In the Dominican on a slow Wednesday night, Starling Marte had a big day on offense and barely played half of the game. He went 3-for-4 with two singles and his third home run of the winter. Marte scored twice and drove in four runs. He left after five innings for a pinch-hitter with the scored 16-1 at the time. He’s hitting .273/.325/.436 through 29 games. The regular season in the Dominican ends one week from today and Marte isn’t expected to participate in the playoffs.
Anderson Feliz went 2-for-5 with his sixth double. He also picked up an outfield assist in left field, before finishing the game at shortstop. He’s hitting .299/.353/.421 in 35 games this winter. He’s still a free agent, but with his performance this winter and position versatility, I’d expect someone to sign the 25-year-old switch-hitter soon.
In Venezuela, newly-acquired shortstop Engelb Vielma went 2-for-4 with a triple in his second game since the Pirates picked him up off of waivers. The triple was his second of the winter. On defense, he committed his sixth error of the winter. Vielma is hitting .233/.300/.301 through 26 games.
Danny Ortiz started his first game in a week, missing time due to a stomach bug. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and he’s now 2-for-27 with a double and three walks through nine games.
In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 3-for-4 with his eighth double. He also singled twice, drove in three runs and scored one run. He’s hitting .268 through 51 games and he has a 23:20 BB/SO ratio.