Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/24-10/30
-Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles, a walk, and five strikeouts.
-Tony Sanchez had a down week at the plate, going 2-for-12 (.167), although he finished strong with a solo homer on Saturday. Sanchez walked twice, and struck out five times. RumBunter linked to a video of Sanchez in the AFL, which is worth checking out. Bucs Dugout also looks at the video, as well as analyzing Sanchez’s defense, and the importance of AFL stats. As for Sanchez looking thin, he lost a lot of weight when his jaw was wired shut, due to the limited food options that were available to him during that time.
-Josh Harrison had the biggest week at the plate, going 10-for-18 (.556), with five doubles and a homer. Harrison recorded a stolen base, drew two walks, and only struck out once.
-Jordy Mercer also had a big week at the plate, going 5-for-15 with a double, two walks, and four strikeouts.
-Justin Wilson started on Thursday, pitching three innings, and allowing a run on three hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. Wilson threw 46 pitches, with 32 going for strikes. Wilson has a 2.57 ERA in three starts this year, spanning seven innings, with an 8:1 K/BB ratio.
-Brian Leach made two appearances, combining for two shutout innings, while allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out one. Leach has yet to allow an earned run in his six innings this year, although he does have five unearned runs, and has a 1.86 WHIP.
-Aaron Pribanic made two appearances, combining for three shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk. Pribanic threw 33 pitches, with 17 strikes. He has pitched 8.1 innings this season, allowing just one unearned run, with a 5:3 K/BB ratio, and an 0.84 WHIP.
Mesa plays Peo Saguaros on Monday at 12:35 PM MST/3:35 PM EST.
The stats pages for the other winter leagues have been updated. Click on the league name to see all of the stats. Here are the key performers from the past week:
-Hector Gimenez: 4-for-15, HR
-Andy LaRoche: 3-for-12, 4 BB, 2B, HR
-Lastings Milledge: 3-for-9, 4 BB
-Jean Machi: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
-Jhonatan Ramos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
-Jason Jaramillo: 2-for-10, 3 BB
-Charlie Morton: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
-Rogelios Noris: 7-for-24, 2B, HR
-Chase d’Arnaud finished with a .321/.424/.536 line in 28 at-bats for Team USA.
-The Following players will be participating in the Australian Baseball League, starting in the second week of November:
Tony Harris, the Pirates’ scout in Australia, is the manager of Adelaide, which is the team that Fienemann, Lee, Child, and Latimore are playing on. Harris signed the first three from that group.