AFL Recap 11/8: More Inman Pitch F/X

The Mesa Solar Sox returned to action today after being rained out yesterday.  Mesa lost 13-3 to Peoria.  Robbie Grossman started in right field and hit leadoff.  Grossman went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.  He’s now got a .375/.472/.625 line in 104 at-bats.  Jarek Cunningham also started, playing second base.  Cunningham went 1-for-4. Jeff Inman pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Inman threw nine pitches, with five going for...

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Five

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fifth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .370/.471/.630, 7 HR, 100 at-bats Grossman added another home run this week, and went 5-for-16 with a home run and three walks.  He played in the Rising Stars game on Saturday and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. -Jarek Cunningham: .243/.300/.457, 3 HR, 70 at-bats Cunningham only played twice...

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AFL Rising Stars Game Recap

The AFL Rising Stars game wasn’t kind to Gerrit Cole.  The Pittsburgh Pirates right hander was hit for two home runs and five runs total, getting just two outs before being lifted due to a single inning pitch limit. Cole started off by giving up a double to Kevin Mattison.  The ball bounced past the first baseman, and Mattison hustled his way to a double.  Cole’s next pitch was a 99 MPH fastball that Nick Franklin hit to...

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Watch Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman Tonight

We’ve heard a lot of good things coming out of the Arizona Fall League about Pittsburgh Pirates prospects Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman.  We’ve heard about Cole hitting triple digits with his fastball, with some reports saying his fastball has looked better than Stephen Strasburg’s.  We’ve seen the numbers that Robbie Grossman has put up, with seven homers in 100 at-bats after last night’s game. Tonight...

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AFL Recap 11/4: Grossman Homers

The Mesa Solar Sox won 12-10 against Salt River today.  Robbie Grossman was the only Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to play this afternoon.  He went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base, and hit his 7th homer of the season.  Grossman now has a .370/.471/.630 line in exactly 100 at-bats during the AFL season.  Mesa has ten games left in the regular season. The Solar Sox are off tomorrow, although Grossman and Gerrit Cole will play in the...

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Arizona Fall League Pictures

The following pictures were sent in by Pirates Prospects reader AngelsFan4Ever, who has been attending the Arizona Fall League games. Gerrit Cole Robbie Grossman Brock Holt Jarek Cunningham A big thanks to AngelsFan for the...

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