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DSL Prospect Watch: All-Star Game Results

The Dominican Summer League held their annual All-Star game yesterday and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent three players to the game. The American League team won the game 3-1, as the pitchers dominated most of the game. The two teams combined for just one extra base hit and only one of the runs scored was earned. Pittsburgh_Pirates10

The Pirates representatives were first baseman Carlos Munoz, outfielder Tito Polo and pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr. Both Munoz and Polo were in the starting lineup. Munoz went 0-for-2, while Polo went 1-for-3 and scored the NL’s only run. Agrazal came into the game during the sixth inning and gave up a sacrifice fly that gave the AL a 2-1 lead and then he got the next batter to foul out to end the inning. He came out for the seventh inning and got a groundout before being replaced.

On the season, Carlos Munoz is leading the entire DSL with his .383 average, .567 slugging % and .494 OBP. He is a 19-year-old that is in his third season in pro ball. He started in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2011, playing sparingly. Last year, Munoz hit .261 in 47 games, with 40 walks and 27 RBI’s.

Tito Polo is hitting .297 with 25 runs scored, 18 stolen bases and a .772 OPS in 35 games. The 18-year-old outfielder is in his second season in the DSL. He hit .280 in 55 games as a rookie, stealing 17 bases.

Dario Agrazal Jr is an 18-year-old, 6’3″ righty in his first season in the DSL. He is 4-0, 2.48 in eight starts. Agrazal has thrown shutout ball in four of his starts.

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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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  • Y2JGQ2

    are any of these guys considered sleeper prospects?

    • John Dreker

      They aren’t the top prospects on the team, but I have heard great things about Polo. Someone I talked to says he can do everything out there, run, field, hit, throw.
      Agrazal had a strong amateur background before signing and his father was a great player. He has pitched well for a rookie, but there are some better pitchers around. A couple people have said that Jose Regalado is the best on the team, though he is a couple years older than Agrazal, so he may not be a better prospect.
      Munoz doesn’t have a great body, stocky and he is a first baseman, so he is going to need to really hit to be considered a prospect, adding some more power would help. They are all players to watch, just not the top ones in the DSL system right now.

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