Winter League Recap: Polanco Goes Deep in Season Opener
Oct19

Winter League Recap: Polanco Goes Deep in Season Opener

Yesterday, Jake Oswalt posted an article about the tools displayed by Gregory Polanco. Hours later, on Opening Night in the Dominican Winter League, Polanco put on a show with those tools. In his team’s 4-1 victory, he hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, added a single and a walk, plus threw out two runners at home plate. The home run had a couple Pirates from this season involved. It was given up by Atahualpa...

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Winter League Recap: The Dominican League Starts Tonight
Oct18

Winter League Recap: The Dominican League Starts Tonight

The Winter League season is almost in full gear as the Dominican Winter League begins tonight. Also, the Veracruz League begins play as well. The Venezuelan League was in full gear last night, with four Pirates players getting into action. Jose Osuna came in as a defensive replacement at first base in the eighth inning and didn’t get a chance to bat. In three games, all off the bench, he has batted once. Elias Diaz got his...

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Winter League Recap: David Bromberg Makes His Debut
Oct14

Winter League Recap: David Bromberg Makes His Debut

As mentioned in the Venezuelan Winter League preview, the amount of Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands playing Winter ball will change throughout the year as players are added and dropped from the organization and some players either start their season later or end it sooner. Last night, two Pirates players made their debut, though neither was on an Opening Day roster just three days ago. David Bromberg got the start for Navegantes de...

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Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Will Play Winter Ball in Dominican
Oct13

Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Will Play Winter Ball in Dominican

In Winter League action from Saturday night, three Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers got into action, two in the Venezuelan League and one in Mexico. We also have news of two other players that will be playing Winter ball in the Dominican. In Venezuela, Jose Osuna got his first AB last night after appearing as a defensive replacement in his first game. Osuna grounded out as a pinch hitter in the eighth, then finished the game on...

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Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela
Oct12

Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Winter League started their season on Thursday night with six current Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players on the Opening Day rosters. On Friday night, four of those players made their season debut. The number of Pirates players in the league will fluctuate as players are signed as minor league free agents or are released, plus some players only play partial season, so they may leave the team early or start their...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Fall Instructional League Roster
Sep10

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Fall Instructional League Roster

The Fall Instructional Leagues (“instructs”) will start at the end of this month, starting on September 16th and ending October 19th. Instructs is a time for the minor league players to review their 2013 seasons, add new pitches, refine old pitches, or add new positions on the field. It’s also a chance to get extra playing time, with games taking place against other teams, similar to minor league Spring Training. The...

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