• Pirates Send Five to the Arizona Fall League

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sending five players to the Arizona Fall League this off-season. The five players selected this year are Adalberto Santos, Gift Ngoepe, Matt Curry, Brandon Cumpton and Tyler Waldron. Santos has put up an impressive season, hitting for a .344/.433/.439 line in 212 at-bats with Altoona. The 2010 22nd...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates AFL Pitch F/X Data

    Inman's fastball ranged as high as 96 MPH. One of the benefits of the Arizona Fall League is that two of the six parks have Pitch F/X data, which allows us to get some accurate radar readings of how the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are throwing.  This year we didn't see everyone in...

  • AFL Recap 11/17: Final Game of the Season

    The Mesa Solar Sox played their final game of the 2011 Arizona Fall League season, winning 6-2 against Scottsdale.  Jarek Cunningham started, going 1-for-3 with a run.  Jeff Inman pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily...

  • Arizona Fall League Recap 11/16

    Today was a slow day in the Arizona Fall League for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Brock Holt was the only player who played.  He started at second base, batting eighth.  Holt went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run.  The AFL regular season will conclude tomorrow.... This content is for Pirates Prospects...

  • AFL Recap 11/15: Nathan Baker Pitch F/X Breakdown

    Nathan Baker has had a rough time lately in the Arizona Fall League.  His previous two outings saw him allow eight earned runs in three innings.  Coming in to today's game, he had given up 15 earned runs in 13.1 innings, giving up two runs in one inning on three separate occasions...

  • Arizona Fall League Recap 11/14

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-2 to Peoria today.  Jarek Cunningham was the only Pittsburgh Pirates hitting prospect who played, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout.  Michael Colla pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Colla now has a 4.20 ERA on the season in 15 innings, but does...

  • Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Six

    The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their sixth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .375/.472/.625, 7 HR, 104 at-bats Grossman played in one game this week before going down with a broken hamate bone.  He will undergo surgery to repair the injury, which...

  • AFL Recap 11/12: Cole Gets Back on Track

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost to Phoenix 8-2 today.  Gerrit Cole made his first start since his poor outing in the AFL Rising Stars game one week ago today.  Cole got back on track, allowing one run on two hits in three innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  The lone run...

  • Gerrit Cole Pitches Today

    Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole will make a start today in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Cole will be making his first start since his rough outing in the AFL Rising Stars game one week ago.  He will go up against Phoenix, with the game starting at...

  • AFL Recap 11/11: Rough Day For the Pirates Prospects

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-6 to Salt River tonight.  Jarek Cunningham was one of two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects to play.  He started at second base, and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.  Cunningham also recorded an error on the field, missing a catch.  Jeff Inman pitched an inning, allowing a run on...

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