Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Rojas Saves Game With Defense, Rondon Makes Debut

Rojas picked up an important outfield assist on Wednesday (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Winter Leagues: Rojas Saves Game With Defense, Rondon Makes Debut
John Dreker

In Venezuela, Jose Osuna appealed his six game suspension and was able to play on Wednesday night. He went 1-for-4 with his 13th double. It sounds like he is the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year with just a short time left in the regular season. He is hitting .328/.390/.503 in 54 games.

Elias Diaz went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He is hitting .247 through 22 games, with a .737 OPS.

Jorge Rondon made his winter debut a few days ago and has now pitched twice, throwing 1.2 scoreless innings without any hits, walks or strikeouts. The Pirates picked up the 27-year-old off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles in late October.

Elvis Escobar took over in center field in the eighth inning, as his team won 12-1 on Wednesday night. He flew out to left field in his only at-bat. Escobar is...

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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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