From Friday in Australia, Robbie Glendinning, who was selected by the Pirates in the 21st round of the 2017 draft, made his winter debut for the Perth Heat. He played shortstop and went 0-for-1 with three walks and a run scored. Glendinning hit .198/.342/.229 in 29 games with Morgantown after being drafted. Going back to 2008 (first year for winter stats on Pirates.com), no other draft pick has played winter ball during the same year they were drafted.
Michael Suchy went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. He extended his hitting streak to eight games and now has a .250/.344/.421 slash line through 21 games.
From Colombia, we have results from the last two games for 17-year-old shortstop Francisco Acuna. On Tuesday night, he went 2-for-2, with a walk, sacrifice hit and a run scored. On Wednesday, he went 0-for-4 with an RBI. Acuna handled a season-high ten chances in that game without an error. Through 35 games, he is hitting .243/.372/.308, with five doubles, a triple and three stolen bases.
In Venezuela on Thursday, Elvis Escobar went 2-for-4 with his ninth double and his 14th RBI. He is hitting .260/.320/.326 through 60 games. His regular season ends tonight, but his team has made the playoffs.
Engelb Vielma went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored. He is hitting .240/.311/.302 through 34 games.
In Mexico, Jerrick Suiter played in his sixth game this winter. It was his second game as a first baseman (other four were as a DH). He went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored. Suiter is hitting .231/.286/.269 through 28 plate appearances.
Carlos Munoz went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI. He’s hitting .273/.366/.369 in 63 games.
In the Dominican league playoffs, Anderson Feliz went 0-for-3 with a walk. He went 1-for-4 in his playoff debut on Tuesday.