• AFL Recap 11/9: Two Hits For Holt

    The Mesa Solar Sox beat Salt River 8-4 today.  Brock Holt was the only Pirates prospect who played in the game.  He went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, while stealing his third base of the year.  Holt now has a .263/.440/.263 line in 19 at-bats, with three stolen bases in...

  • AFL Recap 11/8: More Inman Pitch F/X

    The Mesa Solar Sox returned to action today after being rained out yesterday.  Mesa lost 13-3 to Peoria.  Robbie Grossman started in right field and hit leadoff.  Grossman went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.  He's now got a .375/.472/.625 line in 104 at-bats.  Jarek Cunningham also started, playing second base.  Cunningham went 1-for-4....

  • Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Five

    Grossman homered again this week. The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fifth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .370/.471/.630, 7 HR, 100 at-bats Grossman added another home run this week, and went 5-for-16 with a home run and three walks.  He played...

  • AFL Rising Stars Game Recap

    The AFL Rising Stars game wasn't kind to Gerrit Cole.  The Pittsburgh Pirates right hander was hit for two home runs and five runs total, getting just two outs before being lifted due to a single inning pitch limit. Cole started off by giving up a double to Kevin Mattison.  The ball...

  • Watch Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman Tonight

    We've heard a lot of good things coming out of the Arizona Fall League about Pittsburgh Pirates prospects Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman.  We've heard about Cole hitting triple digits with his fastball, with some reports saying his fastball has looked better than Stephen Strasburg's.  We've seen the numbers that Robbie Grossman...

  • AFL Recap 11/4: Grossman Homers

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 12-10 against Salt River today.  Robbie Grossman was the only Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to play this afternoon.  He went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base, and hit his 7th homer of the season.  Grossman now has a .370/.471/.630 line in exactly 100 at-bats during the...

  • Arizona Fall League Pictures

    The following pictures were sent in by Pirates Prospects reader AngelsFan4Ever, who has been attending the Arizona Fall League games. Gerrit Cole Robbie Grossman Brock Holt Jarek Cunningham A big thanks to AngelsFan for the pictures!... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily...

  • AFL Recap 11/3: Rough Day For The Pitchers

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 8-7 today against Phoenix.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers made appearances tonight.  Nathan Baker took over in the sixth inning, coming on with two outs.  Baker gave up a double, followed by two singles to tie the game at 2-2.  He returned to the mound in the 7th,...

  • Gerrit Cole Getting More Strasburg Comparisons

    One scout in the AFL said that Cole's fastball is better than Stephen Strasburg's. Most of the hype coming out of the Arizona Fall League for Pittsburgh Pirates prospects has been dominated by Robbie Grossman.  The outfield prospect is either leading, or is in the top five of every offensive category, posting...

  • Arizona Fall League Recap 11/2

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 11-8 to Phoenix today.  Robbie Grossman started in right field, batting leadoff.  He went 1-for-5 with an RBI.  Brock Holt started at second base, going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.  Mesa plays Phoenix tomorrow at 3:35 PM EST.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers...

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