Arizona Fall League

AFL Gives Pitchers a Chance to Add Innings, Make Adjustments and Work on Pitches

Mitch Keller is using the AFL to work on his changeup in game situations. Photo Credit: David Hague
AFL Gives Pitchers a Chance to Add Innings, Make Adjustments and Work on Pitches
John Dreker

The Arizona Fall League begins play on Tuesday. We will have daily recaps from the league during the six-week season, as well as live coverage in November. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sending a talented group of prospects to the league, especially on the pitching side.

Before the Altoona season ended with their Eastern League championship win, Sean McCool was able to talk to four of the Curve players about the AFL and what they planned to work on during the league, as well as their thoughts on being selected for the league. One of those players was shortstop Cole Tucker, who was replaced on the roster by second baseman Mitchell Tolman. That switch happened because Tucker wasn't going to be ready for the league until the second half due to the hand injury he suffered during the playoffs.
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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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