Julio Eusebio is Focused on Having a Strong 2018 Season

Julio Eusebio had a 1.00 ERA with West Virginia in 2017. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Julio Eusebio is Focused on Having a Strong 2018 Season
John Dreker

Right-handed pitcher Julio Eusebio is in a much different place this off-season than he was at this time last year. After pitching briefly in winter ball in the Dominican Republic last year, he returned home to New York to be with his ailing father. That led to him missing some of his off-season training and coming into Spring Training this year behind everyone else. His father is doing much better this off-season and Eusebio has been able to focus on getting ready for what he considers to be a big 2018 season.

When Eusebio first joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014, he showed up on the Spring Training roster without any transaction announcement. Until recently, we thought he was signed as an international free agent, even though his birthplace has always been listed as New York, NY si...

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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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