Tag: Sam Kennelly

Pirates Release Nine Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released nine minor league players, including seven pitchers. A brief write-up on each player is below. The big name here is Billy Roth, who signed for $190,000 after being selected in the 16th round of the 2013 draft. He was called one of the best late round draft picks that year […]
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Winter Leagues: Jason Rogers Hits His First Homer of the Winter

In the Dominican on Sunday, Jason Rogers hit his first homer of the winter. It came off of Angel Castro, a veteran pitcher (mostly in Mexico), who spent part of 2015 with the Oakland A’s. In his next plate appearances, Rogers was intentionally walked by former Pirate Cesilio Pimentel. Rogers started in left field for […]
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Winter Leagues: News and Notes from the Dominican, Venezuela, Mexico and...

Three days worth of notes in today’s recap, with news from the Dominican, Venezuela, Australia and Mexico. Sunday In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 1-for-2 with a single. His team waved the white flag in the sixth inning as they trailed 10-2, replacing most of the lineup, including Osuna. In nine games, he is hitting .290/.389/.484, […]
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Morning Report: Bristol Hitters Struggled Through the First Half of Their...

The Bristol offense this year has been disturbingly bad through the first half of the Appalachian League season. The pitching isn’t much better with a 4.77 ERA that ranks next to last, but the offense has a .649 OPS, which is 43 points behind the second worst team in the league. That is despite Victor […]
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Winter Leagues: News, Notes and Recaps From the Last Week

A recap of the past week for Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball, plus some news and notes at the bottom. Saturday In the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. In Puerto Rico, Danny Ortiz went 0-for-3 with a walk. Sunday In Australia, Sam Kennelly went 0-for-4, ending his […]
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Winter Leagues: Ngoepe to Play in WBC Qualifier, Holdzkom Sits This...

A day-by-day recap of the action across winter ball over the last week. Sunday In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk and an RBI in his team’s 6-3 win. In Venezuela, Jorge Rondon faced one batter and got a ground out to end the inning, stranding an inherited runner. Monday In […]
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Winter Leagues: Kennelly Reaches Base Four Times in 4-2 Win

Not a lot going on in winter ball over the weekend, but there might not be anymore news today, so this at least gives you a chance to discuss any topic in the comments. Before I get into the recap, I’ll mention that the MVP voting will be announced today in Venezuela. Jose Osuna won […]
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Winter Leagues: Street Hits a Bump in the Road

Three days worth of action today, starting in Australia, where they already wrapped up Sunday’s action. On Friday, Sam Kennelly went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and run scored. The double was his eighth extra-base hit of the season. Sam Street had a disastrous outing, giving up six runs on six hits and a hit […]
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Winter Leagues: Sam Kennelly Hits First Winter Home Run

For the last four years, Sam Kennelly has been one of the youngest players in the Australian Baseball League, still short of his 20th birthday. He was clearly over-matched at the plate during his first three seasons, but he held his own on defense and was able to play all four infield positions, so he […]
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Winter Leagues: Sam Kennelly Shows Versatility and Improvements This Winter

On Friday in Venezuela, Jose Osuna continued to play while awaiting his appeal hearing for his six game suspension. He went 1-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts. He is hitting .333/.397/.515 in 56 games. Osuna ranks sixth in the league in average, third in slugging and fifth in OPS. He is fifth in the […]
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