Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Throws Six Shutout Innings

Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Throws Six Shutout Innings
John Dreker

In Dominican League action from last night, Kris Johnson threw six shutout innings, allowing just one base hit, a third inning single with two outs. He also walked two  and struck out three batters. Johnson has pitched brilliantly this DWL season, giving up just one earned run over 19.2 innings pitched. He has allowed only eight base hits, giving him a .127 BAA.

Alex Valdez went 0-for-4, dropping his average down to .289 through 128 AB's. Valdez leads all Pittsburgh players with five homers during Winter/Fall League action.

Anderson Hernandez went 1-for-3, with a double, a runs scored, a walk and stolen base. He also struck out and made his eighth error of the season. Hernandez is hitting .297 on the DWL season, with 54 hits in 48 games. No other Pirates farmhand has played more than...

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Winter Leagues
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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