Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Big Day For Paulino, Jackson Continues Shutout Streak

Winter Leagues: Big Day For Paulino, Jackson Continues Shutout Streak
John Dreker

In the Dominican from Saturday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-3 with a double, run scored, walk and RBI in his team's 8-2 loss. Polanco has reached base 54 times in 27 games and been on base at least once in all but one game. He now has 25 RBIs this Winter. Starling Marte is practicing with the Escogido team, but is not 100% healed from his hand injury. He has what is being called by the team, a finger injury. The team hopes to have him in action soon.

Marte hopes to make his Winter debut soon (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Polanco is the biggest name among Pirates players in the Dominican, but on Saturday he was overshadowed by Carlos Paulino, who was his teammate during the season at Altoona and Indianapolis. Catching against Polanco's team, he had a big night at the plate, going 3...

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Winter Leagues
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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