Winter Leagues: Two Hits For Polanco, Three For Sands
Nov10

Winter Leagues: Two Hits For Polanco, Three For Sands

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and run scored in his team’s 3-2 victory. He had hits in his first 13 games, before failing to get a hit in two straight games. Polanco has reached base in all 16 games this season, collecting 21 hits and 13 walks. He is hitting .350 with 14 runs scored and 14 RBI’s in 60 AB’s. Carlos Paulino went 0-for-4 with a run scored in his...

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Winter Leagues: Ramirez Debuts Today, Polanco Update
Nov08

Winter Leagues: Ramirez Debuts Today, Polanco Update

Gregory Polanco has missed the last couple games, plus his team has had two days off this week, so fans were getting a little anxious about his absence. Finally got word that he has been out with the flu, which has knocked a handful of his teammates out of action as well. Polanco is also dealing with some personal family issues, but he should be back in the lineup soon. UPDATE: That soon came very soon. Polanco will be in the lineup...

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Winter League Recap: Andrew Lambo and Harold Ramirez Will Play Winter Ball
Oct23

Winter League Recap: Andrew Lambo and Harold Ramirez Will Play Winter Ball

It was a light day for Pittsburgh Pirates playing Winter ball on Tuesday, but there is news about a few noteworthy players that will be taking part in Winter ball this year. Matt Hague went 1-for-3 with a run scored, leaving the game early, as his team lost 18-8. They gave up 17 runs in the first six innings, then sat most of their regulars. Hague is 5-for-15 so far, with a double and home run. Leones del Escogido was rained out...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Fall Instructional League Roster
Sep10

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Fall Instructional League Roster

The Fall Instructional Leagues (“instructs”) will start at the end of this month, starting on September 16th and ending October 19th. Instructs is a time for the minor league players to review their 2013 seasons, add new pitches, refine old pitches, or add new positions on the field. It’s also a chance to get extra playing time, with games taking place against other teams, similar to minor league Spring Training. The...

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DSL Pirates 2013: Ten Prospects to Watch
Aug30

DSL Pirates 2013: Ten Prospects to Watch

Complete DSL Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Ten Prospects to Watch Last Year’s Ten Prospects to Watch As I mention every time I do these things, it is a lot more difficult to predict the top prospects at this level than it is at any other level. This season I have been fortunate enough to get much more input on the players. So rather than relying solely on things like bonuses, age/size, initial scouting reports when they sign...

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