Friday night saw just two Pittsburgh Pirates in action around winter ball. Six Pirates saw action in the first game of a doubleheader for Sydney on Saturday. That game was done before this article was written up, so we included here. The second game will be in tomorrow’s winter recap.
Fabricio Macias went 1-for-4 in his fourth playoff game on Friday. He is 4-for-14 with a triple and a walk in the series.
Francisco Acuna went 0-for-3 with three walks and a run scored on Friday. He has a .234 average and a .775 OPS in 38 games.
Sammy Siani went 1-for-3 with a run scored in game one of the doubleheader. He has a .296/.375/.541 slash line through 29 games.
Jase Bowen went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. He has a .244/.310/.378 slash line through 25 games.
Ernny Ordonez went 1-for-2 with his sixth double. He’s batting .275/.321/.333 through 29 games.
Dylan Shockley went 1-for-2 with a HBP and both RBIs in the 3-2 loss. He has a .213/.319/.350 slash line in 26 games.
Jesus Castillo went 0-for-3. He’s hitting .129/.213/.153 in 25 games, with one extra-base hit (a triple).
Solomon Maguire pinch-ran for Shockley, then finished the game in left field without getting a plate appearance. He has a .236/.276/.319 slash line in 23 games.
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.