Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Updated Stats for Pittsburgh Pirates in Winter Ball

Mikell Granberry is one of three Pirates who are currently playing winter ball in Mexico. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Winter Leagues: Updated Stats for Pittsburgh Pirates in Winter Ball
John Dreker

A slow day in winter ball on Monday due to just one game in the Dominican, plus the league in Mexico held it’s All-Star game. I included stats for all of the active Pirates in winter ball at the bottom. I left off Anderson Feliz and Carlos Munoz, who are minor league free agents, though we will still update them in articles in case they re-sign.

As for Monday’s action, we start in Venezuela, where Jose Osuna played his third game. He went 0-for-4 and is now 2-for-11 with a single, double and one intentional walk. All three games so far have been as the designated hitter.

Elvis Escobar started for the first time in nearly a week and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. He is hitting .263 over 33 games, with four doubles, one triple, an 8:21 BB/SO ratio and two steals in five attempts.

In Colombia, we have an update on 17-year-old shortstop Francisco Acuna. On Friday, he went 1-for-4 with a single. On Saturday, he was 0-for-2 with a walk. He went 1-for-4 with a single on Sunday. Through 12 games, he is hitting .147/.293/.176, with a double and six walks. Acuna hasn’t hit much, but he has reached base in 11 of his 12 games. The only game in which he didn’t reach base safely was the sixth game of the season when he received just two plate appearances. On defense, he has committed three errors in 52 chances.

Stat Updates for Current Players

Dominican Republic

Starling Marte is hitting .196/.236/.373 in 14 games.

Jung-Ho Kang is hitting .138/.217/.200 through 23 games

Pablo Reyes is batting .254/.329/.328 through 22 games

Montana DuRapau hasn’t pitched since October 29th and could be done for the year. In four games, he allowed five runs on five hits and three walks in three innings.

Edgar Santana has given up four runs on four hits and two walks in two innings over his three appearances.

Mexico

Christian Navarro is 1-for-4 with four games as a pinch-hitter and five games as a pinch-runner.

Mikell Granberry is 0-for-7 in four games.

Johnny Hellweg allowed four runs on four hits and two walks in two innings. He hasn’t pitched since October 20th and is likely done.

Australia

Jin-De Jhang is 3-for-11 with a home run in three games.

Michael Suchy is 3-for-13 with a home run and a double in four games.

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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