Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues Recap: News and Notes

Winter Leagues Recap: News and Notes
John Dreker

In an abbreviated schedule from last night, Darren Ford made his return to Winter ball in Venezuela. He left Leones de Caracas after the team's game on November 19th to return home to spend time with family and his return to the VWL wasn't certain at the time. Ford went 1-for-4 last night, with a walk and run scored. Through 32 games, he has a .281/.358/.378 line.

Ryan Reid pitched a scoreless inning last night, allowing a single, a walk and he struck out three batters. In was the second time this week that Reid had recorded all of his outs by strikeouts. On Wednesday he struck out five in 1.2 innings of work. He now has a 2.05 ERA after 21 appearances, recording 26 strikeouts in 22 innings, with a 4.43 GO/AO ratio.

In Puerto Rico, Benji Gonzalez continues to get regular starts despi...

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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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