AFL: Joely Rodriguez Takes On Mark Appel
Oct31

AFL: Joely Rodriguez Takes On Mark Appel

Scottsdale took on first place Salt River on Friday afternoon with Joely Rodriguez on the mound going up against Mark Appel, the Pittsburgh Pirates first round draft pick from 2012, who decided not to sign and returned to Stanford for his senior season. Rodriguez was named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday and coming into the game, he had a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings, with 13 strikeouts and a .234 BAA. Rodriguez has...

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Winter Leagues: Two More Leagues Start With a Handful of Pirates on the Rosters
Oct31

Winter Leagues: Two More Leagues Start With a Handful of Pirates on the Rosters

There are two days of winter ball action summarized below. The Australian Baseball League started on Thursday, but there weren’t any Pittsburgh Pirates players in action. So far, only Sam Kennelly and Nick Hutchings are slated to play in Australia. The league in Puerto Rico started Thursday night as well. The rosters that have been announced so far have three Pirates minor league players, Yhonathan Barrios, Bryton Trepagnier and...

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AFL: Tyler Glasnow Struggles With Command, Loses Shutout Streak
Oct30

AFL: Tyler Glasnow Struggles With Command, Loses Shutout Streak

Tyler Glasnow took the mound for Scottsdale on Thursday afternoon, making his fifth start in the Arizona Fall League. Coming into the game, he had three straight appearances in which he threw three shutout innings. The Scorpions ended up winning 7-5 to move to 10-11 on the season. There are 11 games left and they trail first place Salt River by five games. Glasnow walked the lead-off batter on a 3-2 pitch. He got the next hitter to...

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AFL:  Scouting Reports and Video For Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell
Oct29

AFL: Scouting Reports and Video For Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell

It was a relatively quiet day for Pittsburgh Pirates players in the Arizona Fall League. Scottsdale didn’t have a single Pirate in their lineup and after Thomas Harlan pitched yesterday, that meant there was still another day before Tyler Glasnow and Joely Rodriguez(Friday) would get their starts. Earlier in the day, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo posted a video about the Pirates in the AFL, focusing their attention on the play of...

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Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Isn’t Hitting Homers, But Keeps Getting On Base
Oct29

Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Isn’t Hitting Homers, But Keeps Getting On Base

Monday night was a slow night in winter ball, with just one game scheduled in each active league. In the Dominican, Wirfin Obispo retired all three batters he faced. He has thrown 4.1 innings, allowing just one unearned run. In Venezuela, Julio Vivas threw a scoreless inning of relief, allowing one hit. He has thrown 2.2 scoreless innings over four appearances, giving up one hit and no walks. In Mexico, Dean Anna went 0-for-3 with an...

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