Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela
Oct12

Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Winter League started their season on Thursday night with six current Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players on the Opening Day rosters. On Friday night, four of those players made their season debut. The number of Pirates players in the league will fluctuate as players are signed as minor league free agents or are released, plus some players only play partial season, so they may leave the team early or start their...

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Nick Kingham Overcomes Slow Start In Trenton
Jul23

Nick Kingham Overcomes Slow Start In Trenton

Nick Kingham was on the mound for Altoona tonight as they took on the Trenton Thunder on the road. The game was delayed at the beginning due to a heavy downpour about a half hour before first pitch was scheduled. With the delay setting the game back 15 minutes, it looked like Kingham was off his game in the first inning, but he settled down for the next 4 2/3 innings, turning a poor beginning into a nice overall appearance. This is...

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Alen Hanson’s Defense Is Tough to Watch; Will It Ever Be Good?

I’ve written a lot this week not only on Alen Hanson’s defense, but on the defense of the entire Bradenton Marauders team. Overall the defense has been horrible in the early part of the season. The frustrating thing is that a large majority of the errors have come on routine plays. These aren’t cases where a guy ranges over and gets an error on a play that a slower guy would have missed. They’re routine plays...

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Winter Leagues Recap: 11/11

In Winter League action yesterday, Benji Gonzalez made his first start for Leones de Ponce, batting ninth and playing shortstop. He went 1-for-4, with a stolen base, a run scored and he turned two double plays. In Dominican League action, Oscar Tejada went 0-for-1 with a strikeout, while Anderson Hernandez went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Neither Starling Marte, nor Gregory Polanco played yesterday, while Alen Hanson...

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Winter League Results: Daniel McCutchen Makes First Start

Here are the updates from the winter leagues over the last two days. **Daniel McCutchen made his debut in the Dominican League on Sunday, throwing four innings in a start. McCutchen gave up one earned run on six hits and three walks in the four innings, striking out three. The lone run came in the third inning, when McCutchen gave up a leadoff double, and an RBI single three batters later. McCutchen also issued all three of his walks...

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