Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Two RBIs For Polanco, Home Run For Sands

Winter Leagues: Two RBIs For Polanco, Home Run For Sands
John Dreker

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with two singles, two RBIs and a walk in his team's 4-3 win. He also stole his second base of the season. In 70 ABs over 19 games, he has a .343/.459/.600 slash line, with 15 walks, 17 RBIs and 19 strikeouts.

Elvis Escobar made his Winter debut Wednesday night

Oscar Tejeda pinch-hit in the ninth inning against Polanco's team and reached on an error. He is now 8-for-31 on the season in nine games.

Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with his third double of the season. He is now hitting .296 in 54 ABs with five extra base hits.

Atahualpa Severino retired all three batters he faced in the eighth inning of his team's 3-2 loss. Severino got three straight ground balls, including one to shortstop from Matt Hague, his teammate fro...

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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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