The Arizona Fall League wrapped up last week, finishing off the 2010 seasons of seven Pittsburgh Pirates prospects. The season gets a lot of attention for being one of the most prestigious off-season leagues. That's because the league is mostly made up of players from the AA or AAA level. That gives some players additional or first time experience against talent at the higher levels, while giving other players the chance to continue to refine their skills against that higher level of competition.
While the league gets a lot of attention, the results, both good and bad, shouldn't be weighed too heavily. A pitcher is going to see around 15-20 innings, while a hitter is going to see about 100 at-bats at most, all in the span of about two months. Few players play every day, which can m...
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