Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Debuts for Edwin Espinal, Pablo Reyes and Montana DuRapau

Edwin Espinal picked up a hit in his first winter league start on Saturday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Debuts for Edwin Espinal, Pablo Reyes and Montana DuRapau
John Dreker

The Dominican winter league had it's first full day of action on Saturday night. Pablo Reyes and Edwin Espinal made their first starts, while the rosters for the Dominican were finally released. Besides Espinal, Reyes and Jung-Ho Kang, four other Pirates were on active rosters, though that doesn't mean they will play. Edgar Santana, Montana DuRapau, Miguel Rosario and Anderson Feliz are also on current rosters. Other players could join rosters throughout the off-season.

Jung-Ho Kang played his second game. He went 1-for-4 Friday, driving in three runs. He had three plays in the field and committed an error over at third base. On Saturday, Kang went 0-for-3 with a walk. He drew that walk in the first inning, then grounded out to shortstop in the third, followed by strikeouts in the fifth...

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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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