Tag: Rafael Perez

Winter Leagues: Willy Garcia Homers, Winter Stats For New Players

Last Tuesday, we recapped the first day of the Caribbean Series, which can be viewed here. Today we take a look at the rest of the series, plus the championship series in Australia, as we wrap up the winter coverage until October. On Tuesday, Willy Garcia had a big game, helping his team to a […]
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Winter Leagues: Hernandez Stars in Caribbean Opener, Kennelly Going to Finals

A recap of recent winter ball action for Pittsburgh Pirates players, as action begins to wind down in all the leagues. As of Feb 1st, all that remained were the finals of the Latin American Series, the finals in the Australian Baseball League and the entire Caribbean Series. In the tiebreaker game in Panama, Colombia […]
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Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Homers, Perez Continues Dominant Playoff Run

On Sunday in the Dominican playoffs, Gustavo Nunez went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in his team’s 7-3 win. Mel Rojas Jr. struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. He batted for Carlos Paulino, who spent the last four years in the Pirates’ system. In Venezuela, Julio Vivas retired the only […]
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Winter Leagues: Joely Rodriguez Makes Debut, Stolmy Pimentel Throws Gem

Three days worth of winter ball below, as the first two days this week were slow. Action picked up Wednesday, as Stolmy Pimentel had his second straight strong outing and Joely Rodriguez made his winter debut. Monday’s Action In the only game in the Dominican on Monday, Gustavo Nunez went 2-for-5 with an RBI and […]
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Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Makes Debut, News on Melancon, Polanco and...

Gregory Polanco is playing in the Dominican, but has not been given permission by the Pirates to play in the Dominican Winter League yet. He is playing in the Parallel League, which is basically the minor league version of the Dominican League. Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double the other day against players from the […]
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Winter Leagues: Mel Rojas Jr. Collecting Extra-Base Hits, Tito Polo Begins...

On Wednesday night in the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. More on him below. Carlos Paulino played his sixth game, coming in as a defensive replacement behind the plate in the ninth inning. He didn’t get a chance to bat. Willy Garcia had his second straight 0-for-4 game, […]
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Winter League: Willy Garcia Homers, Continues Hot Streak

In the Dominican on Sunday night, Willy Garcia went 3-for-5 with a double, run scored and his first stolen base. The double was his fifth of the season. Garcia is hitting .341 in 44 at-bats. Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-5 with an RBI. He has a .258 average in 17 games and has driven in […]
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Winter Leagues: A.J. Morris Has His Best Winter Outing, Rojas Picks...

From Thursday’s action in Dominican winter ball, Willy Garcia walked as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, then finished the game in center field during his team’s 12-1 win. The walk was his fourth of the season and his only plate appearance of the game. Rafael Perez was on the other side of the 12-1 […]
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Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Goes Four Innings in Second Start

Some recaps from the Thursday night west coast games before getting into Friday’s action, which included Stetson Allie returning to the lineup and Stolmy Pimentel going two more innings than his first start. From very late Thursday night in the Mexican League, Carlos Munoz made his winter debut and struck out as a pinch-hitter. He […]
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Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Isn’t Hitting Homers, But Keeps Getting On...

Monday night was a slow night in winter ball, with just one game scheduled in each active league. In the Dominican, Wirfin Obispo retired all three batters he faced. He has thrown 4.1 innings, allowing just one unearned run. In Venezuela, Julio Vivas threw a scoreless inning of relief, allowing one hit. He has thrown […]
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