Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Reaches Base Four Times; Reyes Continues Recent Hot Streak

Francisco Acuna has reached base safely in all but one of his games this winter. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Reaches Base Four Times; Reyes Continues Recent Hot Streak
John Dreker

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Starling Marte went 0-for-3 with a walk, RBI and a run scored. Through 15 games, he has a .185 average, with one double, one triple and two homers. The walk was his second of the season.

Pablo Reyes continued his recent mini stretch of success by going 2-for-4 with a run scored and his first stolen base. His average is now up to .268 through 23 games and he is hitting .333 in his last eight games.

Anderson Feliz flew out to left field as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. He is 4-for-28 with 11 strikeouts in his last nine games.

Jung-Ho Kang was on the bench for the second straight day.

In Mexico, Christian Navarro made his first winter start and he was facing former Pirate Zack Dodson, who had the third best ERA in the league coming into the...

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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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