AFL: Josh Bell Picks Up Key Hit in Scottsdale’s Comeback Win
Oct21

AFL: Josh Bell Picks Up Key Hit in Scottsdale’s Comeback Win

On Tuesday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Josh Bell was the only Pirates player in the starting lineup for Scottsdale. On the road against Glendale, the Scorpions were getting no-hit through six innings, but ended up winning 7-6, with Adrian Sampson getting the save. Bell was in the designated hitter spot and walked on four pitches in his first plate appearance. The walk was his second of the season. In the fourth inning, he...

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AFL: Three Pirates Pitchers Combine For Six Shutout Innings
Oct18

AFL: Three Pirates Pitchers Combine For Six Shutout Innings

The Scottsdale Scorpions sent Tyler Glasnow to the mound on Saturday afternoon, going up against Peoria, who was throwing Kyle Zimmer out there as his mound opponent. Recent scouting reports on the AFL, called Glasnow and Zimmer the two best looking pitchers in the league. Zimmer left the game after just one inning and pitch tracker had his fastball slower than normal, so the hyped match-up didn’t last long. Josh Bell and Dan...

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AFL: Joely Rodriguez Pitches Well, Two More Hits For Josh Bell
Oct14

AFL: Joely Rodriguez Pitches Well, Two More Hits For Josh Bell

Scottsdale had an early start on Tuesday in Mesa and Joely Rodriguez was on the mound for his second start. Dan Gamache and Josh Bell were both in the lineup for the Scorpions. Scottsdale defeated Mesa 10-7 to move to 5-2 on the season. Joely Rodriguez went 2.1 innings and gave up one run on four hits and a walk in his season debut. On Tuesday, he got a ground out to start the game, then gave up an infield single, with the runner...

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Baseball America’s EL Top 20 List Offers Some Big Surprises
Oct14

Baseball America’s EL Top 20 List Offers Some Big Surprises

Baseball America released their top 20 list for the Eastern League today and two three Pittsburgh Pirates players were on the list. Two surprises are on the list and they are the top Pirates, a pair you would not suspect. You can see the list here and the scouting reports are linked below. The two players on the list were catcher Elias Diaz in the tenth spot and outfielder Willy Garcia in the 17th spot. I wouldn’t call Diaz a...

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AFL: Gamache Drives in Run During Scottsdale’s Extra Inning Victory
Oct11

AFL: Gamache Drives in Run During Scottsdale’s Extra Inning Victory

On Saturday in the Arizona Fall League, Dan Gamache was the only Pirates player in the starting lineup. He batted third and played second base, while both Elias Diaz and Josh Bell sat out their second straight game. Adrian Sampson came on to pitch the seventh inning, his second relief appearance. Scottsdale moved to 3-2 on the season with a 7-6 win over Surprise in ten innings. Gamache grounded out to first base in the first inning,...

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