Winter Leagues Recap: Another Solid Outing by Ryan Reid

In Australian League Baseball action from today, Adelaide lost 8-2 to Canberra. Stefan Welch batted third and played third base, while Justin Howard hit sixth and was the DH. Two Pirates relievers also made appearances, Wilson Lee and Rinku Singh. Welch went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout, while Howard went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Howard is now hitting .139 after 36 AB’s.

Wilson Lee came on in relief during the fifth inning for former Pirates’ farmhand Paul Mildren. Lee stranded the two base runners he inherited and would later be paid back for his effort. He ended up pitching a total of 2.2 inning, leaving in the eighth inning with two men on and one out. Rinku Singh came on and recorded a strikeout and a fly ball to end the inning. Lee allowed two runs on two hits and three walks, while also striking out three batters.

In Venezuela, Ryan Reid picked up the win yesterday with two scoreless innings of relief. It was his first appearance in 13 days. Reid allowed one hit, two walks and he struck out two batters. He has 1.35 ERA, a 5/14 BB/K ratio and a .191 BAA in 12 appearances.

Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. He raised his average to .205 over 39 AB’s. Cabrera allowed two stolen bases yesterday.

In Mexico, Jovany Lopez continued his streak of pitching to just one batter before being removed from the game. All nine of his November appearances have been one AB outings. After allowing hits in each of his prior two games, Lopez walked a batter yesterday on four pitches. He has thrown a total of 32 pitches during this streak.

Also in Mexico, Ali Solis went 1-for-4, with a run scored and two strikeouts. Solis also had a passed ball. He has a .188/.267/.217 line in 69 AB’s.

The entire Dominican League was off yesterday. They resume a full schedule tonight.

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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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  • John Dreker

    Reid put up solid numbers last year in his first full season at AAA. He is old for the level, put you have to like a 9.0 SO/9 rate and a .260 GO/AO ratio. He K rate has stayed strong in the VWL, while his groundball rate has actually improved. Reid has shown excellent control and a high K rate throughout his entire career.

    With the strong season in 2012 carrying over into the Winter League, he has to be putting himself on the map for a bullpen spot in 2013. Pirates love big-time groundball pitchers and it is hard to top him in that regard. It also helps that he is being used in the closer role

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      John…is ANYONE ever to old for AAA?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      John…is ANYONE ever too old for AAA?

      :)

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