Tag: Luis Escobar

Pirates Make First Six Cuts of Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first cuts of Spring Training on Monday morning and all six players are right-handed pitchers. They optioned JT Brubaker, Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce to Indianapolis. James Marvel, Luis Escobar and Montana DuRapau were all assigned to minor league camp. None of these players were expected to compete for an […]
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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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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: 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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First Pitch: Rule 5 Draft Preview

The Rule 5 Draft takes place today at 12 PM EST (9 AM local time in San Diego) at the Winter Meetings. The Pittsburgh Pirates look like they’re in a position not to lose any prospects, though the 26-man rosters that go into effect next year could change how teams are willing to use that […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Continues His Strong Winter

Some late results from Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball on Tuesday night, along with all of Wednesday’s action. In Colombia on Tuesday, Francisco Acuna went 3-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases. He is now hitting .358/.464/.403 in 22 games, with a 9-for-9 record in stolen bases. After a rough outing on Monday night, […]
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Winter Leagues: Three Pirates Help Licey to Victory on Tuesday Night

The league in Colombia was the only one with any Pittsburgh Pirates to see action on Monday night, so we cover the last two days here today. Luis Escobar had a rough outing on Monday night, coming in to record the final out of the eighth inning. He allowed two runs on two hits and […]
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Winter Leagues: Ten Pirates See Action Across Winter Ball

In Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae saw his team lose by a record-setting margin in a 25-4 game. He didn’t start, but came into the game in the sixth as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-2. He showed off his impressive speed in the second at-bat, hitting a grounder to first base, where the first baseman was going […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Has a Big Doubleheader Performance

In Saturday action from Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the opening game of a doubleheader. He started at shortstop, but didn’t have a single play in the field. Bae was the DH in game two and went 1-for-4 with a single. He’s hitting .304/.429/.652 in seven games, with two doubles […]
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