Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Arribas Breaks Out of Slump, Sands Stays Cold

Winter Leagues: Arribas Breaks Out of Slump, Sands Stays Cold
John Dreker

In Puerto Rico from Wednesday night, Jerry Sands went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Sands has been in a slump lately, hitting .152 in his last ten games, with 12 strikeouts in 33 at-bats.

Danny Arribas had two doubles on Thursday

Benji Gonzalez got his first start of the season after collecting three hits and scoring three runs off the bench on Tuesday. Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts. He is 4-for-10 this season in four games.

Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 2-for-4 with two singles and a strikeout. He is hitting .316 this season and leading the league in both walks and runs scored.

In Australia from Thursday, Danny Arribas had his first multi-hit game of the season and collected his first extra-base hits. He went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in his te...

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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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