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, giving up two walks in the first three batters of the inning.  Baker was saved on a play at the plate after giving up a single to the next batter....

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Gerrit Cole Getting More Strasburg Comparisons

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 a .375/.474/.615 line in 96 at-bats.  However, the latest talk has been focused on Gerrit Cole, who is also impressing scouts in the AFL. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has a very positive update on Cole, quoting...

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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.

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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 sacrifice fly. Former Pirates prospect Nathan Adcock started for Surprise, throwing three shutout innings and allowing two hits.  Grossman went 1-for-2 against...

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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 start in the game, going up against Danny Hultzen. The second prospect to join the team is outfielder Robbie Grossman.  This comes as no...

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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 run came on a home run to lead off the second inning.  Cole was again hitting 99-100 MPH with his fastball, according to Jason Grey....

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