Tag: Oneil Cruz

MLB Pipeline Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline released their new top 100 prospects list live on MLB Network on Saturday afternoon. They had three familiar names in their top 100. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on Baseball America’s top 100 list earlier this week, with Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz all ranking in the 52-57 range. Pipeline […]
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Baseball America Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America posted their rankings of the top 100 prospects on Wednesday morning. The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list and they are all bunched up in the middle. Mitch Keller leads the way for the Pirates, dropping down to 52nd on the list. He was ranked 40th in their mid-season update back […]
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Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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Winter Leagues: Pirates Shut Down Oneil Cruz

In the Dominican on Tuesday, Leones del Escogido announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates shut down shortstop Oneil Cruz earlier than expected. He was supposed to play for two more weeks according to the original agreement made between the Pirates and Leones. Cruz played just eight games this winter, hitting .185/.267/.259, with two doubles, two walks […]
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Winter Leagues: Recap of Sunday’s Action for Seven Pittsburgh Pirates

From Sunday afternoon in the Australian League, Robbie Glendinning went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and two runs scored. Through eight games, he’s hitting .333/.375/.667 with six doubles and three homers. Jerrick Suiter had his best game through the first two weeks of the season. He went 3-for-5 with an RBI. He’s hitting .258/.281/.290 in […]
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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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Winter Leagues: Oneil Cruz Picks Up His First Extra-Base Hit; Christian...

In Australia on Friday, the Perth Heat and Canberra Calvary opened up a weekend series, putting Robbie Glendinning and Jerrick Suiter on opposite sides. Glendinning’s Perth team won 1-0 on a tenth inning walk-off error, with Glendinning scoring the only run of the game. He started at shortstop and went 0-for-4, reaching base in the […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna is Off to a Strong Start in...

In Mexico, Fabricio Macias batted lead-off and played center field in a game that went 21 innings last night, taking seven hours and 13 minutes to play. He went 3-for-9 with his fourth double of the season and run scored in the 5-4 win. It’s the fourth straight multi-hit game for Macias, who now has […]
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Winter Leagues: Oneil Cruz has a Preferred Position

There were no games involving any Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, but we have an interesting article to share from the Dominican, as well as a highlight from Mexico. Oneil Cruz gave an interview to the local media in the Dominican (link is in Spanish). He’s playing shortstop for Leones de Escogido this winter, where he […]
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Winter Leagues: Fabricio Macias Homers; Chris Sharpe Leads His Team to...

In winter league action from Sunday in Mexico, Fabricio Macias had his third straight multi-hit game and collected his first home run of the season. He went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. Through 29 games this winter, he is putting up a .260/.318/.364 slash line. Randy Romero started in center field for Mazatlan and […]
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