Tag: Erik Gonzalez

Winter Leagues: Thursday Night Starts from Luis Escobar and Gage Hinsz

After just one player from the Pittsburgh Pirates saw winter league action on Wednesday, Thursday saw two starting pitching prospects take the mound and five other players got into games. We start in Puerto Rico, where Gage Hinsz made his third start of the winter after missing the entire 2018 season. Hinsz came into the […]
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Winter Leagues: Michael Feliz Debuts in the Dominican; Erik Gonzalez Homers

Two days combined into one in this article because both Monday and Tuesday were relatively slow. We start with news first from the Dominican. Michael Feliz joined Tigres del Licey on Monday after the Pirates gave him permission to play winter ball this year. The Houston Astros never allowed him to play during the off-season, […]
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Winter Leagues: Erik Gonzalez and Alfredo Reyes Pick Up Key Hits...

In the Dominican on Sunday, Erik Gonzalez went 1-for-5 with a run scored. He drove in two runs with his fourth double of the winter, keying a six-run rally in his team’s victory. Through 21 games, he has a .256/.270/.302 slash line. Gonzalez struck out three times on Sunday, giving him a 2:13 BB/SO ratio. […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Debuts in Venezuela; Tyler Eppler Throws Shutout...

In Venezuela, Luis Escobar made his long anticipated winter debut, which was delayed due to visa issues. Pitching for Aguilas del Zulia, he went 4.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. He threw a total of 61 pitches, with 36 going for strikes. Escobar retired nine straight […]
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Winter Leagues: Gage Hinsz Continues His Impressive Return

In Puerto Rico on Friday night, Gage Hinsz made his second start and it was just as impressive as his first game. After throwing four shutout innings over the weekend on one hit, one walk and five strikeouts, he followed that up with five shutout innings last night. Hinsz allowed two singles, with one walk […]
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Winter Leagues: Solid Night from Jerrick Suiter Helps Lead Gigantes to...

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Pablo Reyes started at third base and went 1-for-5 with a run scored. He played the final two innings on defense at second base. The single by Reyes came against former Pirate Brandon Cumpton. Reyes is hitting .245/.343/.319 in 27 games. Here’s Reyes scoring his run from first base […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Joins His Team in Venezuela

There was no winter action for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday this week. On Tuesday night, Pablo Reyes went 1-for-2 with a single and two sacrifice bunts. He was thrown out stealing for the second time in six attempts this winter. Reyes is hitting .247/.350/.326 in 26 games. He left his last game in the […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Reaches Base Three Times Before Leaving Game...

In the Dominican on Sunday, Erik Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with two singles. He made his fourth straight start at shortstop after mostly playing third base before the Pirates acquired him. Gonzalez picked up his fourth steal, though he was also caught stealing for the first time. He is now hitting .281/.299/.328 through 16 games. Pablo […]
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Winter Leagues: Gage Hinsz Makes a Successful Return to the Mound

In Puerto Rico on Saturday night, Gage Hinsz pitched in a game for the first time since August of 2017 and he put together an outstanding outing. He tossed four shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk, while striking out five batters. Hinsz dealt with shoulder issues for most of 2017, which was eventually […]
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Winter Leagues: Season Begins in Puerto Rico

Winter baseball began in Puerto Rico on Thursday night with three Pittsburgh Pirates in the league. Gage Hinsz, Jerrick Suiter and Jordan Jess are all on Gigantes de Carolina. Suiter (pictured above) was in the starting lineup as the DH on Opening Day and had an 0-for-4 night. He was at first base on Friday […]
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