For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.
Top Hitter: Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.198) - 1-for-2, 2B
Other Notable Performers:
Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.203) - 0-for-2
Marcus Beltrez, LHP (1.34) - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Johan De Jesus, SS (.171) - DNP
Game Notes: The Pirates dropped a rain-shortened game to the first place Rangers by a 3-0 score. The game was called after the Pirates batted in the top of the fifth inning. They were able to collect just two hits, with Dennis Hurtarte hitting a double and Rudy Guzman picking up a single in two AB's. Guzman now has a t...
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.