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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: Rough Night for the Pirates in Winter Ball

In Venezuela, Jose Osuna had his worst night of the winter season, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. It was part of a rough night at the plate for the Pirates spread across five countries. Osuna is now hitting .353/.400/.549 through his first 13 games. He continues to play right field each night, starting there eight […]
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Winter Leagues: Prospect Recaps from Games in Six Countries

In Puerto Rico, 19-year-old second baseman Rodolfo Castro played his third game of the winter and went 1-for-4 with a single. He is 5-for-13 with five singles. In Colombia, Edgar Barrios started at shortstop and went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored. In the ninth inning, Francisco Acuna batted for Barrios and struck out. […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Has Been Starting Regularly in Right Field

In Venezuela on Wednesday night, Jose Osuna went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and run scored. He is hitting .390/.444/.585 through 11 games. On defense, he has played six games in right field, one in left field and one at first base, with three games as the DH. Each of his last six starts in […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Wraps Up a Solid Season in the...

Monday was the end of the regular season in the Dominican and Pablo Reyes confirmed that his winter season was over. It was an interesting 41 games for the 25-year-old, who will be playing for a bench spot with the Pittsburgh Pirates this upcoming spring. Reyes hit .255/.342/.326 in 165 plate appearances. That .668 OPS […]
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Winter Leagues: Alfredo Reyes Continues to Put Up Strong Stats in...

On Sunday night in the Dominican, Stephen Alemais played his second game. After going 0-for-2 with an error at second base in his debut on Saturday, he came back with a 1-for-3 night, picking up a walk, RBI and run scored. Alemais started at shortstop on Sunday and committed a throwing error, showing that even […]
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Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar Continues to Pitch Well; Robbie Glendinning Homers...

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar continues his impressive winter on the mound. He’s still getting limited work, but he has been very effective in the role. On Friday, he recorded the final out of the sixth inning, stranding two inherited runners. He stayed on for a scoreless seventh, issuing a walk and picking up a strikeout. […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Homers; Jose Osuna Sees His Hitting Streak...

On Thursday in the Australian Baseball League, Robbie Glendinning began his second week of play with his first home run and four RBIs. He also added his third double of the winter and a walk. He’s hitting .333/.400/.667 in his first five games. All five starts have been at third base. In Venezuela, Jose Osuna […]
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Winter Leagues: Erik Gonzalez Picks Up the Game-Winning Hit on Tuesday...

On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes were in opposing dugouts and it was Gonzalez who came out on top. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the eighth, which ended up being the only run of the game. Reyes started at third base and went 1-for-4 […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna and Luis Escobar Face Off in Venezuela

Two days worth of action in winter ball, with interesting pitcher/batter match-ups each day. Colombia was busy on Sunday, as all four Pittsburgh Pirates saw action on the same day for the first time. Three of them were in the same game and it was an interesting match-up for those who follow prospects in the […]
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