Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Three Hits for Osuna; Rodriguez Continues Recent Dominance on the Mound

Jose Osuna raised his winter average to .324 on Friday night. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Three Hits for Osuna; Rodriguez Continues Recent Dominance on the Mound
John Dreker

In Venezuela on Friday night, Jose Osuna went 3-for-4 with three singles in his team's 4-2 loss. He was back at third base and had just one play all game, starting a 5-4-3 double play. Osuna is hitting .324/.377/.521 in 20 games this winter.

Elvis Escobar went 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch and an RBI. He is now hitting .278/.335/.342 through 51 games, with eight doubles, one triple and he's 3-for-6 in stolen bases.

Engelb Vielma went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt and a hit-by-pitch. He's batting .240/.313/.307 in 27 games this winter.

In the Dominican, Starling Marte went 1-for-2 with a single, a HBP, two runs scored and his ninth stolen base in nine attempts. Marte left for a defensive replacement in the top of the fifth, though it wasn't directly after the hit-by-pitch, which occu...

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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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