AFL Recap 10/29: Grossman Gets Two Hits

The Mesa Solar Sox won 8-5, led in part by a two hit day from Robbie Grossman.  Grossman went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and an RBI.  He also stole his fourth base of the AFL season.  Brock Holt started at second base, going 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run.

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Gerrit Cole to Start the AFL Rising Stars Game

Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, and the top prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system, will start the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars game, which takes place on November 5th.  The game will be broadcast on the MLB Network, with Cole going up against left handed pitcher and fellow 2011 first round pick Danny Hultzen. Cole has made three starts so far in the AFL, with a 2-0 record and a 3.00 ERA....

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AFL Recap 10/28: Mesa Wins 10-3

The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-3 against Peoria today, although the two Pirates prospects that played didn’t factor in to the victory.  Robbie Grossman returned to action after a day off, and went 1-for-4 with a double and two walks.  Grossman now has a .370 average and a 1.111 OPS, with a 13:16 K/BB ratio.  Jarek Cunningham started at second base and went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.  Cunningham now has a .250 average on...

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AFL Recap 10/27: Inman Gives Up Walk Off HR to Harper

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 to Scottsdale after a walk off homer from Bryce Harper off of Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jeff Inman.  Inman, pitching in his second game in three days, came on to get the save for Mesa in the bottom of the ninth, up 7-5.  He gave up a lead off single to Mike Trout, then gave up a one out single two batters later, bringing Harper to the plate as the winning run.  After a wild pitch allowed runners to...

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AFL Recap 10/26: Cole Gets His Second Win

Gerrit Cole got his second win of the season today in the Arizona Fall League, after another strong start for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Cole pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one unearned run on a walk and no hits, with four strikeouts.  Cole started off with two perfect innings, including two strikeouts in the second.  He gave up a two out walk in the third, but finished off the frame with a strikeout, his second of the inning and his fourth...

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AFL Recap 10/25: Grossman’s 6th HR, Inman PITCHfx

Robbie Grossman continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League today, going 1-for-4 at the plate with his sixth homer of the year.  The home run came in the third inning with one on, tying the game at 2-2 at the time.  Mesa would go on to lose 8-6 in ten innings.  Grossman’s six homers is tied for the league lead.  He also leads the league in slugging and OPS out of all batters with 50+ at-bats. Jeff Inman pitched an...

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