Winter Leagues 11/25 — Wins For Martis And Figueroa

Friday’s Winter League action for Pirates’ players and friends:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Tigres del Licey  5,  Leones del Escogido  0 3B Andy Marte had one of Los Leones’ 6 hits — a single in the 2nd inning, when Los Leones loaded the bases, but left all three runners stranded.  That was the closest Escogido came to scoring in the game.  Licey scored 2 runs in both the 2nd and 6th innings, and one more in the...

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Winter Leagues 11/24 — Beckman And Singh In Australia

Not a lot of winter league action on Thursday;  both the Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues had no games scheduled.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Five runs in the 7th inning gave the game to Los Leones.  After a single, a throwing error, and a double drove in two runs, Los Tigres brought in former Pirate reliever Wil Ledezma.  Ledezma got Corey Wimberly to pop out, followed by a second pop out,...

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Winter Leagues 11/2 — Slow Night

Looking at some Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League play.   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  8,  Leones del Escogido  1 Los Aguilas put up 5 runs in the 3rd inning and 3 more in the 4th.  A 3-run homer aided Los Aguilas in the 3rd, and a triple brought in two of the runs in the 4th.  Los Leones’ only run came on a solo homer in the bottom of the 3rd.  3B Andy Marte went 0-for-3 with a walk for Los Leones. ...

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Three Pirates in the Australian Baseball League

Three Pirates prospects will be playing for the Adelaide Bite in the Australian Baseball League, which begins on November 3rd.  The three prospects are right handed pitcher Ryan Beckman, left handed pitcher Rinku Singh, and first baseman Calvin Anderson. Beckman spent most of the 2011 season as the closer for the Bradenton Marauders, posting a 3.12 ERA in 52 innings, along with a 46:18 K/BB ratio and 11 saves.  The 21 year old had a...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Ryan Beckman

Very early in spring training the Pirates surprised a few of us by going to the bullpen and calling on Ryan Beckman in the 2nd inning of their second spring training game. After all, he had only pitched in State College the previous year and at age 21, that isn’t the type of pitcher you usually see getting a look in major league camp at that point. He impressed us by retiring all five batters he faced in front of a sold out...

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