In Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with a run scored, two RBI's and his eighth stolen base. Marte has a .316/.409/.461 line in 20 games this off-season. He has drawn 11 walks and been successful in all eight of his stolen base attempts. Gregory Polanco came into the game in the top of the 8th inning as a defensive replacement for Marte in center field. The score was already 12-2 at the time.
In other action, Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-3, with two singles and a walk. He raised his average to the .200 mark with his second consecutive multi-hit game. Cabrera started the season by going 3-for-28 in his first 13 games.
Oscar Tejeda had a pinch-hit single in his only AB. He is now 4-for-12 on the season in nine games.
Anderson Hernandez went 2-for-4 with two singles. He moved over from his normal second base spot to play third base last night.
In Mexico, Ali Solis played for the first time in 13 days, after he left the Nov 14th Culiacan game with a hand...
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.