Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Suchy and Glendinning Homer; MacDonald Pitches Again

Sam Street made his sixth appearance of the winter on Saturday, one of four Pirates to play in Australia. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Winter Leagues: Suchy and Glendinning Homer; MacDonald Pitches Again
John Dreker

It was a busy Saturday in Australia with every team playing a doubleheader and all four Pittsburgh Pirates got into action. We start with Michael Suchy, who extended his on base streak to 20 games. He has reached base on hits in all but one of those games. Suchy went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in the first game on Saturday. That double was his team's only hit of the game in a 2-0 loss. In the nightcap, Suchy had a big game at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with two doubles, his sixth homer, and a walk. He now has 11 doubles this winter. In 33 games, Suchy has a .302/.385/.569 slash line.

Connor MacDonald looked more like the player the Pirates signed on Saturday. The power-hitting first baseman went 0-for-5 with a walk, run scored and three strikeouts during Saturday's doubleheader. T...

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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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