Tag: Oneil Cruz

First Pitch: A Preview of the Rule 5 Draft

Teams have to decide by 8 PM tonight who they are protecting from the Rule 5 Draft next month. The Pittsburgh Pirates have some easy decisions to make, while there are others who are slight risks to be selected by another team if they are left unprotected. Back in late August, we posted an article […]
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Winter Leagues: Opening Day in Australia; Pablo Reyes Re-Injures Ankle

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Oneil Cruz played his second game and went 1-for-3 with a single and two strikeouts. He went 1-for-4 with a single in his winter debut on Monday night. For the second night in a row, he handled all five chances in the field. Pablo Reyes left his team’s game […]
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Winter Leagues: Oneil Cruz Debuts in the Dominican

Only one player from the Pittsburgh Pirates saw action on Monday night, but it’s one of their top prospects in the system and he made his winter debut. In the Dominican, Oneil Cruz started at shortstop for Leones Escogido and had a 1-for-4 night, picking up a third inning single. He handled five chances in […]
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AFL Notes: Jared Oliva Gets a Lot of Attention for His...

MLB Pipeline has been going through a series of Arizona Fall League season recaps. Three players from the Pittsburgh Pirates got mentioned in the articles, including Jared Oliva getting plenty of attention. If you missed our full AFL season recap, you can check that out here. The first article was for 20 prospects who broke […]
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AFL Season Recap: Pirates Results Highlighted by Strong Season from Jared...

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent seven players to the Arizona Fall League this year to play for the Peoria Javelinas. They got some strong results from outfielder Jared Oliva, as well as a solid overall performance from their four pitchers. Not everything went as planned, but there’s still more good than bad to talk about in […]
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AFL Recap: Peoria Sees Their Playoff Hopes Fade with Third Straight...

The Peoria Javelinas dropped their third straight game coming out of the Fall-Stars break on Wednesday afternoon, losing 4-2 to the Salt River Rafters. With just seven games left in the season, the Javelinas now have an 11-11 record, which puts them 4.5 games back in the standings. Cody Ponce got the start and went […]
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AFL Recap: Four Pirates See Action as Peoria Drops Another Game...

The Peoria Javelinas took on the first place Surprise Saguaros for a second straight night on Tuesday. They went into the game with an 11-9 record, which put them three games out of first place with nine games left. All three Pittsburgh Pirates hitters were in the lineup and Nick Mears came out of the […]
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AFL Recap: Peoria Drops a 1-0 Decision to the First Place...

After two days off due to the Fall-Stars Game on Saturday, the Peoria Javelinas began the final ten-game stretch to end the AFL season. They took on the first place Surprise Saguaros on Monday night and lost 1-0. The defeat gave the Javelinas an 11-9 record, dropping them to three games back in the standings. […]
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AFL Recap: Jared Oliva Participates in Fall-Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League Fall-Stars Game took place on Saturday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates were represented by outfielder prospect Jared Oliva, who started in right field and batted second for the West squad. He played five innings on defense and went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and a walk. With the league off tomorrow and ten […]
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AFL Recap: Jared Oliva and Beau Sulser Help Peoria to Victory

The Peoria Javelinas played their final game before the Fall-Stars break this weekend. In a game shortened to seven innings due to the upcoming weekend festivities, Peoria won 8-3 over the Glendale Desert Dogs. The Javelinas now have an 11-8 record. Jared Oliva, who will play in the Fall-Stars game, went 3-for-4 and missed the […]
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