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    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/20

    Three Pirates prospects started today, and Brian Leach made an appearance in the bullpen, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 6-3: -Josh Harrison (.185) started at second base, batting seventh.  Harrison went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and a fielding error. -Andrew Lambo (.300) started in right field, batting fourth for the second...

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    2010 Position Recap: Second Base

    Walker surprised everyone to emerge as the second baseman of the future in 2010. The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants at the 2009 trade deadline, leaving a big hole at second base with no internal options at the top two levels.  To fill that hole, the Pirates...

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    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/19

    Andrew Lambo and Josh Harrison were the only Pirates prospects playing today, as the Mesa Solar Sox won 6-5: -Josh Harrison (.174) started in left field, batting seventh.  Harrison went 2-for-5 with a double and a run. -Andrew Lambo (.296) started in right field, batting fourth.  Lambo went 1-for-3 with two walks...

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    2010 Position Recap: Third Base

    Alvarez took over the third base role in 2010, but how long will it be until he moves to first base? The third base position in 2010 belonged to Pedro Alvarez.  Even though Alvarez started the season in AAA, it was a near lock that he was the future of the position,...

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    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/18

    Andrew Lambo got his first day off, but the other three Pirates prospects started, with Aaron Pribanic making a relief appearance, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-2 in extra innings: -Josh Harrison (.111) started in left field, batting leadoff.  Harrison went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice RBI in the sixth inning. -Tony...

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    Manager Notes: Wedge, Porter, Gibbons

    Gibbons is seen as a serious candidate for the Pirates' job. A few updates on the manager search: -Eric Wedge was officially named the manager of the Seattle Mariners today, after rumors broke over the weekend that Seattle had settled on Wedge as their next manager. -Bo Porter, who interviewed with the...

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    2010 Position Recap: The Rotation

    In the last year, almost every television show my wife and I watch has been either cancelled, has reached the end of a long run, or is set to be cancelled after one final season.  As a result, heading in to this fall, we found ourselves with three remaining shows, all of...

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    Arizona Fall League Stats: 10/12-10/16

    The Mesa Solar Sox got off to a great start in the first week of the Arizona Fall League, going 4-1.  Since there is no AFL action on Sundays, I will use each Sunday to review how the Pirates prospects did that week, as well as an update on the overall season....

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    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/16

    Justin Wilson got the start tonight, while Andrew Lambo and Tony Sanchez played for the offense, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to a 10-1 victory: -Andrew Lambo (.292) played his fifth game in a row, starting in right field and batting sixth.  Lambo went 2-for-5 with two runs and a double. -Tony...

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    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/15

    Tony Sanchez was off today, but the rest of the Pirates hitting prospects started today, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to an 8-7 victory: -Andrew Lambo (.263) started for the fourth time in four AFL games, batting sixth and playing right field.  Lambo went 2-for-5 with a two run home run in...

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