Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

The Arizona Fall League announced their rosters today, with two Pittsburgh Pirates being named to the Mesa Solar Sox.  Those players are Robbie Grossman and Brock Holt.  The Pirates are expected to name several other players to the AFL, and they can name up to four pitchers, so this list has yet to be completed.

Grossman is obviously having a great year, and the AFL will be good experience for him against mostly upper level pitching.  Holt has been putting up decent numbers in Altoona this year.  He struggled at the plate in June and July, only to bounce back in August with some strong numbers.  It will be good to see him try and build on that late season success.

The AFL begins on Tuesday, October 4th.  All of the Pirates prospects playing in the league will play for the Mesa Solar Sox.

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  • Nathanael

    i hope they put Alveraz in the AFL

    • white angus

      its up to Pedro.  it would be a real hit to his credability if he chooses not to play.

  • jonathan

    in my opinion pedro needs to take some time off, get rested and clear his mind… its not always more work that fixes the problem sometimes over thinking and over training IS the problem… its been a long season for alvarez send him home to his wife and get back at it in the winter trainings

    • Anonymous

      I’ve thought the same things about him. He has looked like he has forced everything this year. I think he is to a point where he is thinking way to much about everything and not playing.  He needs to get away for awhile.  When he comes back he should go on a regiment where all he sees is breaking pitches from different pitchers different armslots etc…Know what’s coming where at and just learn to recognize them.  He can hit a fast ball.

      • skydarth

        He can just eat a Snickers candy bar and then be god to go, right? :)

    • Bob

      Wrong, he needs to keep playing and learn pitch recognition or rest will do him no good.  He needs to play in order to keep his weight down as well.  He consistently comes to camp out of shape and not ready to go.  

  • HankS

    How does Management decide what Players to send to the AFL???