On Christmas night, Sebastian Valle returned from a finger injury suffered on December 14th and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
On Friday night, Valle went 0-for-4 at the plate, but did throw out both runners that attempted to steal. Through 41 games, he is hitting .299/.371/.470, with five doubles and five homers. While he falls short of having enough plate appearances to qualify for league leaders, his .841 OPS falls fifth among those that do qualify.
In Venezuela on Friday, Junior Sosa went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Matt Nevarez threw a scoreless inning, striking out one, while walking two batters. He has had control issues lately, walking 19 batters this winter, though the walks come with a .157 BAA and 26 strikeouts in 25 innings. Nevarez has a 3.96 ERA.
Jhonathan Ramos gave up one run on two hits in his inning of work. It was just the second run he has allowed this winter. He is still a free agent.
In Panama on Friday, Edgar Munoz went 0-for-4. He is hitting .316 through ten games, with eight runs scored.
Ashley Ponce went 0-for-2 with a walk. He has a .208/.345/.208 line through eight games.
In Australia on Saturday, Sam Kennelly started at third base and went 1-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and he was hit by a pitch. In the field, the 18-year-old handled all three grounders hit his way. He is hitting .300 through five games.
The Colombian League posted their first stats update in three weeks. Harold Ramirez has a .205/.380/.230 slash line through 39 at-bats. A lot of that OBP comes from being hit six times. He is only 1-for-5 in stolen base attempts. Ramirez missed the beginning of the winter season recovering from the shin injury he suffered during the regular season. He also missed some time after his return, possibly due to the Pirates putting him on a limited schedule, although the time missed occurred right after he was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance back in a late November game.
Tito Polo has a .235/.288/.368 slash line in 68 at-bats. He is tied for the league lead with three triples. The numbers aren’t exactly impressive, but you have to remember that he played in the GCL this year, so he is facing much tougher competition in winter ball.
Andy Vasquez, who just re-signed with the Pirates, is hitting .321/.367/.482 through 56 at-bats.
Oderman Rocha hasn’t allowed an earned run in 5.2 innings this winter. He has given up four hits, one walk and has five strikeouts.
The playoffs begin tonight in the Dominican. Four teams play a round robin style tournament, 18 games each, with the two best teams then playing in the finals.