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DSL Prospect Watch: Regalado Has Been Dominating With Impressive Control

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. Pittsburgh_Pirates10

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Box Score

Result: Pirates 3, Angels 2

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (5-2, 3.20) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Sandy Santos, RF (.208) – 2-for-2, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, DH (.194) – 0-for-4, RBI

Tito Polo, CF (.315) – 1-for-4, RBI

Marcus Beltrez, LHP (2.08) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.154) – DNP

Game Notes: Starter Jose Regalado threw five shutout innings, helping the Pirates to a 3-2 win and series sweep over the Angels. Regalado has now pitched 39.1 innings this year, issuing just two walks, while striking out 37 batters. Marcus Beltrez followed him with two shutout innings and Carlos Ruiz picked up his fourth save of the year. He gave up two runs, but both were unearned. Rudy Guzman, a 21-year-old switch-hitting outfielder, made his pro debut. He batted lead-off and went 0-for-2 with a walk. Sandy Santos went 2-for-2, snapping a 1-for-24 slump. The Pirates had a total of just four hits, all singles.

 

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Box Score

Result: Tigers 5, Pirates 4

Starting Pitcher: Julio Vivas, RHP (3.11) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Edgar Figueroa, LF (.279) – 1-for-3, 3B, 3 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Michael de la Cruz, CF (.346) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Jhoan Herrera, 3B (.242) – 1-for-4

Delvin Hiciano, RHP (1.42) – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Yoel Gonzalez, C (.151) – DNP

Carlos Munoz, 1B (.381) – 0-for-3, 2 BB

Game Notes: Starter Julio Vivas gave up three runs over five innings in his seventh start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief, throwing five innings in that outing. It was just the second time he gave up more than two earned runs in a game. Vivas gave up a run in the first, two in the second, then settled down and threw three shutout innings to finish his day. Delvin Hiciano gave up five baserunners in his 2.1 innings, but kept the Tigers off the board and left the game with a 4-3 lead. Jesus Paredes followed Hiciano and gave up two runs to blow the save and take the loss. Michael de la Cruz had a double and a walk and has now reached base 17 times in the last five games. He leads the entire DSL with a .500 OBP. Edgar Figueroa hit his fourth triple and drove in three runs, giving him 22 RBI’s on the season.

Player Of The Day

Deybi Garcia is a 21-year-old catcher in his third season in the DSL. He impressed with the bat during limited time in his first season, batting .313 in 15 games. Garcia threw out 30% of the 23 attempted base stealers during that rookie year. He returned to the DSL in 2012 and the hitting didn’t carry over. In 28 games, he hit .217, with a .632 OPS. Garcia’s caught stealing percentage dropped to 22%, but he made just one fielding error. In his third season, he is seeing much more playing time. He has played 20 games already, though his bat has been even worse than his disappointing 2012 season. Garcia is batting .177, with a .476 OPS. In his first season, he made good contact, striking out just four times. This year, he already has 15 strikeouts. He seems to be fine defensively, but if he is going to go further in the system, the bat is going to have to quickly turn around.

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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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