On Wednesday night in the Dominican League Finals, Gregory Polanco had a tough game and the rest of his team didn't do any better. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and his team lost 1-0, dropping them to 0-3 in the best-of-nine series. Polanco has struggled for the most part in the playoffs, hitting .176 in nine games. Game four of the series will take place tonight at 6:35 EST and it can be viewed here online.
Earlier on Wednesday, MLB.com named Polanco the third best outfield prospect.
From the Colombian League finals on Tuesday night, Harold Ramirez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base in his team's 8-5 win. With the victory, the Tigres moved to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Tito Polo made his first appearance of the series, pinch-running and scoring a run in the eighth inning.
From Panama on Tuesday, Edgardo Munoz went 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored in his team's 8-4 loss. In 14 games, he is hitting .231 with a .594 OPS and six stolen bases, which ties him fo...
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.