In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Starling Marte continued he recent hot streak by going 2-for-4 with an RBI. He also stole his seventh base in seven attempts. Marte has reached base safely 12 times in his last five games and he’s now hitting .255/.308/.408 through 26 games.
Anderson Feliz had a big day as he continues to look for a free agent deal. He went 3-for-4 with two doubles and drove in three runs. He’s hitting .289/.354/.422 through 31 games.
In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. He played his ninth game at third base and was involved in two plays on defense, one was a grounder and then he was in the middle of a rundown. He has made two errors so far, both in the same game. It’s interesting to note that he was supposed to see some time at first base and in the outfield, but he’s only been at DH and third base so far. In 13 games, Osuna is hitting .271/.327/.458 with three doubles and two homers.
Elvis Escobar played the final two innings of his team’s 8-5 win (over Osuna’s team) in left field. He did not get to bat. He’s hitting .287/.335/.350 in 43 games.
Danny Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI. He is 2-for-19 through his first five games.
In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. He’s hitting .260 through 45 games, with six doubles, two triples, two homers and a 19:16 BB/SO ratio.
In Colombia from Tuesday night, Francisco Acuna went 0-for-3 during a rare night in which he didn’t reach base. It’s just the third time in 23 games he failed to reach base and all three games have been three or fewer plate appearances. He’s hitting .243/.376/.329 in 86 plate appearances. If you missed it from earlier this week, I talked to Edgar Varela, the Latin American Hitting Coordinator for the Pirates, about what makes Acuna so good at getting on base at such a young age.