Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Jin-De Jhang and Michael Suchy Named to Australian All-Star Game

Michael Suchy won the fan vote to earn an All-Star spot. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Winter Leagues: Jin-De Jhang and Michael Suchy Named to Australian All-Star Game
John Dreker

In Australia on Friday, Jin-De Jhang was named to the All-Star game representing the World Team. He is hitting .273/.333/.364 through 12 games this winter and playing impressive defense, which includes a 70% caught stealing rate. There was a final fan ballot to pick the last two spots on the World Team and Michael Suchy ended up getting a spot on the team as well. The game will be held next Thursday.

In other news from Australia, Sam Street was added to the Melbourne roster this weekend, so he could get a chance to face Sydney and their two Pirate All-Stars. The 25-year-old Street had a 2.74 ERA over 69 innings and 31 appearances this past season in Bradenton.

As for action on the field from Friday in Australia, Michael Suchy was the only one of the three Pirates to play and he went ...

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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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