Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Mixed Results For Top Pirates Prospects In Winter Ball

Winter Leagues: Mixed Results For Top Pirates Prospects In Winter Ball

For the last three weeks, we have been releasing the reports for the top twenty Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in our 2014 Prospect Guide. Starting tomorrow and running through Friday, we will post the reports for the top five spots and there should be no surprise over who is number one on that list. This year in  Winter ball, six of the top twenty prospects got into action and two of them are still playing. Below is a brief summary of their performances and as you will see, there are a wide range of results.

Polanco and Hanson were the top two Pirates prospects in Winter ball this year

The top Pirates prospect in Winter ball was obviously Gregory Polanco and he did not disappoint at all. Polanco won the Dominican Winter League MVP award and was also named the Rookie of the Year. He wa...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Winter Leagues

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.

More in Winter Leagues

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Winter Leagues: Elias Diaz Hits His First Home Run of the Winter

John DrekerDecember 5, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Winter Leagues: Offense is Starting to Pick Up for Jose Osuna

John DrekerDecember 4, 2016
Eric Wood dropping a single into center field.

Winter Leagues: Eric Wood Hits His First Home Run of the Winter

John DrekerDecember 3, 2016
Pablo Reyes TW 9716

Winter Leagues: Wednesday Provided Interesting Match-Ups Against Former Pirates

John DrekerDecember 2, 2016
Luis Heredia 32416

Winter Leagues: Lisalverto Bonilla Update; Luis Heredia Continues His Recent Success

John DrekerNovember 30, 2016
eric-wood-tw-110216

Winter Leagues: Eric Wood Continues to Work on Versatility While in the Dominican

John DrekerNovember 28, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects