Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Helps Team to Caribbean Series
Jan31

Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Helps Team to Caribbean Series

Wrapping up a few days of winter league action in one article, since there isn’t much going on at this point. On Monday night in Mexico, Sebastian Valle went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He was 1-for-2 in throwing out base runners. His team lost 4-3, which wrapped up the finals, sending Tomateros de Culiacan to the Caribbean Series. Valle went 2-for-16 in the five games. In Venezuela, Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a walk,...

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Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Homers, Shows Off Great Defense (With Video)
Jan26

Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Homers, Shows Off Great Defense (With Video)

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Estrellas won 2-1 to stay alive in the best-of-nine finals. The Gigantes took a 4-3 advantage in the series. Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, while Gustavo Nunez went 0-for-3 after sitting out his first game of the entire playoffs on Friday. Rafael Perez started the game and had his worst outing, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, picking up four strikeouts over 5.1...

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Winter Leagues: Valle Returns to Action, Kennelly Helps Perth Clinch Playoff Spot
Jan24

Winter Leagues: Valle Returns to Action, Kennelly Helps Perth Clinch Playoff Spot

On Wednesday night in Mexico, catcher Sebastian Valle returned to action with his new team. He was drafted by Jalisco for the finals on Tuesday. In his first game back, he went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored, as his team lost by an 11-8 score. In the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-3 with a run scored in his team’s 5-1 win. The Gigantes took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-nine series. On the other side of the field, Gustavo...

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Winter Leagues: Mel Rojas Jr. Homers, Sebastian Valle Gets Drafted For Finals in Mexico
Jan21

Winter Leagues: Mel Rojas Jr. Homers, Sebastian Valle Gets Drafted For Finals in Mexico

In the championship series in the Dominican on Tuesday night, Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the third inning that gave his team a lead they would never relinquish. Rojas scored two runs and stole his first base of the playoffs in the 5-3 victory that evened up the best-of-nine series at two games apiece. The homer was the first of the winter for Rojas, who hasn’t seen much action during the playoffs, but he...

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Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Homers, Perez Continues Dominant Playoff Run
Jan20

Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Homers, Perez Continues Dominant Playoff Run

On Sunday in the Dominican playoffs, Gustavo Nunez went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in his team’s 7-3 win. Mel Rojas Jr. struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. He batted for Carlos Paulino, who spent the last four years in the Pirates’ system. In Venezuela, Julio Vivas retired the only batter he faced, picking up the last out in the top of the ninth and stranding both runners he inherited. In Colombia,...

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Winter Leagues: Finals Begin in Dominican League Without Some Top Pirates Prospects
Jan18

Winter Leagues: Finals Begin in Dominican League Without Some Top Pirates Prospects

Action is beginning to slow down in winter leagues for Pittsburgh Pirates players, so the articles will be spread out a little more. The action on the field in winter ball is heating up though, as we are nearing the Caribbean Series, where the best teams from Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican will face-off for the title. The teams are also being set for the Latin American Series, which will have the best teams from the...

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