• 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • AFL Recap 10/14: Gerrit Cole’s Debut

    Cole made his AFL debut today. Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, made his Arizona Fall League debut this afternoon against the Surprise Saguaros.   Cole started off strong, with two shutout innings, but fell apart in the third, finishing with three runs allowed...

  • Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/13 With PITCHf/x Data

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 6-3 today, with four Pirates prospects playing a big part in the win. Robbie Grossman bounced back from his 0-for-4 performance yesterday, going 3-for-5 with a double and a walk today.  Grossman got his hits in his first three at-bats, including two singles off of 2011 first...

  • Gerrit Cole Makes His AFL Debut Tomorrow

    Jonathan Mayo reports that Gerrit Cole will make his Arizona Fall League debut Friday for the Mesa Solar Sox.  The Pittsburgh Pirates held Cole back in the instructional leagues to make a few more starts before sending him to the AFL.  He arrived in Arizona earlier this week, and is listed as...

  • Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/12

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 6-2 to Peoria today.  Robbie Grossman started as the designated hitter, batting leadoff.  It was the first game that he didn't play in the field in the eight game AFL season. Grossman went 0-for-4, which was his second game without a hit.  Jarek Cunningham started at second...

  • Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/11

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 3-2 today against the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Robbie Grossman was the only Pirates prospect to play this afternoon, going 1-for-4 out of the leadoff position.  Grossman, who is hitting for a .323 average, now has a hit in six of seven games he has played in.  Aside from...

  • Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/10

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-3 to the Scottsdale Scorpions. Robbie Grossman started in right field and batted leadoff.  Grossman went 2-for-5 with an RBI.  His hits came in his first two at-bats of the game.  Grossman has played in all six Mesa games, and has a hit in five of those...

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