Winter Leagues

Instructs Report: Keller, Hearn and Waddell Pitch; First Look at DSL Players

Jean Eusebio was the Pirates' top international signing in the 2016-17 signing period. Photo credit: Wilbur Miller
Instructs Report: Keller, Hearn and Waddell Pitch; First Look at DSL Players

BRADENTON - The Pirates opened Fall Instructional League last week and Monday began the exhibition part of the FIL.  (It's not really a "league" as stats and records aren't kept)  The "older" players in camp played an exhibition game against the Blue Jays.  There was also an intrasquad game, more of a scrimmage really, involving the "younger" players.

The players in camp are, for the most part, drawn from the Pirates' four short-season affliates:  the DSL and GCL Pirates, Bristol, and Morgantown.  There's also a smattering of players working their way back from injuries or getting ready to participate in the Arizona Fall League or, in a few cases, winter ball.  Austin Meadows, for instance, is in camp, although he was in workout duds today and not dressed for game action.

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Winter Leagues

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