Winter Leagues: Allie Extends Hit Streak, Big Night For Dean Anna
Oct15

Winter Leagues: Allie Extends Hit Streak, Big Night For Dean Anna

Due to a light schedule each day, the Pirates highlights from Monday and Tuesday in winter ball are both recapped below. On Friday, the Dominican Winter League begins play, so the winter league articles should be daily once that league starts up. Starting off first with Monday’s action in Mexico, Stetson Allie had two singles in four at-bats during his team’s 3-0 win. More on him below. Two other Pirates players came out...

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Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Reaches Base Three Times in Win
Oct13

Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Reaches Base Three Times in Win

Sunday is usually a slow day in winter ball, but five Pittsburgh Pirates players saw action. In Venezuela, Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He is 4-for-14 in the first four games and has been the DH in each of the last three games after catching the opener. Jose Osuna went 0-for-4 and is now 1-for-12 on the season. After being used as a DH in his first two games, he played his first game at first base. Matt...

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Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Makes Winter League Debut
Oct12

Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Makes Winter League Debut

There wasn’t much going on Friday night in winter ball, but there was plenty of action on Saturday, so we recap the last two days below. On Thursday night, we posted the season preview for the Venezuelan League, along with a recap of Opening Day. The Mexican League started with one game Friday night, though no Pirates players were involved in the game. All but one Pirates player in the league is on the Venados de Mazatlan club,...

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Winter Leagues: Opening Night in Venezuelan League
Oct09

Winter Leagues: Opening Night in Venezuelan League

The Venezuelan Winter League  began play on Thursday night(recap below), kicking off our coverage that usually runs into the first week or so of February. Just a reminder that any player in the Pirates system at the end of 2014 will be covered, including free agents. Once a player signs with a different organization or gets released, we will drop them from the coverage. Also, just because a player is on a roster, it doesn’t mean...

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The Complete Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster, Including DSL Players
Sep22

The Complete Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster, Including DSL Players

Last week I posted the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Fall Instructional League roster for their upper level team, along with an explanation of what goes on during instructs. Over the weekend I received the roster for the second team, which also features a lot of players who are making the jump from the DSL. The roster can be seen below, with notes on the DSL players to follow. The DSL players are significant here, as that usually...

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Tony Sanchez to Play in Dominican League This Winter
Sep19

Tony Sanchez to Play in Dominican League This Winter

Tony Sanchez has signed a contract to play in the Dominican League this upcoming winter. Sanchez will strictly be catching, stating that he “won’t even be taking his first base glove down there.” He is excited to play against the good competition the league has to offer. “I’ll spend a month in the Dominican, and I’ll be facing some good arms. Hopefully that will put me in the right spot coming into Spring Training,” Sanchez said....

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