In the Dominican on Thursday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in his team's 11-1 win. He reached base four times in Wednesday's game. Polanco is hitting .331 and has reached base 67 times in 35 games.
Andrew Lambo is hitting .364 in his last nine games
Alen Hanson went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and stolen base. He made a fielding error on his first chance of the game and had just one play the rest of the day.
Carlos Paulino went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and two strikeouts. He is hitting .218 through 20 games, with just one extra base hit and two RBIs. He has been getting playing time though, due to his strong defense, which has been praised around the league.
Graham Godfrey made his Winter debut, throwing a scoreless inning in relief for Escogido(same team as Polanco). Godfrey spent most of the season with Indianapolis after coming over from the Boston Red Sox in a late-May trade. He is currently a minor league free agent.
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.