Pinango starting to turn heads

Pinango starting to open eyes in winter ball

Miguel Pinango finished 10-7 with a 4.44 ERA for the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League this year. His season was highlighted by a no-hitter on July 23 against Portland, which got the right-hander a number of headlines.

Pinango isn't grabbing headlines in the Venezuelan Winter League yet, but he's showing signs that he can be an effective pitcher. The 23-year-old has made 10 of his 11 appearances in relief and has posted a 1-0 record with a 2.55 ERA. In the past week, he made two appearances and tossed six scoreless frames.

It was an eventful week for the rest of the Mets prospects in winter-league action. Hawaii Winter Baseball finished up, while other leagues continued to play. Here's how they fared.

North Shore Honu

RHP Blake Eager -- Eager finished up his HWB season on Nov. 18 by giving up two runs on three hits in two innings. The right-hander went 0-1 with a 3.47 ERA in 11 games with North Shore.

1B Mike Carp -- The 20-year-old Carp collected four two-hit games in his last six contests with the Honu. He finished with a .299 batting average and 17 RBIs in 30 games.

RHP Robert Parnell -- The 22-year-old right-hander ended his winter season with his best performance, tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings and picking up a win on Nov. 20. He improved to 2-1 and knocked his ERA down to 6.21.

OF Dustin Martin -- Martin recorded his first three-hit game on Nov. 11, but he managed just three more hits in his final six games. He ended with a .269 batting average, with a homer and 13 RBIs in 26 games.

C Drew Butera -- Butera finished up his HWB season with a four-game hitting streak. The 5-for-14 stretch boosted his average from .190 to .232.

Dominican Winter League

2B/SS Anderson Hernandez -- The 24-year-old infielder is hitting a solid .290 with 16 runs and nine RBIs in 25 games with Tigres de Licey.

C Sandy Martinez -- Martinez is batting .200 with one homer and five RBIs in 15 games for Licey.

Venezuelan Winter League

RHP Yusaki Iriki -- Iriki is 0-3 with a 10.67 ERA with the Pastora de los Llanos.

OF Jonel Pacheco -- The 24-year-old outfielder went hitless in 10 at-bats for the Aguilas del Zulia, but broke that string with a 2-for-3 effort on Nov. 24. He also collected a hit, drove in a run and scored once on Wednesday. Pacheco is batting .246 with seven RBIs in 19 games.

RHP Lino Urdaneta -- Urdaneta hasn't pitched for the Cardenales de Lara since Nov. 23, when he pitched a scoreless frame in relief. He has yielded just one run in his last six frames after getting charged with a run in eight straight appearances. The latest stretch has chipped his ERA down to 8.31.

LHP Edgar Alfonzo -- The southpaw upped his record to 2-1 by tossing 1 1/3 scoreless frames for the Navegantes del Magallanes on Nov. 26. Batters are hitting .387 against Alfonzo, but he has a respectable 3.24 ERA.

LHP Ryan Cullen -- The 26-year-old southpaw hasn't pitched for the Pastora de los Llanos since Nov. 4 and is 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA in five games.

RHP Rafael Cova -- The righty hasn't pitched for the Navegantes since Oct. 14.

Mexican Pacific League

RHP Brian Bannister -- Bannister turned in a strong outing on Nov. 17, nabbing a win by yielding one run on five hits in seven innings. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA in six starts with the Tomateros de Culiacan.

Eric Justic is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.