The Arizona Fall League completed their first week of the season last week. Here is how the Pirates prospects have fared in the first week of competition.
**Matt Curry: 4-for-13 (.308), 2 2B
Curry's four games are tied for the most on the team. His 13 at-bats are also tied for first on the team. He's been getting very consistent playing time so far, as much as anyone else.
**Adalberto Santos: 2-for-9, 2B, 4 BB, 3 K, SB
Santos showed great plate patience during the regular season, with a 32:39 BB/K ratio in 238 at-bats. So far he's off to a good start, with four walks in his first week.
**Gift Ngoepe: 0-for-5, 2 BB, 4 K
Ngoepe hasn't played as much as Santos or Curry, getting a few appearances as a pinch runner. He only has five at-bats, but the strikeouts will be something to watch in his first taste of upper level pitching.
**Kyle Kaminska: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Kaminska got a start this week, giving up three runs in four innings.
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