DSL Season Wrap-up Part One: The Pitchers

The DSL season just wrapped up yesterday with an 8-3 loss to the Rays team, but overall it has to be considered a successful year for the team. They finished 3 games over .500 at 37-34 which was a 6 game improvement over last year (8 in the win column). They also did it with a huge roster turnover and, as you will see in the pitchers and hitters write-ups, some of the best guys from a prospect standpoint didn’t have such a great...

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VSL Season Wrap-up Part Two: The Pitchers

VSL Season Wrap-up Part One: The Position Players Continuing with the VSL season wrap-up, on the pitching side of things the Pirates finished 2nd in the league in ERA, just 0.04 behind the 2nd place Mariners. They allowed the fewest walks (202) and had the best WHIP in the VSL, but finished next to last in strikeouts. They used 19 different pitchers (as opposed to just 16 position players) and 9 pitchers made starts. Even though they...

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VSL Season Wrap-up Part One: The Position Players

For the fifth consecutive season the VSL Pirates have taken the regular season title. They finished the season this past Sunday with a 48-20 record, 4.5 games ahead of the 2nd place Mariners,who they met in the playoffs, which started Monday. After splitting the first two games, both low scoring affairs, the Bucs won the deciding 3rd game Wednesday morning by a 21-2 score. They had the best home record, losing just seven of their 33...

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Ten International Players to Watch

For those that don’t follow the players who have yet to come stateside,I figured I’d give a brief description of the players I think are the ones to watch.This isn’t necessarily a top ten list as I left off some players who are performing well in favor of higher priced kids,or ones who had more favorable scouting reports. As always with players in the DSL/VSL you take what they’re doing with a grain of salt...

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