Liga Paralela de Béisbol en Venezuela

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Liga Paralela de Béisbol is a baseball league competition held in Venezuela during the winter. Its relationship to the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League is similar to that of the AA and AAA Minor League Baseball leagues to Major League Baseball in the U.S.A. After players finish the league competition, they often join the MLB. It gives some of the younger Venezuelan players an opportunity to play in their home country during the winter.

Many player who join the league during the international signing period have not played in the Dominican Summer League or the Venezuelan Summer League, thus the Liga Paralela can provide a first glimpse at some of the year’s top Venezuelan signings.

International scouts say the quality of the league has improved over the last few years and has become an indicator of whether players are ready to make the leap to a rookie league in the United States.

This winter league is organized by the same organization that runs the Venezuelan Summer League.

Teams[edit]

Team Affiliation
Aragua Tigres de Aragua (VPBL)
Boston Boston Red Sox (MLB) and Bravos de Margarita (VPBL)
Bravos Bravos de Margarita (VPBL)
Caimanes Chicago Cubs (MLB) and Leones del Caracas (VPBL)
Caracas Leones del Caracas (VPBL)
Caribes Caribes de Anzoategui
Detroit Detroit Tigers (MLB)
La Guaira Tiburones de la Guaira (VPBL)
Lara Cardenales de Lara (VPBL)
Magallanes Navegantes del Magallanes (VPBL)
Navegantes Navegantes del Magallanes (VPBL)
Phillies Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
Seattle Seattle Mariners (MLB)
Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Zulia Águilas del Zulia (VPBL)

External links[edit]