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DSL Prospect Watch: High Priced Players Make Their Pro Debuts

DSL Prospect Watch: High Priced Players Make Their Pro Debuts

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.
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Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Rockies 4

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (1-0, 7.20) - 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Luis Benitez, CF (.750) - 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Chrisitian Henriquez, LHP (0.00) - 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.000) - 0-for-3, BB

Pablo Reyes, 2B (.500) - 2-for-4, SB

Johan De Jesus, SS (.000) - 0-for-3, BB, SB

Game Notes: Jose Regalado started the season opener and picked up the win with a little early help from his offense. The Pirates, who are the defending champions of the DSL, scored five runs in the third inning and never lost the lead to the Rockies. Julio de la Cruz, one of the two top International signings, made his pro debu...

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