Arizona Fall League

AFL Recap: Kevin Kramer Reaches Base Four Times in Debut

Kevin Kramer made his AFL debut on Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: David Hague
AFL Recap: Kevin Kramer Reaches Base Four Times in Debut
John Dreker

The Glendale Desert Dogs played their third game on Thursday afternoon. After losing the opener, Mitch Keller picked up the win in game two on Wednesday by throwing three shutout innings. Thursday was a quiet game for Pittsburgh Pirates, as Kevin Kramer was the only one in the starting lineup, though he had a big day at the plate. Glendale defeated Surprise by an 8-2 score.

As mentioned in our AFL preview, Kramer was playing shortstop during the Fall Instructional League and the plan in the AFL was to get him more time at the spot. Since being drafted, he has played just four games at shortstop, all during the 2015 season. At the plate, he had a chance to break open Thursday's game early, coming up with a runner on third base and a 3-0 score. Kramer grounded out to second base to end th...

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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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