Winter Leagues: Jerry Sands Drives In First Run

In a light day of action on Monday, Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He had a single and a sacrifice fly. There was only one game in Puerto Rico due to the weather. Sands is 1-for-7 through two games.

In the Dominican, Matt Hague went 0-for-4 in his team’s 4-3 loss. Hague is hitting .306 through ten games.

Gregory Polanco had the day off one night after having his 13 game hitting streak snapped. If you missed it from yesterday, we broke down the competition level in the Dominican, taking a look at all of the pitchers that Polanco has faced this season.

In Nicaragua, Adolfo Flores allowed one hit and recorded one out in his third appearance. He has pitched 2.1 innings, giving up three hits, but no runs.

Both the Venezuelan and Mexican Leagues had off yesterday.

John Dreker

Author: 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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  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 leefoo

    Will he be this year’s Andrew Lambo?

    Or has Sands’ ship sailed?

    • John Dreker

      Well, compared to Lambo, he is only a year older, but also has more major league experience. No one is expecting anything from him, but he did hit well in the majors in 2011 and has some power potential, he just had a horrible 2013 season that never got going. It’s good to see him get some extra time in during Winter ball, because he missed time this year. I wouldn’t totally write him off just yet, but he has a tough job getting a spot with the 2014 team.