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Winter Leagues: Elias Diaz Starts in Venezuela, Joely Rodriguez Will Play Winter Ball

In Venezuela tonight, Elias Diaz made his winter debut for Bravos de Margarita. He caught and had a tough night at the plate, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Diaz hit .260/.383/.380 in 50 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League this year. Matt Nevarez threw a scoreless inning, giving up one intentional walk and striking out two batters. In 18.1 innings, he has 19 strikeouts and he’s...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Two Pirates Players Make Their Winter Debut

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Tony Sanchez caught his second game. He went 0-for-3 at the plate. In his debut on Tuesday, he drew two walks and threw out a runner attempting to steal. Gustavo Nunez played his first game since signing with the Pirates. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, though he drove in his 14th run. He is hitting .267 through 23 games, with nine doubles...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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 seven runs. Carlos Paulino went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He has started three times in the...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Extends On-Base Streak to 11 Games

In Mexico on Thursday night, Stetson Allie went 1-for-3 with two walks, extending his on-base streak to 11 games. That is a streak that started on Opening Day. He is hitting .302 so far, while also drawing seven walks. On the downside, Allie has also struck out 14 times, which is the third highest total in the league. In 43 at-bats, he has a .784 OPS, which ranks him 23rd among all...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Signed Three of the Best Independent League Pitchers This Year

Baseball America released their list of the top independent league players on Thursday, splitting it up between the top five signed and unsigned players. For the signed players, it’s no shock that John Holdzkom was ranked first. He made it all the way to the majors within months of pitching his last game in independent ball. A simple suggestion from his pitching coach this year...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Peacock

CHRIS PEACOCK RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: April 12, 1989Height: 6’4″Weight: 195Bats: RightThrows: RightHow Acquired: Contract purchased (from independent league team)College: University of MobileAgent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES The Pirates acquired Peacock’s contract in a cash deal with the independent Wichita Wingnuts.  They had signed Matt Nevarez...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Pitcher Chris Peacock

The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract right-handed pitcher Chris Peacock from the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association(independent ball). Peacock is 25 years old and he attended Faulkner State CC and the University of Mobile in Alabama, where he went undrafted in 2011 as a senior. Since then, he has bounced around independent ball, playing for six teams over...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Reaches Base Three Times in Win

Sunday is usually a slow day in winter ball, but five Pittsburgh Pirates players saw action. In Venezuela, Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He is 4-for-14 in the first four games and has been the DH in each of the last three games after catching the opener. Jose Osuna went 0-for-4 and is now 1-for-12 on the season. After being used as a DH in his first two games...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Makes Winter League Debut

There wasn’t much going on Friday night in winter ball, but there was plenty of action on Saturday, so we recap the last two days below. On Thursday night, we posted the season preview for the Venezuelan League, along with a recap of Opening Day. The Mexican League started with one game Friday night, though no Pirates players were involved in the game. All but one Pirates player...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Opening Night in Venezuelan League

The Venezuelan Winter League  began play on Thursday night(recap below), kicking off our coverage that usually runs into the first week or so of February. Just a reminder that any player in the Pirates system at the end of 2014 will be covered, including free agents. Once a player signs with a different organization or gets released, we will drop them from the coverage. Also, just...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Nevarez

MATT NEVAREZ RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: October 19, 1987 Height: 6’4″ Weight: 240 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 10th round, 309th overall, 2005 (Rangers) How Acquired: Contract purchased (from independent league team) College: San Fernando (CA) HS Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Nevarez was drafted out of high school as a high-upside, high-risk...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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