AFL Recap: Tough Day at Plate For Hanson, Benedict Strong in Relief
Oct10

AFL Recap: Tough Day at Plate For Hanson, Benedict Strong in Relief

After playing two night games to open the season against Salt River, the Scottsdale Scorpions moved on to Peoria for a day game Thursday. Scottsdale dropped their second straight game, losing 6-3 today.  Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He batted lead-off and played shortstop. Hanson struck out in his first AB, then reached on an error in the second inning. He would steal second and third,...

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AFL Recap: Dickerson Reaches Base Three Times in Loss
Oct10

AFL Recap: Dickerson Reaches Base Three Times in Loss

In game two of the Arizona Fall League schedule, Scottsdale lost 12-2 to Salt River, giving them their first loss. Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup and another made an appearance out of the bullpen.  Gift Ngoepe batted lead-off and played shortstop, while Alen Hanson was on the bench tonight. Hanson reached base three times in the season opener Tuesday night. In his first AB, Ngoepe lined out to center field....

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AFL Recap: Jameson Taillon Looks Good in Season Opener
Oct09

AFL Recap: Jameson Taillon Looks Good in Season Opener

The Arizona Fall League season began Tuesday night with Jameson Taillon getting the Opening Day nod for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent seven players to the league and the three top prospects among that group were in the starting lineup. Another two Pirates players would get into the game before the night was done. Jameson Taillon gave up a lead-off single, followed by a stolen base on the next pitch. He...

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Jameson Taillon and Alen Hanson Highlight Arizona Fall League Preview
Oct08

Jameson Taillon and Alen Hanson Highlight Arizona Fall League Preview

The Arizona Fall League schedule gets underway on Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Pirates will have seven players take part in the league, including two of their top prospects, Jameson Taillon and Alen Hanson. The AFL is a six team league that runs through the middle of November and each team will play a 31 game schedule. The Pirates players are assigned to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the East Division. Scottsdale will also have prospects...

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Phil Irwin Is Also Going to the Arizona Fall League
Sep10

Phil Irwin Is Also Going to the Arizona Fall League

Earlier I reported that Jameson Taillon will be heading to the Arizona Fall League this off-season. I’ve also learned that right-handed pitcher Phil Irwin will be going to the AFL. Irwin missed almost the entire season due to an injury. He made one start with Indianapolis, then was called up to Pittsburgh to fill in the rotation. He only threw 4.2 innings, then was shut down for a few weeks. He returned for one more start with...

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Jameson Taillon Heading to the Arizona Fall League
Sep10

Jameson Taillon Heading to the Arizona Fall League

Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon will be heading to the Arizona Fall League this year, Pirates Prospects has learned. A few weeks ago the initial AFL rosters were released, with Alen Hanson, Alex Dickerson, Gift Ngoepe, Tyler Waldron, and Zack Thornton all attending. Taillon is a new addition to the list, and when combined with Hanson and Dickerson, makes this year a pretty exciting group to follow. Taillon spent the...

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