The regular season for the Venezuelan League is over. How did your Astros do? I'm glad you asked because overall they all did really well!
First, let's look at the pitchers.
Perez was the hardest working Astros pitcher in the Venezuelan League this winter, starting 14 games and pitching 65.2 innings. He was 3-1 with a 2.47 ERA and a 1.447 WHIP. In his last 10 games, his ERA was 2.01.
Garcia, who pitched for the Legends last season, ended the regular season with a 2.63 ERA and a 1.463 WHIP. He was frequently used as a LOOGY and had a 1.08 ERA and a 1.320 WHIP against lefties. He pitched 13.2 innings over 28 games.
Leon ended up with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.402 WHIP in 26 games (2 starts), pitching 30.2 innings.
Up until December 17th, Escalona's ERA was 0.00. He had one rough outing and ended the season with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.355 WHIP over 13 appearances.
In addition, there were two pitchers who started in the Liga Paralela in Venezuela and graduated to the big leagues. As Appy Astros explained in this post, the Liga Paralela is the Venezuelan minor league system.
Martinez, another 2011 Legends alum, pitched 17 innings in five games (three starts) in the Liga Paralela, going 1-0 with a 0.56 ERA and a 0.706 WHIP before being called up to pitch for the Magallanes. With the Magallanes, he was 1-3 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.662 WHIP in six games (five starts).
Quevedo is another Lexington Legend who excelled in the Liga Paralela, going 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA and a 0.625 WHIP in 16 innings over 11 games (one start). He had zero walks and eight strikeouts at the lower level before being called up. For the Magallanes, he was 1-2 in 4 starts with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.463 WHIP.
Perez stayed with the Liga Paralela, pitching 36.2 innings over ten games (seven starts) and going 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.418 WHIP.
Now the position players.
Despite cooling off drastically at the plate over his last few games, Altuve still managed to finish the season by hitting .339/.381/.455/.836. For those concerned about his walk rate, you may be interested to know that he had 16 walks to 26 strikeouts for a SO/BB of 1.625, down from the 5.80 rate he had in Houston in 2011.
Thurston put up decent numbers with a .303 batting average and a .380 OBP. His power numbers are nothing to write home about, but he did manage to walk 17 times while striking out only 16 times.
Gonzalez finished the season with a .292/.341/.333/.674 batting line, not bad at all particularly for a shortstop.
Free Agent Navarro ended up with a .266/.351/.406/.757 batting line for the season.
Only one position player graduated from the Liga Paralela.
In 25 games with the Liga Paralela, Hernandez batted .280/.321/.400/.721. He only got three AB's with Magallanes with one hit.
Three other position players, all 2011 Greeneville Astros alumni, stayed with the Liga Paralela for the season.
In 38 games, he batted .307/.410/.438/.848.
In 17 games, he batted .300/.352/.440/.792.
In 22 games, he batted .299/.400/.478/.878.