Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win

Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win
John Dreker

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored. He has reached base 43 times this year, picking up at least one hit or walk in 21 of his 22 games.

Going into Friday, Tito Polo had not had a hit since Opening Day

Matt Hague went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in his team's 3-0 loss. He is hitting .313 in 17 games.

Oscar Tejeda hit a pinch-hit double and scored a run in the eighth inning of his team's 13-11 loss. Tejeda stayed in the game and played left field.

In Puerto Rico, Jerry Sands reached base twice, going 1-for-4 with a single and a walk, though he also struck out twice. Sands is hitting .290 with two homers, so the results look good, but he has struck out 13 times in 31 at-bats.

Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 2-for-4 with two singles. He is hit...

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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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