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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Winter Leagues: Two Hits for Liover Peguero

Here’s a look at Sunday’s action from winter ball for the prospects from the Pittsburgh Pirates. I mentioned in the winter league weekend report that Endy Rodriguez, Liover Peguero and Dariel Lopez didn’t play Thursday through Saturday. They all played Sunday in the same game.

Liover Peguero went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI. He has a .200 average and a .631 OPS in his limited time. Video of the double can be found below.

Dariel Lopez went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. He’s hitting .313  with an .827 OPS in 16 at-bats.

Endy Rodriguez went 0-for-4. He has a .208 average and a .490 OPS in 24 at-bats.

Jeremy Beasley faced three batters and all three reached base, with one scoring. In three appearances, he has allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in two innings.

In Venezuela, Ali Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a single, run scored and RBI. He had two hits and three runs in Saturday’s season opener.

In Mexico, Jared Oliva went 0-for-3 with a run scored and an outfield assist. He’s hitting .333 with a .659 OPS and six steals in 11 games.

Here’s Peguero double. That’s Tito Polo scoring the run

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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.

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joesolo6181

Of three guys mentioned above the one I expected to be the best is Endy and so far the other two are out hitting him. I can’t explain it!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Tito Polo!!!!!!!!

Anthony

I think Peguero is set up for a breakout year in 2023. I love his tools, but my main concern is his BB-rates. For him to be “successful” at the MLB level, he will need to get this up to/near 10%. He’s still young, so he def has time. Development tends to happen slowly, then all at once 🤞🏻.

Rob Baran

Not with plate patience IMO. Would be surprised to see him “get it” at this late date in his career.

PiratePrimate

Late date in his career?

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