Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Jung-Ho Kang Continues Slow Start with Rough Friday Night

Kang has had trouble on defense and at the plate so far this winter. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Jung-Ho Kang Continues Slow Start with Rough Friday Night
John Dreker

Thursday was a slow day for winter league action, as the Dominican League had the day off. Below you will find action from the last two days in winter ball around the Dominican, Venezuela and Mexico.

On Thursday in Venezuela, Elvis Escobar went 0-for-3 with a walk. It broke his seven-game hit streak, but he still has a season-long nine-game on base streak after his performance on Friday night (see below).

On Thursday in Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 1-for-4 with an RBI single. He becomes a minor league free agent next month unless he re-signs with the Pirates before that happens, so Munoz is playing for a 2018 job at this point.
Friday's Action
In the Dominican, Jung-Ho Kang had his toughest night so far, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and his third error. He is now 1-for-17 with ...

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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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