Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Extends Record Hitting Streak with Home Run

Jose Osuna hit his fourth winter homer on Sunday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Extends Record Hitting Streak with Home Run
John Dreker

In Venezuela on Sunday, Jose Osuna extended his team record hitting streak to 17 games with a home run. He was the DH and went 1-for-3 with a walk. The home run, which is shown below, was his fourth of the season and hit off of Logan Duran, who is a 36-year-old veteran winter league pitcher. Osuna is now hitting .321/.376/.538 through 22 games.

Elvis Escobar went 1-for-2 with a single and a walk on Sunday. He is now hitting .276/.335/.337 through 53 games.

Engel Vielma lost his eight-game hitting streak on Sunday, but he did reach base safely, going 0-for-3 with a walk. He's hitting .244/.319/.317 in 29 games this winter.

Danny Ortiz went 0-for-3, leaving him 2-for-33 in 11 games this winter. He has a .253 OPS. He is s...

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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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