Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Escobar Comes Through in a Big Spot; Quinones Makes His Winter Debut

Elvis Escobar is hitting .333 in the Venezuelan league playoffs. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Escobar Comes Through in a Big Spot; Quinones Makes His Winter Debut
John Dreker

On Sunday in Australia, Robbie Glendinning went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored. Through his first two weeks of winter action, he's hitting .344/.462/.469 in eight games. He has eight RBIs and has scored 11 runs.

Michael Suchy extended his on base streak to 15 games, going 1-for-2 with a double, run scored and a HBP. He left for a pinch-runner in the fourth inning after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch. Suchy was down for about three minutes before walking off the field without any help, though he still looked shaken up a few minutes later while on the bench. In 27 games, he has a .273/.362/.485 slash line.

Sam Street made his third appearance and allowed one run over one inning. He allowed a solo homer and struck out one batter. Street threw a total of 5.1 shutout innin...

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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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