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.
Jesus Perez, RHP (0-1, 13.50) - 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Rodney Polonia, 2B (.429) - 2-for-5,
Johan De Jesus, SS (.333) - 2-for-3, 2 Runs
Yunelky Adames, 1B (.250) - 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
Game Notes: Starter Jandy Vasquez made his pro debut today and got hit hard. The 18-year-old, 6'4" right-hander gave up five runs before being pulled in the first inning. Two other pitchers also got their first career appearance, both without much success. Jesus Perez is a 19-year-old righty from Venezuela, listed at 6'2", 228 pounds. He all...
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.