Winter Leagues: Three Hits For Polanco on Saturday Night
Dec01

Winter Leagues: Three Hits For Polanco on Saturday Night

In the Dominican from Saturday night, Gregory Polanco broke out of a recent mini-slump, going 3-for-4 with a run scored. In his four previous games, he went 1-for-16, temporarily dropping his average below the .300 mark. Polanco is now hitting .311 in 32 games, with 24 RBIs and 21 runs scored. He also picked up an outfield assist. Oscar Tejeda hit his second homer of the season for the Gigantes del Cibao. He didn’t start the...

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Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes Winter Debut
Nov30

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes Winter Debut

In the Dominican League from Friday night, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. After winning the Hitter of the Week award last week, Polanco has gone 1-for-12 this week. Carlos Paulino went 0-for-2 with a walk and strikeout. He has now played 14 games, hitting .231 with a double in 39 at-bats. Stolmy Pimentel made his Winter debut for Estrellas de Oriente. He came in during the sixth inning and ended up going 1.2...

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Winter Leagues: Sosa, Ramos and Diaz Look Good in Bravos Loss
Nov29

Winter Leagues: Sosa, Ramos and Diaz Look Good in Bravos Loss

On a slow night in Winter ball, almost all the action from Thursday happened in Venezuela. Andrew Lambo went 0-for-3 with a walk, as his Cardenales de Lara team lost 3-1. He is hitting .103 through nine games, going 3-for-29 with five walks and five RBIs. Elvis Escobar got into the Cardenales game late as a pinch-runner. He was quickly erased on a double play. It was his fourth appearance of the season. The Bravos de Margarita club...

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Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Triples in Win
Nov28

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Triples in Win

In the Dominican from Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a triple, walk and run scored in his team’s 5-1 win. The triple was the first of the Winter season for Polanco. On the opposing side, Felix Pie went 1-for-3 with an RBI and walk. In nine games, he is hitting .400 with four RBIs. Pie is still on the free agent market after being let go by the Pirates on November 1st. In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 1-for-4...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Named Hitter of Week in Dominican
Nov27

Winter Leagues: Polanco Named Hitter of Week in Dominican

In the Dominican from Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. It was the second straight 0-for-4 game for Polanco, who still ranks second in the league in OPS. He did receive some good news yesterday on his team’s day off. Polanco was named the Dominican League’s hitter of the week for last week. He went 7-for-22 with four walks and four RBIs. Carlos Paulino went 0-for-4, but he did throw out both...

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Winter Leagues Notebook: Pirates Have Talented Outfielders in Winter Ball
Nov26

Winter Leagues Notebook: Pirates Have Talented Outfielders in Winter Ball

The Pittsburgh Pirates have 26 players that have played Winter ball so far this season, along with some players that were in the organization during the 2013 season, who are currently minor league free agents. The best players in this group are the outfielders and there are even more on the way. Gregory Polanco has been tearing up the Dominican League, while the Colombian League has two of the younger talented players in the system...

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