Arizona Fall League Begins Today

The 2010 Arizona Fall League begins today, with the Mesa Solar Sox playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Solar Sox this year.  Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison, and Andrew Lambo will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach will all join the Mesa pitching staff. The AFL is mostly filled with...

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Pirates Send Wilson, Pribanic, and Leach to the AFL

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates will send pitchers Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach to the Arizona Fall League this off-season, joining position players Andrew Lambo, Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  When the position players were announced, we had heard that there would be three more pitchers who would be sent. The assignments are somewhat strange, not so much because of the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 4-1 to Norfolk.  Michael Crotta pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one. Brandon Moss went 2-for-4.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Luke Carlin went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Alex Presley went 1-for-3. ALTOONA...

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Aaron Pribanic is Coming Around

The start of the 2010 season wasn’t kind to Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Aaron Pribanic.  After spending the entire 2009 season in low-A, split between the Seattle and Pittsburgh farm systems, Pribanic made the jump to high-A for the 2010 season.  Pribanic’s 2009 numbers in low A (2.89 ERA, 5.20 K/9, 2.24 BB/9, 0.43 HR/9, .231 BAA in 124.2 IP) brought a lot of hope for his jump to the next level. Pribanic struggled...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 8-5.  Charlie Morton pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched 1.1 innings, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit, two walks, and striking out two. Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with two runs and...

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