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DSL Pirates Send Four to All-Star Game

DSL Pirates Send Four to All-Star Game
John Dreker

The Dominican Summer League held its annual all-star game today and the Pirates team sent four players to the game including three players who made the starting lineup. Thirdbaseman Diego Goris, outfielders Jesus Vasquez and Raul Fortunato and pitcher Aneudy Merejo all represented the Pirates in the game.

Raul Fortunato batted third and went 0-2 with a walk.  He is a speedy 20 year old centerfielder who has shown great improvements this year. After batting .161 and .209 his first two seasons in the DSL he has a .321 avg, .899 OPS . His 25 stolen bases ranks him 5th in the league. He is batting .409 in 19 July games and his 4 home runs this year is two more than he hit his previous two seasons combined.

Jesus Vasquez batted cleanup and went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.  The 19 year o...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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