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 prior to his recent two game blowup.  Baker had much better results for the Mesa Solar Sox last night, throwing two shutout innings.  The left hander...

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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 have a 10:10 K/BB ratio, with walks being an issue throughout the season.

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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 will sideline him for the remainder of the AFL season. -Jarek Cunningham: .235/.293/.420, 3 HR, 81 at-bats Cunningham played in three...

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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 came in the first inning.  Cole gave up a leadoff walk to Anthony Gose, then allowed Gose to steal second in the next at-bat.  Gose scored on a ground out to third base...

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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 2:35 PM EST.

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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 two hits, blowing Mesa’s one run lead at the time.  Inman was touching 95 MPH with his fastball again. We learned today that Robbie...

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