DSL Pirates Report: Two Players Making Most of Extra Playing Time, One Top Prospect Shutdown
Aug17

DSL Pirates Report: Two Players Making Most of Extra Playing Time, One Top Prospect Shutdown

The Dominican Summer League season is about to enter the final week and the Pirates have been eliminated from the playoffs already. Their record sits at 32-34 and is indicative of the youth on this team. There is a higher number than usual of first year players this year because the Pirates called up so many players with the extra affiliate(Bristol) in the United States, plus the team released eight players that were in the DSL in...

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DSL Pirates Report: Key Injuries Leave Team Short-Handed, Plus Struggles From Big-Bonus Players
Aug10

DSL Pirates Report: Key Injuries Leave Team Short-Handed, Plus Struggles From Big-Bonus Players

Last week, we named our players of the month, picking All-Star second baseman Raul Siri as the top hitter and right-hander Richard Mitchell as the top pitcher. Mitchell threw five shutout innings in his only appearance, while Siri suffered a right hand injury on Monday and the only action he saw in the last five games of the week was a pinch-running appearance on Saturday. He wasn’t the only key player out though, as starting...

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DSL Pirates Report: Raul Siri and Richard Mitchell Are Tops Among Pirates Players in July
Aug03

DSL Pirates Report: Raul Siri and Richard Mitchell Are Tops Among Pirates Players in July

The DSL Pirates had a great month of July, posting a 17-9 record. Unfortunately for their playoff chances, they finished June with an 8-18 record and lost their first two games in August. As for the month of July, the Pirates had three starting pitchers that really stood out.  While deciding the Pitcher of the Month, it was a tough choice between Richard Mitchell, Luis Escobar and All-Star Yeudy Garcia. All three of them made five...

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DSL Pirates Report: All-Star Second Baseman Raul Siri
Jul20

DSL Pirates Report: All-Star Second Baseman Raul Siri

It was a slightly abbreviated week for the DSL Pirates as the league takes the weekend off for the All-Star game. The Pirates have two representatives in the game, starting pitcher Yeudy Garcia and second baseman Raul Siri. We did a feature on Yeudy Garcia two weeks ago, he’s a hard-throwing righty that really keeps the ball on the ground, while picking up his share of strikeouts. More on him below in the weekly recap, but for...

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Pirates Sign Seven More International Players
Jul04

Pirates Sign Seven More International Players

After we heard about the two high profile signings from yesterday, shortstop Adrian Valerio and outfielder Edinson Lantigua, the Pirates also announced the signings of seven more players today. These players are all slightly older players, eligible to sign prior to this July 2nd signing period. They are shortstop Luis Perez, second baseman Raul Siri, lefty pitcher Christian Mota and right-handers Ramon Garcia, Junior Lopez, Julian...

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