The winter league season is winding down, so now is a good time to recap the action. Only five players from the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in action and that number will drop very soon. You'll probably get one more winter recap article next weekend, but that won't drastically change any of the season performances listed below. With that in mind, I'm going to break down the players by league so it's easier to explain how their performance translates to success. For example, a .700 OPS in the Dominican league this year would be well above league average, but if that same player put up that number in Venezuela or Mexico, he would have had a below average season.
Dominican Republic
We start in the Dominican Republic because it's the league with the most talent. It was heavy with pitching t...

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