Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues Recap: News From Australia, Award For Marte

Winter Leagues Recap: News From Australia, Award For Marte

On a light day of Winter League action from yesterday, Felix Pie was the only Pirates player to play. He went 0-for-4, as his team dropped down to 3-11 in the playoffs.

The Dominican League playoffs continue with their four team, 18 game round-robin tournament for four more days. The two best teams will continue on to meet in a nine game championship series. Beginning on February 1st, the best teams from the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan and Dominican Leagues, will all meet in the Caribbean Series. The series is a seven day round-robin tournament, ending with the championship game on February 7th.

In news out of the Dominican, Starling Marte was named the player of the week for the first week of January. During the regular season, he won back-to-back player of the week awards at ...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail

Winter Leagues

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.

More in Winter Leagues

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

AFL: Eric Wood’s Homer Accounts for Only Offense in 7-2 Loss

John DrekerOctober 24, 2016
Elvis Escobar TW 52316

Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar Continues His Hot Start with a Home Run

John DrekerOctober 23, 2016

AFL: Eric Wood and Jin-De Jhang Help Provide Offense in 10-8 Victory

John DrekerOctober 22, 2016

AFL: Scoreless Outing for Alex McRae, Surprise Loses 3-2 to Salt River

John DrekerOctober 22, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Winter Leagues: Action Opens Up in the Dominican on Thursday Night

John DrekerOctober 21, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

AFL: Eric Wood Plays First Base for the First Time, Has Busy Day on Offense and Defense

John DrekerOctober 20, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects