Winter Leagues

Three Pirates in the Australian Baseball League

Three Pirates in the Australian Baseball League

Rinku Singh will pitch in the Australian Baseball League this year.

Three Pirates prospects will be playing for the Adelaide Bite in the Australian Baseball League, which begins on November 3rd.  The three prospects are right handed pitcher Ryan Beckman, left handed pitcher Rinku Singh, and first baseman Calvin Anderson.

Beckman spent most of the 2011 season as the closer for the Bradenton Marauders, posting a 3.12 ERA in 52 innings, along with a 46:18 K/BB ratio and 11 saves.  The 21 year old had a few appearances in the major league camp during Spring Training, and followed that up by advancing from State College in 2010 to West Virginia then Bradenton in 2011.  Beckman was originally drafted in the 18th round of the 2009 draft.

Singh pitched for four different teams in 2011, bu...

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