• Winter League Results: 10/19

    Here are the results from the Pirates prospects in yesterday's winter league action. **Ramon Cabrera got his second start behind the plate, and went 0-for-4 with a walk. **Anderson Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a double and two walks for the Tigers in the Dominican League. **In the same game, Alen Hanson entered...

  • Winter League Results: Ramon Cabrera Delivers Big Pinch Hit Double

    Here are the results from yesterday's winter league action. **Ramon Cabrera came in as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning of a 1-1 game and delivered big. The catcher doubled, bringing in two runs and putting his Venezuelan team up 3-1, which ended up being the final score. **Brandon Boggs went...

  • Winter League Results: McPherson Rocked in First Start

    Here are the results from yesterday's winter league action. **Kyle McPherson made his first start with the Tigers in the Dominican Winter League. McPherson gave up six runs on six hits in three innings, with a walk and three strikeouts. Most of the damage came in the fourth inning, with the Bulls...

  • A List of the Pittsburgh Pirates Playing in the 2012 Winter Leagues

    A few of the 2012 winter leagues got started over the weekend, with the Dominican, Mexican, and Venezuelan Winter Leagues joining the Arizona Fall League as the active leagues that are currently playing. The Puerto Rican league and the Australian Baseball League have yet to start their seasons. Below is a list...

  • Pictures and Notes From Instructs

    Today was my final day down in Florida. The main purpose of this trip was to get the final information for the 2013 Prospect Guide, as well as a cover photo. There was one game today against the Detroit Tigers' farm system. Below are some notes and pictures from the game. Jon...

  • Gerrit Cole Throws Five Innings in Instructs Today

    Today was my first day covering the Fall Instructional Leagues this year. It turned out to be a good day to be at Pirate City, as top prospect Gerrit Cole was on the mound. Cole was going up against the Philadelphia farm system, and ended up throwing five innings of shutout ball....

  • Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco Taken in First Round of Dominican League Draft

    The Dominican Winter League is currently holding a draft for the rights to the top international prospects in baseball for the 2012 season.  A total of 100 players will be drafted to the reserve teams for the 2012 season. The draft started at 4 PM, and at the time of this writing...

  • Winter League Final Wrap: Perth Repeats In Australia

    The Perth Heat have won the Australian Baseball League's Claxton Shield for the second time, taking the best-of-three series with the Melbourne Aces. The Heat beat the Aces in Game 1, by a 4-1 score, and the hero of that game was former Pirate Virgil Vasquez.  Vasquez was a late addition to...

  • Winter Leagues 2/7 — Dominicans Take Caribbean Series Championship

    Despite losing their last series game to Puerto Rico by a score of 3-1, the Dominican Republic (Los Leones del Escogido) has won the Caribbean Series.  This is their lucky 13th series championship in the past 22 years, more than any other team in the competition.  The Dominicans finished the round-robin championship...

  • Caribbean And Australian Series Wraps 2/6

    We're counting down to the opening of spring camps, but a few Pirates' players and friends have been busy in the Caribbean Series.  This has started as a round robin style tournament, with each team playing two games against each other team. The Dominican Republic team won their first four games, beating...

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