Tag: Fernando Villegas

Winter Leagues: Ji-Hwan Bae and Robbie Glendinning Have Big Nights in...

In Australia on Saturday, two Pittsburgh Pirates were again the opposing shortstops in the Perth vs Geelong-Korea contest. Ji-Hwan Bae had a nice night, going 1-for-3 with three walks, three runs scored and an RBI. He also stole his fourth base. He hasn’t committed an error since (or before) his four-error game two weeks ago. […]
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Winter Leagues: Fernando Villegas and Ji-Hwan Bae Each Pick Up Three...

We have some late results from Colombia on Wednesday, plus all of Thursday’s action for the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball. From Wednesday in Colombia, Francisco Acuna went 1-for-4 with a single. He is hitting .352/.455/.394 in 23 games. Edgar Barrios went 0-for-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. He is batting .161/.230/.161 in […]
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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: Fabricio Macias is Off to a Solid Start in...

Winter recap for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last three days. Sunday In the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez played his third game and went 1-for-3 with a double, run scored and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Joel Cesar gave up his first runs of the winter after starting with 3.1 shutout frames over […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Homers, Gets Injured; Erik Gonzalez Debuts

A recap of the Pittsburgh Pirates players in winter ball action over the last week. The recaps should come more often very soon with the Arizona Fall League completed. In case you missed the winter preview, here’s the link. It includes starting dates for the other leagues, as well as some Pirates who are scheduled […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Will Begin to Play Winter Ball Soon

Here’s a day-by-day recap of winter league action over the last four days. Wednesday In Mexico, see if you can find any similarities between the usage of the three young Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders in the league. Fernando Villegas was used as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning during his team’s 6-5 loss. Fabricio Macias was […]
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Winter Leagues: Pedro Vasquez Debuts with Three Shutout Innings

Here’s a day-by-day recap of the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball over the last three days. Sunday In Mexico, Fabricio Macias came on as a pinch-runner late, stayed in the game in right field and collected a single in his first at-bat of the winter. In his season debut two days earlier, he was used […]
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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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Bristol Pirates Top Ten Prospects: Tahnaj Thomas Leads a Deep List...

Yesterday we posted the season recap for the Bristol Pirates and noted that the top ten prospects list would be much stronger than normal at this level. The Pirates have sent some solid pitching prospects here in the past, but the real difference this year is the depth of the list. The list below is […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Promote Yoyner Fajardo to Bristol; Fernando Villegas Heads...

The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted 20-year-old infielder Yoyner Fajardo to Bristol on Monday. He was with Morgantown at the start of the season while they waited for draft picks to sign, but he’s been in the Gulf Coast League since the season opened down there and has been performing well. Fajardo was signed as an international […]
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