DSL Pirates Season Recap Part Two: Hitters

Check Out Part One: The Pitchers The DSL Pirates as a team were one of the better hitting squads thanks mainly to their three all-stars who helped them score 5.3 runs a game and finish atop the DSL in home runs. From last year’s club, gone were Willy Garcia, Luis Urena, Alen Hanson, Jodaneli Carvajal and Samuel Gonzalez who are all playing well in the states.  Plus, three players were released, so this team had a lot of at-bats...

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DSL Pirates Season Recap Part One: Pitchers

The DSL Pirates had their best season since 2007 when they were led by two 23 year old pitchers who combined for a 15-3 record and really had no business being in the DSL at that point due to their advanced age. This year the Pirates were forced to go to some more over age pitchers to help fill out the roster while they waited for younger signees to have their contracts approved and ages verified by MLB. The process was slower this...

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VSL Season Wrap Part One: The Hitters

The 2011 VSL Pirates were again a strong offensive team this year, and for the 6th straight year they played in the VSL playoffs defending their 2010 title against the Rays team.  They ended up losing the championship series two games to one, on a 7-2 loss yesterday. Just like last year I will be splitting up the season wrap-up into two articles, one for the pitchers and one for the hitters. From the 2010 season the VSL Pirates lost...

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VSL Season Wrap Part Two: The Pitchers

Check out Part One: The VSL Hitters The VSL Pirates were stacked with young first year players this year so it is no surprise that the team won the league title based more on offense than it did on pitching. They finished 5th in the six team league in ERA with a 4.19 clip and they had a 1.43 WHIP which tied them for third. The team put up a decent strikeout total finishing 2nd in the league with 414 and they were the 2nd best control...

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VSL/DSL Pirates Transactions

The Pirates have recently released five players from the VSL/DSL rosters and added five new players in their place. Earlier this year they needed help filling out innings while they awaited approval on contracts that were on hold due to age verification issues. They signed veterans of the DSL in the interim period to get them through the season.   The following players were released and all of them had previously played in the DSL...

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DSL Pirates Send Four to All-Star Game

The Dominican Summer League held its annual all-star game today and the Pirates team sent four players to the game including three players who made the starting lineup. Thirdbaseman Diego Goris, outfielders Jesus Vasquez and Raul Fortunato and pitcher Aneudy Merejo all represented the Pirates in the game. Raul Fortunato batted third and went 0-2 with a walk.  He is a speedy 20 year old centerfielder who has shown great improvements...

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