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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AFL Recap 11/3: Rough Day For The Pitchers

The Mesa Solar Sox won 8-7 today against Phoenix.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers made appearances tonight.  Nathan Baker took over in the sixth inning, coming on with two outs.  Baker gave up a double, followed by two singles to tie the game at 2-2.  He returned to the mound in the 7th, giving up two walks in the first three batters of the inning.  Baker was saved on a play at the plate after giving up a single to the next batter....

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Gerrit Cole Getting More Strasburg Comparisons

Most of the hype coming out of the Arizona Fall League for Pittsburgh Pirates prospects has been dominated by Robbie Grossman.  The outfield prospect is either leading, or is in the top five of every offensive category, posting a .375/.474/.615 line in 96 at-bats.  However, the latest talk has been focused on Gerrit Cole, who is also impressing scouts in the AFL. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has a very positive update on Cole, quoting...

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