The Dominican Summer League held their annual All-Star game yesterday and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent three players to the game. The American League team won the game 3-1, as the pitchers dominated most of the game. The two teams combined for just one extra base hit and only one of the runs scored was earned.
The Pirates representatives were first baseman Carlos Munoz, outfielder Tito Polo and pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr. Both Munoz and Polo were in the starting lineup. Munoz went 0-for-2, while Polo went 1-for-3 and scored the NL’s only run. Agrazal came into the game during the sixth inning and gave up a sacrifice fly that gave the AL a 2-1 lead and then he got the next batter to foul out to end the inning. He came out for the seventh inning and got a groundout before being replaced.
On the season, Carlos Munoz is leading the entire DSL with his .383 average, .567 slugging % and .494 OBP. He is a 19-year-old that is in his third season in pro ball. He started in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2011, playing sparingly. Last year, Munoz hit .261 in 47 games, with 40 walks and 27 RBI’s.
Tito Polo is hitting .297 with 25 runs scored, 18 stolen bases and a .772 OPS in 35 games. The 18-year-old outfielder is in his second season in the DSL. He hit .280 in 55 games as a rookie, stealing 17 bases.
Dario Agrazal Jr is an 18-year-old, 6’3″ righty in his first season in the DSL. He is 4-0, 2.48 in eight starts. Agrazal has thrown shutout ball in four of his starts.