For the first week of the round robin playoffs Danny Richar and Miguel de los Santos won the award. This was for the period December 27, 2010-January 2, 2011, and here is the press release.
Danny Richar is currently in the Florida Marlins organization and played all of last year with their AAA affiliate New Orleans Zephers, where he hit .315. Richar has played a handful of games in the big leagues with the White Sox and Reds from 2007-2009. Richar batted .563 last week to win the award. He was born in 1983 in La Romana, DR, and has been playing in the states since 2005. He plays for his hometown Toros de La Romana.
So, hopefully Miguel de los Santos is the next in line of great young Dominican pitchers for the Rangers. He has absolute gas and has had almost 2 strikeouts/inning in rookie leagues and A ball over the last 4 years, along with a pretty good ERA. ESPN Dallas has a nice write up on him here, and LoneStarDugout.com has a short article on his LIDOM success this season here. He pitched 5 shutout innings in the LIDOM last week to win the award. Miguel is from La Romana as well, and hopefully we see him in the MLB soon. He also plays for his hometown La Romana Toros. It must be a great time for both these players to play in front of their friends and family in their hometown.
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