Two Pirates Prospects Named to Florida Complex League All-Star Team

Minor League Baseball announced the award winners for the three complex leagues on Monday afternoon. There were no Pittsburgh Pirates among the Dominican Summer League All-Stars, but the Pirates had two representatives on the Florida Complex League list. Juan Jerez was named as the league’s All-Star third baseman and Rodolfo Nolasco was named as the league’s All-Star in the DH spot.

Jerez batted .296/.394/.500 in 43 games, with 17 extra-base hits, 24 walks and ten stolen bases. He finished third in the league in OPS, fifth in slugging, sixth in OBP and second in average. Jerez turns 20 years old next month. He split his rookie season in 2019 between second base and shortstop, but almost all of his time in the field this year was at third.

Nolasco (pictured) hit .284/.409/.552 in 42 games. He had 18 extra-base hits and 26 walks. He finished first in slugging, second in OPS, third in OBP and RBIs, fourth in average and homers, and fifth in walks. Nolasco just turned 20 years old. He played 20 games in the outfield and 22 at DH.

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