Tuesday was a slow night of winter league action for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but since Monday was a complete off-day, I decided to run this quick update anyway.
In Colombia, Tsung-Che Cheng went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and a run scored. He also put down a sacrifice bunt and he handled all five plays in the field at shortstop. He is now hitting .300/.364/.429 in 19 games, with three doubles and three triples.
In Mexico, Jared Oliva went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and a hit-by-pitch. The double was his third of the season. He is now hitting .255 with a .701 OPS in 23 games.
Randy Romero went 1-for-5 with a single. He’s now hitting .288 with a .684 OPS in 59 games.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.