A slow day in winter ball on Monday due to just one game in the Dominican, plus the league in Mexico held it’s All-Star game. I included stats for all of the active Pirates in winter ball at the bottom. I left off Anderson Feliz and Carlos Munoz, who are minor league free agents, though we will still update them in articles in case they re-sign.
As for Monday’s action, we start in Venezuela, where Jose Osuna played his third game. He went 0-for-4 and is now 2-for-11 with a single, double and one intentional walk. All three games so far have been as the designated hitter.
Elvis Escobar started for the first time in nearly a week and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. He is hitting .263 over 33 games, with four doubles, one triple, an 8:21 BB/SO ratio and two steals in five attempts.
In Colombia, we have an update on 17-year-old shortstop Francisco Acuna. On Friday, he went 1-for-4 with a single. On Saturday, he was 0-for-2 with a walk. He went 1-for-4 with a single on Sunday. Through 12 games, he is hitting .147/.293/.176, with a double and six walks. Acuna hasn’t hit much, but he has reached base in 11 of his 12 games. The only game in which he didn’t reach base safely was the sixth game of the season when he received just two plate appearances. On defense, he has committed three errors in 52 chances.
Stat Updates for Current Players
Starling Marte is hitting .196/.236/.373 in 14 games.
Jung-Ho Kang is hitting .138/.217/.200 through 23 games
Pablo Reyes is batting .254/.329/.328 through 22 games
Montana DuRapau hasn’t pitched since October 29th and could be done for the year. In four games, he allowed five runs on five hits and three walks in three innings.
Edgar Santana has given up four runs on four hits and two walks in two innings over his three appearances.
Christian Navarro is 1-for-4 with four games as a pinch-hitter and five games as a pinch-runner.
Mikell Granberry is 0-for-7 in four games.
Johnny Hellweg allowed four runs on four hits and two walks in two innings. He hasn’t pitched since October 20th and is likely done.
Jin-De Jhang is 3-for-11 with a home run in three games.
Michael Suchy is 3-for-13 with a home run and a double in four games.