We've heard a lot of good things coming out of the Arizona Fall League about Pittsburgh Pirates prospects Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman. We've heard about Cole hitting triple digits with his fastball, with some reports saying his fastball has looked better than Stephen Strasburg's. We've seen the numbers that Robbie Grossman has put up, with seven homers in 100 at-bats after last night's game.
Tonight you will be able to see both in action, live on the MLB Network in the AFL Rising Stars game. Cole will be one of the starting pitchers in the event, going up against Danny Hultzen. Grossman will be playing at some point during the game, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him starting. The game begins at 8:00 PM EST on the MLB Network....
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