Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Sam Kennelly Named to All-Star Game, Osuna Homers

Kennelly is one of the youngest players in the Australian League (Photo Credit: Tim Williams)
Winter Leagues: Sam Kennelly Named to All-Star Game, Osuna Homers
John Dreker

Not much going on Monday in winter ball, so this is two days worth in one article. We start with Mel Rojas Jr., who was the only Pirate to see action outside of Colombia. He didn't do much either, picking up an RBI on a ground out in his only at-bat.

In Colombia, Harold Ramirez picked up two hits, giving him a .388/.456/.531 slash line in 49 at-bats. Tito Polo went 0-for-3, drawing a walk and scoring a run. He is hitting .308/.406/.519 through 52 at-bats.

Sam Kennelly will represent Team Australia in the Australian Baseball League All-Star game on December 16th. He hasn't hit much this year, but he has played solid defense, making multiple starts at second base, shortstop and third base. Kennelly has committed just two errors this winter.

The Pirates announced the signing of LHP R...

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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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