AFL Recap: Five Pirates Prospects Get in to Game Action

The Pirates prospects had a busy day in the AFL, with five of the seven players making an appearance in tonight’s 6-5 victory for Scottsdale.

**Adalberto Santos hit second and played second base. He went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.

**Matt Curry was the DH and batted third. Curry went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

**Gift Ngoepe hit ninth and played shortstop. Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts.

**Brandon Cumpton came on for an inning in relief in the sixth. He gave up two runs (one earned) on two walks and two hits, with no strikeouts.

**Vic Black pitched the ninth inning, giving up an unearned run on two hits. Scottsdale was already down by one at the time, but came back with two runs in the bottom of the frame to send it to extra innings.

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  • Lee Young

    Tim…Since Santos played a lot of OF this year, I assume he is not much of a 2nd baseman?

  • Andrew Brown

    I’d rather have Adalberto Santos than Josh Harrison on the bench but I looks like Santos will have to play a full season at Indy first.

    • Ian Rothermund

      Maybe, unless he’s hitting .350 again. I’m still interested to know exactly how versatile this guy is, since I always remember him being listed as an outfielder.

  • Ian Rothermund

    Looks like everyone else already beat me to the, Santos in the infield….huh?, questions. Ultimately, where does he end up on the field?

  • john.alcorn

    Santos was drafted as a 2B.

    • F Lang

      Yes. He was. He played 26 games at 2B in 2011 and was brutal there with a .923 fldpct. Not really sure if he has any potential to be anything more than a rare fill in at 2B or not.