All-Star Game closes out Mexican Prospect League regular season as playoffs set to begin

All-Star Game closes out Mexican Prospect League regular season as playoffs set to begin
15/09/2020
GameTime, the WBSC OTT platform, live-streamed every game of the regular season. You can watch the post-season for free at gametime.sport.

The Mexican Prospects League (LPM, Liga de Prospectos de México), organised and under the auspices of ProBeis (Oficina para la Promoción y Desarrollo del Beisbol en México), closed out its regular season this past Sunday with an All-Star Game that showcased the best players in the four-team league.

The All-Star Game, which took place at Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Guadalajara, was a one-sided match with the Golden Team blanking the Red Team, 9-0. Third baseman Gael Guzman was named Most Valuable Player after going 4-for-4, with three runs scored. Seven pitchers combined for the shutout.

In addition to the All-Star Game, two individual competitions took place: a Home Run Derby, and a base-running competition. Left-handed slugger Roque Salinas was the home run king, with eight dingers; while Cuban outfielder Alain Tandrón was the winner of the base-running contest, a home-to-home race where he clocked in at 14.29 seconds.

LPM playoffs series are ready to go

Starting on 15 September, a three-game semi-final series will begin with the winners advancing to the championship final, which is set for 18-20 September. The LPM semi-finals and championship series will be available for free at WBSC’s OTT platform, GameTime.

Team Juan Gabriel Castro finished the regular season as the top seeded team (9-5-1) and will face Team Jorge Cantu, the fourth-ranked squad in the standings.

In the other semi-final, Team Joakim Soria (6-5-4) will take on Team Oliver Perez (4-6-5), as the teams finished the regular season in second- and third-place, respectively.

ProBéis recently announced that two of the LPM players -- pitcher José Luis Reyes and outfielder Alejandro Osuna -- signed pro contracts with MLB organisations, in a boost to the LPM and baseball development in Mexico.