This morning I posted a couple recent highlights from Jose Osuna in the daily Winter Leagues article. That has been a common theme with the winter coverage. He has easily been the best player in the system this off-season and it's one of the best winter performances we have seen from a Pirates' player.

A question I get asked often about winter leagues is the level of play. Osuna is in Venezuela, where the average player has AAA experience. You'll get some Low-A players like Elvis Escobar, though they don't usually see much playing time. You also get a lot of players with some Major League experience, but not many star players. The league usually gets better as the season goes along, so it wouldn't have been a surprise to see Osuna fade these last couple weeks, but he obviously hasn't ye...

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