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 went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. **Gift Ngoepe hit ninth and played shortstop. Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and three...

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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 Vic Black, Brandon Cumpton, Kyle Kaminska, and Tyler Waldron will all join the Scottsdale pitching staff. The AFL is...

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Pirates Send Five to the Arizona Fall League

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sending five players to the Arizona Fall League this off-season. The five players selected this year are Adalberto Santos, Gift Ngoepe, Matt Curry, Brandon Cumpton and Tyler Waldron. Santos has put up an impressive season, hitting for a .344/.433/.439 line in 212 at-bats with Altoona. The 2010 22nd round pick missed some time with an injury this year, but was hitting before the injury and didn’t...

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Matt Curry and Dan Gamache Were the Top Hitters in the System Last Week

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual contributes to his team. There are many formulas...

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Adalberto Santos and Phil Irwin Win Eastern League Player of the Week Awards

The Altoona Curve took both Eastern League Player of the Week honors this week, as Adalberto Santos was named the EL Hitter of the Week, while Phil Irwin was named the EL Pitcher of the Week. Irwin pitched a gem on Thursday. In the first game of a double header he pitched a seven inning complete game shutout, giving up two hits, one walk, and striking out nine. Kristy Robinson had a live report of the start. Santos has been on fire at...

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