The single most important name and player in Venezuela for the Mets for 2012 is clearly Johan Santana, who is currently on the roster of the Navegantes del Magallanes. (Update: except of course, Santana won't pitch in Venezuela and will be shut down for the rest of the off-season.) Also on the Magallenes roster: Manny Alvarez (AAA), Gabriel Zavala (A), Eduardo Aldama (SSA), and Carlos Gomez (GCL), illustrating nicely the uneven level of play in the league. Alvarez, who is on the 40-man roster, was placed on the double-A disabled list all the way back on May 2 with a right elbow strain, and did not appear in another game in 2011.
Luis Hernandez is playing for Tigres de Aragua where Lastings Milledge will patrol the outfield.