• Victor Black Headed to the Arizona Fall League

    According to the Dallas Baptist University Twitter account, right-handed pitcher Victor Black will be heading to the Arizona Fall League to join the Scottsdale Scorpions. Black had a big year this year, posting a 1.65 ERA in 60 innings in relief, with a 12.8 K/9 and a 4.4 BB/9 ratio.  He's dealt...

  • Pirates Send Five to the Arizona Fall League

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sending five players to the Arizona Fall League this off-season. The five players selected this year are Adalberto Santos, Gift Ngoepe, Matt Curry, Brandon Cumpton and Tyler Waldron. Santos has put up an impressive season, hitting for a .344/.433/.439 line in 212 at-bats with Altoona. The 2010 22nd...

  • 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...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/30 — Escogido Wins Dominican Championship

    The Dominican League is the last to wrap up their Championship series.  They and the winners from the other three Caribbean leagues will begin the Caribbean Series on Feb 2nd.  The Dominican Republic is the host team for 2012.   Leones del Escogido  6,  Aguilas Cibaenas  5 A hard-fought game, going down...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/29 — Gimenez Leads Aragua To Caribbean Series

    The Winter Leagues continue to wrap things up....   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  3,  Tiburones de La Guaira  1 1B Hector Gimenez had another big day, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, to lead Los Tigres to the win.  That gives them the win of the championship series, and...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — 4 RBI For Gimenez; Bite Eliminated In Australia

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Saturday's winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 Los Leones again took the lead in this best-of-9 series, with this win over Los Aguilas.  Los Leones now lead 4 games to 3, and need one more win...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — Dominican And Venezuelan Series Tied

    Not too many Pirates' players and friends left in the playoff mix, as winter league action winds down:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE    (best of 7) Tiburones de La Guaira  9,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Los Tiburones evened up the championship series again, at 2 games each, taking a big bite out of Los...

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