• AFL Recap 11/1: Three Hit Day For Grossman

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-5 to Surprise today.  Robbie Grossman went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and his fifth stolen base of the season.  Grossman now has a .385/.486/.637 line in 91 at-bats during the AFL season.  Jarek Cunningham went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI on a...

  • Winter Leagues 11/1 — Marte Exits Early?

    After the Caribbean leagues took their usual Sunday off, they're back in action, with a few Pirates' players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Gigantes del Cibao  2 Starling Marte started this game in center field for Los Leones.  Los Gigantes scored two runs, both coming in on RBI singles...

  • Two Pirates Prospects Are AFL Rising Stars

    The Arizona Fall League will hold their Rising Stars game on Saturday at 7:15 PM EST on the MLB Network.  The league announced the rosters today, with two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects making the team.  As expected, Gerrit Cole is one of those players.  We heard last week that Cole would make the...

  • AFL Recap 10/31: Gerrit Cole Makes His Fourth Start

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 3-1 today against Phoenix, with the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospects combining for six strong innings.  They were led by Gerrit Cole, who made his third start of the season.  Cole pitched three innings, allowing one run on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  The one...

  • Winter Leagues 10/30 — Another Homer For Hague

    Sunday's winter league action for some Pirates' players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  5,  Estrellas de Oriente  1 Each team posted just 6 hits, but Los Toros made them count.  Los Estrellas scored first with a solo homer in the 3rd.  Former Pirate farmhand CF Rich Thompson singled in that...

  • Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Four

    The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fourth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .381/.480/.655, 6 HR, 84 at-bats Grossman is in a three way tie to lead the league in homers.  He currently leads the league in games played (21), at-bats (84),...

  • 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,...

  • Winter Leagues 10/29 – Win For Leroux, More Hits For Hague

    A few Pirates' players and friends in Winter League action.... the Puerto Rican League and the Australian League begin play later this week. MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Caneros de los Mochis  7,  Venados de Mazatlan  1 This was a scoreless game until Los Venados got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the...

  • 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...

  • Winter Leagues 10/29 — Hague Homers

    Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in Winter League action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  6,  Estrellas de Oriente  3 Los Estrellas took an early lead with solo homers in the 1st and 2nd innings, but Los Toros answered beginning in the 4th inning, when they scored on a single, an...

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