Winter Leagues 12/19 — Another Slow Monday

Mondays in the winter leagues are typically slow:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  5,  Tigres de Aragua  4 Los Leones won this battle of the Big Cats with 3 runs n the bottom of the 9th.  Los Tigres scored single runs in four different innings, including their last 3 at-bats.  SS Ronny Cedeno doubled with one out in the 4th, moved to third on 1B Hector Gimenez’s single, and scored on an RBI ground out.  A solo homer...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top Prospects: #5 – Luis Heredia

The Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide is now available, featuring over 250 prospect reports, the 2012 top 50 prospects, a feature on the top four pitching prospects in the system, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top ten prospects over the next week.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...

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Win a Free 2012 Prospect Guide at RumBunter

The guys over at RumBunter are giving you a chance to win a free copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide. All you have to do is be funny. Submit your prediction for their PirateFest Caption Contest. The best one wins a copy of the Prospect Guide. They’ll be doing several other caption contests, giving away Prospect Guides in each one, so keep checking back for your chance to win. If you’d like to order your copy of the Prospect...

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How To Use Pirates Prospects

At Pirates Prospects, you will find the best and most in-depth coverage of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system.  However, the site is more than just covering prospects.  To help you use Pirates Prospects, here is a rundown of what you can expect from the site: In-Season Daily Articles -Pirates’ game recap -Minor League schedules, with the daily probable pitchers, and lineups, when they’re announced -Prospect Watch,...

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This Date in Pirates History: December 19

Born on this date in 1964 was relief pitcher Mike Fetters, who pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001-02. Fetters was in his 13th season in the majors when the Pirates acquired him from the Dodgers along with Adrian Burnside in exchange for Terry Mulholland on July 31, 2001. Mike finished the year going 1-1, 4.58 in 17.2 innings over 20 games with the Pirates, recording eight saves. In 2002 Fetters went 1-0, 3.26 in 32 games...

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