Winter Leagues: Light Action Over the Last Three Days for Pirates Prospects

Three days of winter league action here, as Thursday was a very quiet day with the Dominican League off, then none of the Pirates prospects in the Dominican played on Friday or Saturday night. We had two new names show up and three days of results from the two outfielders playing in Mexico.

Thursday

In Mexico, Jared Oliva went 1-for-5

Fabricio Macias went 0-for-3

Friday

Jared Oliva went 1-for-4 with his fourth stolen base

Fabricio Macias went 0-for-4, his third straight game without a hit after starting off quickly this season.

Saturday

In the Dominican, Jeremy Beasley showed up on the roster of Toros del Este at some point since Opening Day last week and he pitched twice. He allowed three runs on five hits in two innings. Due to injury, he ended up pitching just one game after the Pirates purchased him from the Toronto Blue Jays on August 2nd, and he failed to record an out during that appearance.

In Venezuela, Ali Sanchez is on the Cardenales de Lara and they played their first game on Saturday. The recent waiver pickup from the Detroit Tigers went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, collecting a single and a double.

In Mexico, Fabricio Macias went 1-for-4 with a single. He has a .250 average and a .652 OPS in ten games

Jared Oliva went 1-for-4 with a single, two stolen bases and a run scored. He has a .359 average and six steals on the season.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

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.

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