The Arizona Fall League season wrapped up on Thursday for the seven Pittsburgh Pirates in the league. The Pirates sent one of their best groups of prospects to the league, taking their top prospect in the system, along with six players who rank among the top 50 prospects in the system. Usually there are a couple of players who haven't yet established themselves as prospects yet among the AFL group, so this was one of the more interesting seasons. Here's a recap of what those players were working on it the league and how they fared. Each player has an article linked in their recap, which expands on their time in the AFL.
Mitch Keller was the big name in the group and he put together a solid performance. He posted a 1.52 ERA, which was best among all starters and a 1.01 WHIP, which was fo...
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