Pirates Jose Tabata Stays Hot, Nabs Player Of The Week


The Pirates Jose Tabata has raised

his OPS to a 1.103 for Caribes de Anzoategui.   Take a look at the numbers Tabata is putting up in just two weeks.

Tabata has walked nine times.  He has nine hits in 25 at-bats.  He has scored eight times, has doubled twice and homered this week.  He has stolen three bases.  God Lord, this is fun to talk about.

Tabata made his debut on December 8 and quickly got started where he left off during the Pirates 2010 season.   Of course despite how well the Caribes club does, Tabata will not be allowed to play further than the end of December the story states.  Even if the club reaches the playoffs.

It’s a very interesting decision by the Pirates to allow certain players such as Ronny Cedeno to play baseball non-stop, but to make a different case for Tabata.

"“I think it was a situation where we challenged Jose to make sure he was doing what he needed to do for his career in Pittsburgh,” said director of player development Kyle Stark."

Nonetheless, he has been an on-base machine for Julio Franco coached club.    Let’s trust Tabata continues his solid end to his 2010 campaign and his hot winter ball season into a stellar 2011 for Clint Hurdle.

The Caribes are playing .500 baseball at 27-27 and are three and a half games back in the standings.   Gorkys Hernandez is also on the team roster, but hasn’t made an appearance.  Other notable players include  Jonathan Herrera, Victor Martinez, Carlos Zambrano, and Rafael Betancourt.

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