• AFL Recap: Two Hits For Curry, Pitch F/X for Waldron

    The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 4-0 to Surprise today. Here is how the Pirates prospects fared in the game. **Matt Curry went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts. He's now 6-for-17 (.353) with an .824 OPS in the AFL. **Gift Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Gift is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts so far. **Tyler...

  • AFL Weekly Recap: Curry Off to Good Start at the Plate

    The Arizona Fall League completed their first week of the season last week. Here is how the Pirates prospects have fared in the first week of competition. **Matt Curry: 4-for-13 (.308), 2 2B Curry's four games are tied for the most on the team. His 13 at-bats are also tied for first...

  • AFL Recap: Santos Gets a Hit; Black Pitches Shutout Inning

    The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 7-2 to Peoria. Here is how the Pirates prospects fared tonight. **Adalberto Santos was the designated hitter, batting third. Santos went 1-for-3 with a walk **Brandon Cumpton came on to get the final out of the sixth inning. Cumpton got a ground out, stranding one runner on base....

  • Pictures and Notes From Instructs

    Today was my final day down in Florida. The main purpose of this trip was to get the final information for the 2013 Prospect Guide, as well as a cover photo. There was one game today against the Detroit Tigers' farm system. Below are some notes and pictures from the game. Jon...

  • AFL Recap: Curry Doubles; Santos and Ngoepe Get Starts

    The Scottsdale Scorpions won 4-0 tonight against Salt River. Here are the breakdowns of how the Pirates prospects did. **Matt Curry started at first base and hit cleanup. Curry went 1-for-4 with a double, which was his second double of the week. **Gift Ngoepe got the start at shortstop. He went 0-for-2...

  • AFL Recap: Kyle Kaminska Makes His First Start

    The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 6-5 to the Salt River Rafters tonight. Four Pirates prospects played in the game, led by Kyle Kaminska, who got the start tonight. **Kaminska pitched four innings, giving up three runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. One of the runs came in the first,...

  • AFL Recap: Five Pirates Prospects Get in to Game Action

    The Pirates prospects had a busy day in the AFL, with five of the seven players making an appearance in tonight's 6-5 victory for Scottsdale. **Adalberto Santos hit second and played second base. He went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base. **Matt Curry was the DH and batted third. Curry...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Results: 10/9

    Scottsdale lost to Phoenix 4-3 today in the opening of the 2012 Arizona Fall League season. Matt Curry was the only Pirates prospect to get a start, going 1-for-4 as the starting first baseman. Curry had an RBI, which was the only one of the day for Scottsdale. Gift Ngoepe came on...

  • Gerrit Cole Throws Five Innings in Instructs Today

    Today was my first day covering the Fall Instructional Leagues this year. It turned out to be a good day to be at Pirate City, as top prospect Gerrit Cole was on the mound. Cole was going up against the Philadelphia farm system, and ended up throwing five innings of shutout ball....

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Arizona Fall League Preview

    The 2012 Arizona Fall League begins Tuesday, with the Scottsdale Scorpions playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Scorpions this year.  Matt Curry, Gift Ngoepe, and Adalberto Santos will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while...

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