Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues Update: Howard Wins Player of the Week

Winter Leagues Update: Howard Wins Player of the Week
John Dreker

Justin Howard has been named the Player of the Week by the Australian Baseball League for his performance during his team's four-game sweep last week against Melbourne. Howard went 9-for-14, with three walks, six runs scored and four RBI's. He finished the week with two three-hit games. Howard started the year off very slow, but has pushed his totals to respectable levels, now owning a .274/.410/.419 line over 18 games.

Other Winter League Notes

There were no games played last night. Only two were scheduled, both in the Venezuelan Winter League and they were rained out.

The VWL and DWL will both hold their all-star games today.

The Puerto Rican and Mexican League will both resume their normal schedule tonight.

The ABL resumes play on Thursday this week. Adelaide has a four g...

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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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