Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Escobar and Munoz Off to Hot Starts; Granberry Makes Debut

Mikell Granberry made his winter debut in Mexico. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Winter Leagues: Escobar and Munoz Off to Hot Starts; Granberry Makes Debut
John Dreker

It's still slow early in the winter season, so we have games from the last two days listed below. If you missed it from Monday, Australia is going to be a bit busier this year than usual.

On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Pablo Reyes went 0-for-2 off of the bench, coming into the game in the bottom of the fourth as a defensive replacement at second base.

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar went 1-for-5 with a single and an RBI.

In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Wednesday's Action
In the Dominican, Jung-Ho Kang played his fourth game. His team had the previous two days off. Kang went 0-for-3, with a fly out, a strikeout and a ground out to shortstop. He faced Marcus Walden, a 29-year-old, who has three years of Triple-A pitching experience. On a side note, Walden wa...

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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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