AFL Recap 10/19: Brock Holt Makes His Debut

Today marked the first day in the two week Arizona Fall League season that Robbie Grossman had a day off.  Grossman had started in every game for the Mesa Solar Sox, but was given an off-day today.  Jarek Cunningham was also given an off-day today, and that would have normally meant a lineup without any Pirates prospects for the first time this season.  That wasn’t the case, as Brock Holt made his 2011 Arizona Fall League debut,...

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AFL Recap 10/18: Grossman and Cunningham Continue Hitting

Robbie Grossman is getting a lot of attention in the Arizona Fall League, and for good reason.  The Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfield prospect went 2-for-4 today along with two walks.  It was the fifth multi-hit game in a row or Grossman, and the fifth game in a row with at least one walk.  On the season, Grossman has a .375/.462/.643 line in 56 at-bats. When asked in the comments section whether Grossman would hit with enough power...

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AFL Recap 10/17: Three Homers From Cunningham and Grossman

The Mesa Solar Sox beat Salt River today by a score of 13-7, thanks to three home runs from two Pirates prospects.  Robbie Grossman led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer, his second leadoff homer in as many nights, and his fourth homer of the AFL season.  The home run put him tied for the league lead in homers.  Grossman also singled, ending up 2-for-4 on the day with a homer, two RBIs, a walk, and two strikeouts....

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Two

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their second week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .354/.426/.604, 3 HR, 48 at-bats Grossman homered this week, and started every game.  He leads the AFL in games played with 11, and also leads the league in hits with 17, and total bases, with 29.  Grossman’s home run yesterday tied him for second in the league with three total. -Jarek...

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AFL Recap 10/15: Grossman Homers

The Mesa Solar Sox beat the Surprise Saguaros 14-3 today.  Robbie Grossman, playing right field and batting leadoff, went 2-for-5 with a walk and a solo home run.  The home run, which came leading off the game, was Grossman’s third of the AFL season in 48 at-bats.  Grossman now has a .354 average and a 1.030 OPS in the short AFL season. Jarek Cunningham started at second base, and went 1-for-5 at the plate.  Cunningham has a...

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Gerrit Cole Pictures and Videos From Today’s Start

Gerrit Cole made his debut in the Arizona Fall League today, which I wrote about earlier.  Pirates Prospects reader “AngelsFan4Ever” was at the game today, and was nice enough to send us a few photos from the game. Here is Gerrit Cole, in his Pirates’ uniform and Mesa cap: Here is a shot of Cole in the dugout with his teammates, including fellow Pirates prospect Michael Colla: A big thanks to AngelsFan for the great...

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