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.