Arizona Fall League

AFL Recap: Brandon Waddell Throws Two Innings in Season Opener

Brandon Waddell threw two innings during the AFL season opener on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
AFL Recap: Brandon Waddell Throws Two Innings in Season Opener
John Dreker

The Arizona Fall League opened on Tuesday afternoon. It was a slow day for Pirates-related news, as all three position players were on the bench. For future reference, the only time we won't post an AFL Recap article is when no Pirates play, which could happen 1-2 times this season. This article was saved by Brandon Waddell coming out of the bullpen in the fourth inning. Glendale lost the opener 3-0 to Peoria.

Waddell make quick work of the first two batters he faced. The lead-off hitter flew out on the first pitch to former Pirate prospect Tito Polo in center field. The next batter grounded out to third base on the second pitch he saw. Waddell then worked to a 2-2 count on the third hitter before picking up his first strikeout.

In the fifth inning, Waddell allowed a lead-off single....

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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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