Tag: Alex Viramontes

Admirals Take Command in Power Rankings for Week 8

The St. Petersburg Admirals have taken command of the Weekly Team Power Rankings, following a 5-1 stretch since July 2, with their only loss coming on July 4 against the Norfolk Sharks. The Admirals are now 8-2 in their last 10 games.

Their hot run actually began last week, in Week 7, when they swept Miami, then opened went into the weekend 1-1 against the Dallas Deputies. Continue reading “Admirals Take Command in Power Rankings for Week 8”

AEL Postseason Set to Go

The American Eagle League postseason is set to kick off tomorrow, just one day after the Lake League’s playoffs get underway.

The Seattle Salts (63-37), who swept into 1st in the AEL West with a 21-7 run through August, take the top seed and will play the wild card Jacksonville Ravens (57-43), who finished in 2nd in the AEL East.  Continue reading “AEL Postseason Set to Go”

Erazo Tops List of Highest Paid in BBL

With the signing of left fielder Francisco Erazo by the Kingston Cannons yesterday to a 2-year, $76.5 million contract, the Cannons can now boast to having the highest paid player in the Bull League.

The 37-year-old veteran Erazo will make $3 million more next year than Toronto ace starter Alex Medina.

Check out the list here (2017 single season salary shown):

  1. Francisco Erazo LF (Kingston) – $40,500,000
  2. Alex Media P (Toronto) – $37,500,000
  3. Bill Ross C (Boston) – $35,000,000
  4. Adam Price P (Seattle) – $32,000,000
  5. Alex Viramontes RF (San Diego) – $32,000,000
  6. Lien-ying Li P (California) – $28,400,000
  7. Justin Good 2B (Ohio) – $27,000,000
  8. Jesse Nelson 2B (Seattle) – $26,400,000
  9. Javier Chavarria C (Denver) – $25,600,000
  10. Judson Martel P (Montreal) – $25,200,000

Viramontes Captures 2nd Consecutive League Batting Title

San Diego right fielder Alex “Javelin” Viramontes captured his second consecutive AEL batting title, finishing the season with an impressive .365 average.

The popular 31 year old veteran hit .389 last year to lead the AEL, and also led the league in slugging pct. and on-base plus slugging (OPS).

This year, in addition to his league-leading average, he led the AEL in on-base percentage, at .456, along with hits, at 118.

With his impressive batting stats, he is heavily favored to take the MVP honors for the AEL this year.

Alex Viramontes (RF) led the AEL in batting average for a second year in a row.
Alex Viramontes (RF) led the AEL in batting average for a second year in a row.

San Diego’s Viramontes Top AEL Batter in August

Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 31-year-old Alex Viramontes put together a solid offensive month for San Diego and was crowned August’s top batter in the American Eagle League.

He batted .419 with 8 home runs, 27 RBIs and 32 runs scored, including a 5 hit effort on August 30.

Currently Viramontes is hitting .365 and has collected 16 home runs, 58 RBIs and scored 58 times, while playing in 78 games.

The Seagulls are looking to clinch a playoff spot today at home against the Dallas Lawmen. They are currently in the division lead for the AEL West, with a magic number of 1.