Winter Leagues: Weekend Recaps for Five Pittsburgh Pirates

Three days worth of action for the remaining Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball.

On Friday night in Australia, Robbie Glendinning went 1-for-3 with his eighth double, an RBI and a walk.

In Colombia on Friday, Edgar Barrios went 0-for-2 before leaving for a pinch-hitter.

In Puerto Rico, Rodolfo Castro struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of his team’s 8-3 loss.¬†Through five playoff games, he is 1-for-8 at the plate.


In the Dominican, Alfredo Reyes went 0-for-1 with a strikeout. He came into the game in the eighth inning on defense and played one inning at second base and one inning at shortstop. He is 5-for-29 through 13 playoff games.

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar made his fourth playoff appearance. He faced two batters, allowing a double to the first hitter, then striking out the next. In the playoffs, he has thrown a total of two innings, with two hits and one unearned run. Escobar just entered the top 50 prospects list for the Pirates.

In Australia, Robbie Glendinning played a doubleheader. He went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI in the first game. In the second contest, he went 0-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.

In Colombia, Edgar Barrios went 0-for-1 off the bench and played shortstop.


In Australia, Robbie Glendinning went 4-for-5 with a run scored. That wrapped up the regular season. In 28 games, he put up a .364/.467/.545 slash line. He ranked fourth in the league in average, second in OBP, eighth in slugging and fourth in OPS. Former Pirate prospect Michael Fransoso, who has spent the last three seasons in independent ball, led the league in all four categories. Glendinning’s team will play a best-of-three playoff series, starting on Friday.

In Colombia, Edgar Barrios started at shortstop and went 0-for-2, before leaving for a pinch-hitter. He is 5-for-27 with a double, in 11 playoff games.