and playing right field for the Leones del Escogido. The big southpaw's batting average for the season dropped a few points, down to .303 (10-for-33).

Francisco Peguero moved down in the order on Wednesday, going from the leadoff spot to ninth in the order -- and evidently the change did him some good. The outfielder, who has been struggling of late, went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen bag, raising his average back above the Mendoza Line to .214 (9-for-42).

MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

Tyler Graham, despite recent struggles, continues to be the everyday leadoff hitter and center fielder for the Tomateros de Culiacan. On Wednesday Tyler had a breakout game, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and a strikeout. Tyler's average for the year after Wednesday also nosed above the Mendoza Line, up to .211 (12-for-57).

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE

Hector Sanchez was out of the lineup again for the Tiburones de La Guaira Wednesday, and Hector's playing time has been extremely limited all week. It seems pretty clear at this point that something is going on with the 21-year-old catching prospect. What that something is, we still aren't sure.


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