Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Jin-De Jhang is Headed to Australia for Winter Ball

Jin-De Jhang is headed to Sydney to play in the Australian Baseball League. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Jin-De Jhang is Headed to Australia for Winter Ball
John Dreker

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, rain wiped out one game and shortened another. Starling Marte's team lost 6-0 after the game was called with two outs in the top of the seventh. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Through 11 games, he is batting .143, with a double, a triple, two homers and a 1:14 BB/SO ratio.

Jung-Ho Kang and Edwin Espinal had their game postponed due to rain after three innings. Kang was 0-for-2 at the time, while Espinal had a single and a walk in two plate appearances. It appears they will just start the game over at another time, so these stats will be lost.

Anderson Feliz went 0-for-3 with a run scored. Due to a 3-for-19 stretch over the last six games, his average is down to .289 after a hot start.

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar struck out as a pinch-hitter in...

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Winter Leagues
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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