Pirates Winter League Recap: 11/14-11/20

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up this week.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared in the final week:

-Andrew Lambo played in four games this week, going 1-for-14 (.071) with a double.  Lambo finished the season with a .274/.325/.462 line on the season, with four homers in 106 at-bats.

-Tony Sanchez played in two games, going 0-for-7 (.000).  Sanchez finished with a .206/.289/.397 line with four homers in 68 at-bats.

-Josh Harrison played in three games, going 4-for-10 (.400), with a double and a stolen base.  Harrison had the best season at the plate for Pirates prospects, with a .330/.390/.516 line in 91 at-bats, with a homer and six stolen bases.

-Jordy Mercer played in two games, going 2-for-6 (.333) with a homer (1).  Mercer finished the season with a .267/.337/.360 line in 75 at-bats.

-Justin Wilson had one start this week, pitching 3.1 innings, and allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Wilson finished the AFL season with a 4.41 ERA in 16.1 innings, along with a 16:8 K/BB ratio.

-Brian Leach pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout to wrap up his season.  Leach finished with an 0.00 ERA in 10 innings over 10 appearances.  However, he allowed five unearned runs, due to errors, and wasn’t as effective as his ERA indicated, with a 7:7 K/BB ratio, and a 1.80 WHIP.

-Aaron Pribanic pitched twice, combining for two shutout innings, allowing one hit.  Pribanic finished the season with a 2.00 ERA in 18 innings, with a 9:6 K/BB ratio.

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:

Venezuelan Winter League

-Ronny Cedeno: 6-for-17, 1 HR

-Diego Moreno: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Dominican Winter League

-Jason Jaramillo: 3-for-10, 1 2B

-Starling Marte: 3-for-9

-Michael Dubee: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Misc. Pirates Winter Leagues

-Quincy Latimore: 9-for-20, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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