The Mesa Solar Sox got off to a great start in the first week of the Arizona Fall League, going 4-1. Since there is no AFL action on Sundays, I will use each Sunday to review how the Pirates prospects did that week, as well as an update on the overall season. This recap will also include Pitch F/X data, when available. Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week:
-Andrew Lambo started all five games, combining for a .292/.292/.458 line in 24 at-bats, with a double and a homer. Lambo struck out five times, with no walks.
-Tony Sanchez started three games, with a .333/.385/.333 line in 12 at-bats. Sanchez walked once and struck out four times.
-Josh Harrison started three games, including two from the leadoff spot, playing left field, second base, and serving as the designated hitter once. Harrison hit for a .133/.176/.200 line in 15 at-bats, with a double, a walk, and five strikeouts.
-Jordy Mercer started three games, combining for a .429/.429/.571 line in 14 at...
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