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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Four Pirates Taken in the Dominican Winter League Draft
Sep11

Four Pirates Taken in the Dominican Winter League Draft

The Dominican Winter League held it’s annual draft today and four Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players were taken among the 146 picks. The DWL draft allows teams to reserve players that usually aren’t quite ready for the league yet, so it’s basically players in the low levels of the minors. An example of that was two years ago when Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson and Willy Garcia were all taken within the first 12...

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Allie and Heredia Headline Mexican Winter League Roster Loaded With Pirates
Sep07

Allie and Heredia Headline Mexican Winter League Roster Loaded With Pirates

The Mazatlan Deer(Venados de Mazatlan) of the Mexican Pacific League released their 2014-15 winter league roster and it is loaded with Pittsburgh Pirates players, including two big prospects. First baseman Stetson Allie and RHP Luis Heredia headline the roster that has eight Pirates players and many players that were once in the Pirates system. Allie could share first base duties with another Pirates player, Carlos Munoz, who was...

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Winter Leagues: Recap of the Remaining Pirates Players
Feb01

Winter Leagues: Recap of the Remaining Pirates Players

Recapping the action this week for the Pittsburgh Pirates players still in Winter ball. In the Latin American Series, Tito Polo saw his first action on Wednesday, coming in as a pinch-runner in the sixth inning and getting hit in each of his two plate appearances. He scored a run, drove in a run and stole a base in his team’s 9-1 win. Edgardo Munoz wasn’t on the winning team in the Panama League, but he joined the Indios...

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Winter Leagues: Season Ends For Gregory Polanco
Jan29

Winter Leagues: Season Ends For Gregory Polanco

On Tuesday night in the Dominican League finals, Escogido lost 3-2 to Licey, ending their season. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a walk in his season finale, ending a spectacular Winter League season that saw him with the MVP and Rookie of the Year award. He hit .240 in the playoffs, finishing his season strong by getting on base 13 times in the last four games. The Latin American Series started on Tuesday night. The rosters for...

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