The regular seasons for the Venezuelan, Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-Pacific winter leagues are all completed. It's been a few weeks since I've done an update, so here are the top performers in the Pirates' system from each league. Click on the league names to see the complete stats for all Pirates' players who played in the league:
Venezuelan Winter League
-Ronny Cedeno had 138 at-bats, hitting for a .261/.280/.384 line and four homers. His hitting was decent, although he only drew one walk the entire season.
-Jose Tabata played the final two weeks, and hit for a .317/.491/.439 line in 41 at-bats.
-Anthony Claggett pitched 24.2 innings, with a 1.82 ERA and a 16:5 K/BB ratio.
-Jose Ascanio pitched 9.2 innings, with a 1.86 ERA and a 3:1 K/BB ratio.
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