Winter Leagues: Andy Vasquez Homers in Three Straight Games, Rojas and Garcia Return to Action
Jan14

Winter Leagues: Andy Vasquez Homers in Three Straight Games, Rojas and Garcia Return to Action

It was a slow Monday night in winter ball, although we do have some late news from Sunday night that didn’t get into Monday’s article. In Colombia, Andy Vasquez homered and drove in five runs in his team’s win. In the first two games, he is 4-for-9 with two homers and eight RBIs. His team took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. (see a late update for game three below) In Venezuela on Monday, Wilfredo Boscan...

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Winter Leagues: Hanson Struggling in Playoffs, Update on New Pitcher
Jan10

Winter Leagues: Hanson Struggling in Playoffs, Update on New Pitcher

On Friday night in the Dominican playoffs, Alen Hanson had a tough night, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout and his second error of the playoffs. He did score a run in his team’s 7-3 win, so there was a couple positives, but his overall play hasn’t been good the last two weeks.. In nine playoff games, he is hitting .194(7-for-36) with four runs scored out of the lead-off spot. Hanson’s team is 4-7 in the round robin...

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Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie
Jan09

Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that eight players have been invited to Spring Training, with some big name prospects among the group. Two of the players invited were pitchers Charlie Leesman and Wilfredo Boscan, both of whom just signed minor league deals. The other six players invited today are pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Adrian Sampson, first baseman Stetson Allie, infielder Gift Ngoepe and outfielders Mel Rojas Jr. and Keon...

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Winter Leagues: Walk-Off Hit For Gustavo Nunez, Julio Vivas Shutdown…Possibly
Jan08

Winter Leagues: Walk-Off Hit For Gustavo Nunez, Julio Vivas Shutdown…Possibly

On a slow Tuesday in winter ball, Sebastian Valle went 1-for-4 with a double in his team’s 6-2 loss. He has just three hits in 17 playoff at-bats, although those hits are two doubles and a homer. In Venezuela, Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-4 with two walks and two strikeouts. He stole his first base of the playoffs. In Panama, Edgar Munoz went 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored. We had a write-up on Munoz in Tuesday’s Winter...

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Winter Leagues: Gustavo Nunez Reaches Base Four Times, Back-to-Back Multi-Hit Games For Edgar Munoz
Jan06

Winter Leagues: Gustavo Nunez Reaches Base Four Times, Back-to-Back Multi-Hit Games For Edgar Munoz

In the Dominican on Monday night, Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout. He played second base and handled all five plays in the field cleanly, including two double plays. He’s made one error in the playoffs. If you missed it from yesterday, Hanson received permission from the Pirates to remain in the Dominican until at least the end of the round robin tournament. In six playoff games, he is 6-for-24 with a...

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