Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Control Issues For Luis Heredia

Heredia failed to record an out on Thursday (Photo Credit: Tim Williams)
Winter Leagues: Control Issues For Luis Heredia
John Dreker

In Mexico on Thursday night, Luis Heredia had his worst outing of the winter, facing three batters without recording an out. He only threw three strikes in his abbreviated outing, issuing two walks and hitting a batter. Two of the runners scored after he was pulled from the game. In 9.2 innings over seven appearances this winter, Heredia has allowed five runs on six hits and seven walks, with two strikeouts.

Sam Kennelly made his debut in Australia on Friday(13 hours ahead of the East Coast). He went 2-for-3 and started at third base. Kennelly has played in the ABL for three seasons already, but has always been the youngest or among the youngest players in the league and struggled. In 56 ABL games prior to Friday, he put up a .144 average, with nine walks and one extra-base hit. The pla...

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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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