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Winter Leagues: Another 2017 Draft Pick Could Make His Winter Debut Soon

Hector Quinones pitched in three levels after being drafted in the 32nd round this past draft. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Winter Leagues: Another 2017 Draft Pick Could Make His Winter Debut Soon
John Dreker

There wasn't much going on Thursday night in winter ball action, so we have updates here from the last two days. I'll note that the playoffs are going on in Colombia, but Francisco Acuna didn't play in either of his team's first two games. He is still on the active roster.

In Mexico on Thursday, Jerrick Suiter went 0-for-2 with two walks, as his team won 3-0. That put them down 2-1 in the best of seven series.

Carlos Munoz went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. It's interesting to note that Munoz is starting at first base over Suiter, who has been the DH. Munoz is a decent first baseman, who catches everything his way, but lacks mobility. Suiter is considered to be the first defensive first baseman for the Pirates. It could just be that Suiter is in more of a Sprin...

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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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