Winter Leagues: Polanco’s Hit Streak Reaches Nine
Oct29

Winter Leagues: Polanco’s Hit Streak Reaches Nine

In the Dominican on Monday night, Gregory Polanco extended his hitting streak that started on Opening Day, to nine games. In his second at bat, he lined a single up the middle for his only hit of the night. On Monday, we posted a season recap of the 2013 Pirates right fielders, then questioned whether signing a free agent right fielder this off-season was the right thing to do. One thing of interest this Winter League season, is the...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Picks Up Another Hit, Rojas Makes Debut
Oct28

Winter Leagues: Polanco Picks Up Another Hit, Rojas Makes Debut

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco extended his hitting streak to eight games on Sunday with a double in five AB’s. Despite the hitting streak, he has gone 3-for-13 in his last three games with five strikeouts. He is hitting .394 in 33 AB’s, just two less AB’s than he had all of last Winter in the Dominican. Carlos Paulino went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday. He was making his fourth start and he is currently...

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Winter Leagues: More Pirates Players Confirmed For Winter Ball
Oct27

Winter Leagues: More Pirates Players Confirmed For Winter Ball

Gregory Polanco had his second straight 1-for-4 game, picking up a single. He has hits in seven straight games to start the Dominican League season. Polanco is 12-for-28 with four doubles and three homers. Luis Sanz allowed one run on one hit and he a hit batter in two innings of work. He also threw a wild pitch. In five innings over four appearances, Sanz has allowed two runs on three hits and two walks. In Venezuela, Jose Osuna got...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Extends Hit Streak to Six Games
Oct26

Winter Leagues: Polanco Extends Hit Streak to Six Games

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had a quiet night compared to what he did in his first five games. He went 1-for-4 on Friday night, scoring a run and extending his hit streak to six games. Polanco is 11-for-24 so far. In that same game, Matt Hague had his five game hitting streak snapped. He went 0-for-4, dropping his average down to .304 through 23 AB’s. For the Gigantes del Cibao, Oscar Tejeda and Carlos Paulino both were in...

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Winter Leagues: Jose Tabata Will Play Winter Ball
Oct25

Winter Leagues: Jose Tabata Will Play Winter Ball

It has been confirmed that Jose Tabata will play Winter ball this season for Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan Winter League. He will join the team in mid-November. Last year, Tabata wanted to go to Winter ball but the Pittsburgh Pirates wouldn’t allow him to play, which got a negative response from Tabata and his agent, who felt he needed to play so he could mature as a player. Major League Baseball and the Winter Leagues...

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Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Does It Again
Oct24

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Does It Again

While some other Pittsburgh Pirates players are doing well early on in the Winter League season, none of them can match Gregory Polanco. Not only is he the top prospect in the system playing Winter Ball now, he has also tore up the Dominican League through five games and Wednesday night was his best game so far. Polanco is now batting .500 with three homers and eight RBI’s thanks to a 4-for-4 night in his team’s 8-0 win....

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