• AFL Recap 11/1: Three Hit Day For Grossman

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-5 to Surprise today.  Robbie Grossman went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and his fifth stolen base of the season.  Grossman now has a .385/.486/.637 line in 91 at-bats during the AFL season.  Jarek Cunningham went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI on a...

  • Two Pirates Prospects Are AFL Rising Stars

    The Arizona Fall League will hold their Rising Stars game on Saturday at 7:15 PM EST on the MLB Network.  The league announced the rosters today, with two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects making the team.  As expected, Gerrit Cole is one of those players.  We heard last week that Cole would make the...

  • AFL Recap 10/31: Gerrit Cole Makes His Fourth Start

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 3-1 today against Phoenix, with the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospects combining for six strong innings.  They were led by Gerrit Cole, who made his third start of the season.  Cole pitched three innings, allowing one run on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  The one...

  • Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Four

    The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fourth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .381/.480/.655, 6 HR, 84 at-bats Grossman is in a three way tie to lead the league in homers.  He currently leads the league in games played (21), at-bats (84),...

  • AFL Recap 10/29: Grossman Gets Two Hits

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 8-5, led in part by a two hit day from Robbie Grossman.  Grossman went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and an RBI.  He also stole his fourth base of the AFL season.  Brock Holt started at second base, going 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base,...

  • Gerrit Cole to Start the AFL Rising Stars Game

    Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, and the top prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system, will start the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars game, which takes place on November 5th.  The game will be broadcast on the MLB Network, with Cole going up against left handed pitcher and...

  • AFL Recap 10/28: Mesa Wins 10-3

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-3 against Peoria today, although the two Pirates prospects that played didn't factor in to the victory.  Robbie Grossman returned to action after a day off, and went 1-for-4 with a double and two walks.  Grossman now has a .370 average and a 1.111 OPS, with a...

  • AFL Recap 10/27: Inman Gives Up Walk Off HR to Harper

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 to Scottsdale after a walk off homer from Bryce Harper off of Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jeff Inman.  Inman, pitching in his second game in three days, came on to get the save for Mesa in the bottom of the ninth, up 7-5.  He gave up a...

  • AFL Recap 10/26: Cole Gets His Second Win

    Gerrit Cole got his second win of the season today in the Arizona Fall League, after another strong start for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Cole pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one unearned run on a walk and no hits, with four strikeouts.  Cole started off with two perfect innings, including two strikeouts in...

  • AFL Recap 10/25: Grossman’s 6th HR, Inman PITCHfx

    Robbie Grossman continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League today, going 1-for-4 at the plate with his sixth homer of the year.  The home run came in the third inning with one on, tying the game at 2-2 at the time.  Mesa would go on to lose 8-6 in ten...

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