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Carlos Munoz, Jose Osuna among Pirates' best performers in winter leagues

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It's been almost two weeks since we last checked in with Pirates prospects in winter leagues, so here's a fresh look at how Bucs minor leaguers have done so far.

-P- Pirates have mostly played sparingly in the Arizona Fall League. Adam Frazier was 6-for-16 with three triples. Reese McGuire is 4-for-14 with three walks, while Austin Meadows is 3-for-24 with a homer. Steven Brault has appeared in one game, allowing four runs in 2.2 innings. Cody Dickson, Tyler Eppler and Brett McKinney have all pitched only a bit in relief, with only Dickson faring all that well. And new Pirate Trevor Williams was with the Mesa Solar Sox and has apparently been moved to the Glendale Desert Dogs, where all the other Pirates minor leaguers are playing.

-P- Carlos Munoz's performance with Mazatlan in Mexico has perhaps been the best of any Pirates prospect in any winter league so far. He's hitting .351/.500/.703 with seven extra-base hits in 37 at-bats, which obviously is terrific, especially for a prospect with very little experience above rookie ball. It's not clear yet how good a prospect Munoz really is, but he can certainly hit. Harold Ramirez and Dan Gamache have struggled in Mexico so far. Luis Heredia has allowed just two runs in 7.2 innings of relief, although he's walked five and struck out just one.

-P- In the Dominican, Alen Hanson is 4-for-22 and Willy Garcia 3-for-14.

-P- In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar has one hit in seven at bats spread over nine games. Jose Osuna has played regularly and has hit well, batting .348/.400/.500 in 46 at bats.