• Instructs Day One: Allie, Holmes, Burnette, Gift

    I arrived in Florida around 3:30 AM this morning, after about 15 hours of driving.  After a bit of sleep, I went over to Pirate City, where the Pirates were having a camp day, and an intersquad game.  There wasn't much to report on.  Each pitcher threw an inning, and it was...

  • Gerrit Cole’s Instructional League Debut

    Cole made his debut in instructs yesterday. - Photo Courtesy of UCLA Athletics Yesterday Gerrit Cole made his instructional league debut, which was also his pro debut.  I didn't get a chance to see the outing live, as I was driving down to Florida at the time.  However, I did receive a...

  • Gerrit Cole to the AFL

    Cole will be pitching in the Arizona Fall League - Photo Courtesy of UCLA Athletics The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole will be pitching in the Arizona Fall League this off-season.  As I noted the other day, Cole was a strong candidate to attend the AFL.  He...

  • Four More Pirates Prospects Heading to the AFL

    Four more Pittsburgh Pirates prospects have been added to the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League this year.  At the end of last month we heard that Robbie Grossman and Brock Holt were heading to the AFL.  Joining them will be left hander Nathan Baker, right handers Mike Colla...

  • Jordy Mercer Named to Team USA Roster

    Team USA has announced their roster for the 2011 World Cup and the Pan Am tournaments, with Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jordy Mercer being named as a member of the team.  This is the second year in a row that a Pirates shortstop prospect has played for Team USA.  Last year Chase d'Arnaud...

  • Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

    The Arizona Fall League announced their rosters today, with two Pittsburgh Pirates being named to the Mesa Solar Sox.  Those players are Robbie Grossman and Brock Holt.  The Pirates are expected to name several other players to the AFL, and they can name up to four pitchers, so this list has yet...

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