The Venezuelan League began play last night, kicking off the 2017-18 winter league coverage. There was also one game in Mexico, though action for Pittsburgh Pirates in the league begins tonight. Throughout the entire off-season, we will have coverage of the winter league action, with articles posted 5-6 times a week, depending on how many Pirates see action each night. The Caribbean World Series takes place during the first week of February and signals the end of winter ball, so unless no Pirates are involved in that final tournament, then the coverage takes you right up to the beginning of Spring Training.
We cover every player for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the winter. That includes players in Mexico, Venezuela, the Dominican, Colombia and Australia this year. The league in Puerto ...
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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.