In the Dominican on Friday night, Socrates Brito went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. He struck out twice and committed a throwing error. Brito went 3-for-9 with a double and two RBIs in the first two games of the playoffs.
In Puerto Rico, Yacksel Rios tossed a scoreless inning, retiring the side in order on two ground outs and a fly ball. He has a 3.72 ERA in 9.2 innings over nine appearances. Rios has a 7:3 SO/BB ratio and a .333 BAA.
In Australia, Robbie Glendinning went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and an RBI. He started at shortstop and committed two errors. He had one error in his first ten games at shortstop this winter. On Saturday (yes, they played already today), Glendinning went 2-for-2 with three walks, two stolen bases and a run scored in his team’s 5-2 win. He played second base this game.
Glendinning is hitting .329/.415/.598 in 22 games, with 23 RBIs. He ranks sixth in the league with a 1.012 OPS. He’s fifth in slugging and 12th in OBP, one spot (and one point) behind Ji-Hwan Bae. Glendinning is second in doubles, second in homers and second in RBIs.+ posts
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When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.