AFL Weekly Recap: Vic Black Getting Some Attention, Adds a New Pitch

Last year the Pirates sent two of their top prospects to the Arizona Fall League. Gerrit Cole was the best prospect in the system, and Robbie Grossman was one of the top ten prospects in the system, and the third best hitting prospect at the time. The combination gave something to look forward to with every AFL game recap. It’s not that the 2012 group doesn’t have interesting prospects, but the group doesn’t have...

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AFL Recap: Black Gets First Save

It was a slow night for the Pirates prospects in the AFL, but Scottsdale won 5-3. **Matt Curry entered the game late, replacing Ricky Oropesa at first base. Curry went 0-for-1 at the plate. **Vic Black came in to pitch the ninth inning with a 5-3 lead. Black gave up one hit, but got three outs for his first save in the AFL. He needed just 12 pitches to get through the inning. The first out came against Anthony...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/19

Only two Pirates prospects got in to action today, as the Scottsdale Scorpions beat Salt River 1-0. **Matt Curry went 1-for-4 with a double. It was the third double of the AFL season for Curry. He was batting fourth and playing first base. **Adalberto Santos went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Santos hit fifth and was the designated hitter.

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/18

The Scottsdale Scorpions beat Mesa 8-3 tonight. Here are the results for the Pirates prospects. **Matt Curry played first base and hit fourth. Curry went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. **Adalberto Santos went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. He started at second base and hit fifth. **Gift Ngoepe played shortstop, batting ninth. He went 1-for-3 with a walk. **Tyler Waldron pitched the final inning of the game. He gave up two runs, both...

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AFL Recap: Kaminska Throws Five Shutout Innings

The Scottsdale Scorpions won 5-2, thanks to a great start from Kyle Kaminska. Here is the rundown of how the Pirates prospects fared. **Kaminska pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, walking none, and striking out three. He threw 57 pitches, with 38 going for strikes. **Vic Black came in to close out the five run lead in the ninth inning, but suffered some control issues. Black allowed two runs on one hit and three walks....

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/16

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 11-3 today. Here is how the Pirates prospects fared. **Matt Curry went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. Curry now has a hit in five of his six games. He started at first base, batting fourth. **Adalberto Santos went 0-for-3. He started in left field, batting second. **Brandon Cumpton pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with no walks or strikeouts. Cumpton has given up three earned...

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