Tag: Francisco Acuna

Winter Leagues: Recap of All 24 Pittsburgh Pirates Who Played Winter...

A total of 24 current Pittsburgh Pirates played winter ball this off-season, ranging from Randy Romero, who won the Dominican Summer League MVP award, to Major League players Richard Rodriguez, Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes. Here’s a brief summary of the winter performance for each player. I’ve grouped them by leagues and noted the approximate […]
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Prospect Chat: Live Look at Francisco Acuna in the Caribbean Series

The Caribbean Series is going on in Puerto Rico now and infielder Francisco Acuna from the Pittsburgh Pirates is participating in this afternoon’s game for Colombia against Mexico.  He’s playing shortstop and batting lead-off. Here’s live video of the game and the comment section will be open for any prospect questions during the game. Acuna […]
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Live Look at Francisco Acuna in the Caribbean Series

Francisco Acuna is batting lead-off for Colombia against the Dominican Republic today in the Caribbean Series. Acuna, who just turned 20 years old, is...

Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Returns to Action; Rough Night for Pirates...

In Australia, Robbie Glendinning’s team played a doubleheader. They scored nine runs in the first inning of game one for a 9-1 win, while Glendinning played second base and had an 0-for-3 game. He didn’t do any better in game two at shortstop, going 0-for-5 with a run scored and an error. He’s hitting .320/.397/.544 […]
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Winter Leagues: Socrates Brito Homers

In Australia on Sunday, Robbie Glendinning went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He reached base in all five plate appearances in his previous game. Glendinning is hitting .337/.418/.593 in 23 games. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna’s team lost 2-1, but he had a double and drove in their lone run. Through seven playoff games, he is […]
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Winter Leagues: Playoff Action from the Last Two Days

We have late results from Friday night and Saturday results from the Colombian league playoffs. Francisco Acuna went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI on Friday night. He followed that up with a 1-for-3 night on Saturday, in which he walked once. Acuna through six playoff games is 6-for-24 with a double and […]
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Winter Leagues: Playoffs Continue in Colombia; Ji-Hwan Bae Removed from Active...

In Colombia on Monday night, Francisco Acuna (pictured above) went 1-for-4 with a double, walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in his team’s 5-1 win Edgar Barrios started at shortstop and went 0-for-3 in his team’s 3-0 win. He is 0-for-12 in three games and did not play in his team’s fourth playoff […]
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Winter Leagues: Ji-Hwan Bae Reaches Base Three Times

In Australia on Sunday, Ji-Hwan Bae wrapped up week five of the season by going 2-for-4 with a walk. He is hitting .297/.416/.469 in 19 games. Bae has five doubles, two homers, 12 walks and he’s 6-for-6 in stolen bases. Robbie Glendinning wrapped up a quiet week by going 1-for-4 with a single. He is […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Finishes Up a Strong Regular Season in...

In Australia on Saturday, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-4 with two walks and two stolen bases. He is hitting .286/.403/.467 in 18 games this winter, with six stolen bases in six attempts. He has committed four errors, though all of them came in the same game. Robbie Glendinning had a doubleheader on Saturday. He went 1-for-3 […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Belts His Fourth Home Run

A few results from late Thursday, along with all of Friday’s action for Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball. In Mexico, Randy Romero was used as a pinch-runner, then finished the game in left field. It was his sixth straight game without a plate appearance. He is hitting .185/.214/.222 in 24 games. In Colombia, Luis Escobar […]
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