Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Final Recap for the Remaining Pittsburgh Pirates

Sam Street will continue on into the Australian league playoffs. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
Winter Leagues: Final Recap for the Remaining Pittsburgh Pirates
John Dreker

Winter ball action has still be going on over the past nine days since our last article. Five players from the Pirates saw action during the past week, with three of them seeing their winter season end, while the other two will continue on in the playoffs. In case you missed it last Sunday, I did a full recap of the 26 current Pittsburgh Pirates who played winter ball this season.

Saturday (1/21)

Jason Rogers went 0-for-3, with a walk.

Elvis Escobar played center field in the ninth inning during his team's 11-1 loss. He did not get a chance to bat.

*Sam Street also pitched on Saturday, though it was a day game in Australia, so it ended early enough to include in our last winter article that Saturday morning.
Sunday
Nefi Ogando had his first poor outing of the Dominican playof...

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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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