AFL Recap: Five Pirates Prospects Get in to Game Action

The Pirates prospects had a busy day in the AFL, with five of the seven players making an appearance in tonight’s 6-5 victory for Scottsdale. **Adalberto Santos hit second and played second base. He went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base. **Matt Curry was the DH and batted third. Curry went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. **Gift Ngoepe hit ninth and played shortstop. Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and three...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Results: 10/9

Scottsdale lost to Phoenix 4-3 today in the opening of the 2012 Arizona Fall League season. Matt Curry was the only Pirates prospect to get a start, going 1-for-4 as the starting first baseman. Curry had an RBI, which was the only one of the day for Scottsdale. Gift Ngoepe came on as a pinch runner in the eighth inning, replacing Curry and ending his day.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Arizona Fall League Preview

The 2012 Arizona Fall League begins Tuesday, with the Scottsdale Scorpions playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Scorpions this year.  Matt Curry, Gift Ngoepe, and Adalberto Santos will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Vic Black, Brandon Cumpton, Kyle Kaminska, and Tyler Waldron will all join the Scottsdale pitching staff. The AFL is...

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Victor Black Headed to the Arizona Fall League

According to the Dallas Baptist University Twitter account, right-handed pitcher Victor Black will be heading to the Arizona Fall League to join the Scottsdale Scorpions. Black had a big year this year, posting a 1.65 ERA in 60 innings in relief, with a 12.8 K/9 and a 4.4 BB/9 ratio.  He’s dealt with injuries the previous two seasons, but was completely healthy this year, flashing upper 90s velocity with his fastball. He carried...

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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 round pick missed some time with an injury this year, but was hitting before the injury and didn’t...

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Pittsburgh Pirates AFL Pitch F/X Data

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 a Pitch F/X park, with the big omission being top prospect Gerrit Cole.  That wasn’t a huge loss, since we were provided with a lot of radar readings from Cole throughout the year, with...

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