Arizona Fall League

Pittsburgh Pirates Sending Seven Players to the AFL, Including Keller, Tucker and Hearn

Mitch Keller leads a strong group of prospects this year for the Pirates in the AFL. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pittsburgh Pirates Sending Seven Players to the AFL, Including Keller, Tucker and Hearn
John Dreker

The Arizona Fall League rosters were announced on Tuesday afternoon and the Pittsburgh Pirates are sending seven players to the league this season. I'll note that these rosters are tentative at this point. Last year, the Pirates ended up making three changes after the rosters were announced. For the most part though, the players announced on the first day are the ones who end up going to the AFL.

The players listed for the Pirates are pitchers Mitch Keller, Taylor Hearn, Brandon Waddell and JT Brubaker. On the player side, you have shortstop Cole Tucker, second baseman Kevin Kramer and outfielder Logan Hill. More on these players shortly.

The Pirates will play on the Glendale Desert Dogs this season after being affiliated with the Surprise Saguaros last year and Glendale for one seas...

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Arizona Fall League
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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