The Colombian Professional Baseball League doesn't get as much attention as the winter leagues in other Caribbean countries, but the league provides an opportunity for many young Colombians, among others, to continue their development in the offseason.
With the season wrapped up, the league announced its awards, with Royals third baseman Mauricio Ramos winning the rookie of the year award. Ramos, who turned 20 on Feb. 2, hit .252, slugged .356 and tied for second among his Toros teammates with four home runs in 163 at-bats. Last year in 60 games in the Dominican Summer League in his pro debut, Ramos hit .226/.364/.300 with nearly as many walks (36) as strikeouts (39). A Colombian righthanded hitter signed for $12,000 in 2010, Ramos is 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, shows ability to work the count and has an above-average arm.
Donovan Solano won the league's MVP after leading the circuit in slugging and home runs. Solano, a 24-year-old second baseman, signed with the Cardinals out of Colombia in 2005 and was with the organization last year up through Triple-A until he signed with with the Marlins this offseason as a minor league free agent.
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