Tag: Adrian Valerio

Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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Winter Leagues: Chris Sharpe Reaches Base Four Times

In Puerto Rico on Friday night, Chris Sharpe went 2-for-3 with two singles and two walks. He also scored two runs, stole his third base and picked up an outfield assist. Sharpe is now hitting .234/.339/.298 in 15 games, with one double, one triple and eight walks. In Australia on Saturday, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-3 […]
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Winter Leagues: Five Pittsburgh Pirates See Winter Action Over the Last...

Winter recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball over the last two days, plus those playing in the Premier12 tournament that runs through November 17th. Sunday In the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez started at third base and went 1-for-5 with his second double and a run scored. Pedro Vasquez made his fourth appearance, going 1.2 […]
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Winter Leagues: An Early Look at What to Expect This Winter

Today marks the start of our winter league coverage. For those new to the site, we cover anyone with the Pittsburgh Pirates who is playing winter ball around the globe. We will usually have about five articles per week once things really get going, but it all depends on how many players in the system […]
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Stephen Alemais Placed on Injured List; Adrian Valerio Promoted to Altoona

The Altoona Curve have placed shortstop Stephen Alemais on the 7-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. To take his place on the roster, infielder Adrian Valerio has been promoted from Bradenton. Alemais was injured on a slide during the first inning of Wednesday’s game. He remained in long enough to score a run, […]
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Winter League Recap: Performances by Gage Hinsz and Eduardo Vera Lead...

The winter league season got off to a very slow start for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Just a handful of players were seeing action. Once the later starting leagues began playing, the Pirates ended up with a decent amount of winter participants. Below you’ll find a recap for every player, along with a note about the […]
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Winter Leagues: Lolo Sanchez, Adrian Valerio and Rodolfo Castro Each Make...

The final day of the Dominican league regular season saw two Pittsburgh Pirates play their first winter league game. Lolo Sanchez (pictured above) was the tenth overall draft pick in this year’s winter draft in the Dominican, while Valerio was drafted last year. They both got to start the final game this year for the […]
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Rule 5 Preview: Best Tools Among Available Pirates

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft takes place on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 48 players who are available to be selected by other teams. We will have a preview prior to the draft, but for now, I thought it would be interesting to look at the best tools available among […]
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Bradenton Top Ten: A List Highlighted by Two Potential Breakout Hitters...

We posted the season recap for the 2018 Bradenton Marauders yesterday. Today we look at the top ten prospects from the team. For each of the first five top ten lists (see links below) we used the mid-season prospect guide for the rankings and we continue doing that with this list. Seven players for Bradenton made our mid-season […]
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The 21: Jordan Luplow Leads a Strong Week on Offense for...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers until last year when we changed it to The Twenty. The […]
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