AFL: Three Hits For Alen Hanson In Win
Nov07

AFL: Three Hits For Alen Hanson In Win

On Wednesday night in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions picked up their third straight win. The 7-4 victory over Surprise came on a night that Phil Irwin started for Scottsdale and two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Prior to this current mini winning streak, the Scorpions lost eight in a row.   Alen Hanson led off for Scottsdale in the bottom of the first and lined a single into right field. He...

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AFL: Hanson and Ngoepe Collect RBI’s in Victory
Nov05

AFL: Hanson and Ngoepe Collect RBI’s in Victory

On Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale was able to break their eight game losing streak, winning 7-4 in ten innings at Peoria. On Tuesday, the same two teams met up in Scottsdale and the Scorpions were able to make it two in a row, winning 4-0 with help from both Pittsburgh Pirates players in the lineup.  Both Alen Hanson and Gift Ngoepe were in the starting lineup on Tuesday. Hanson started at shortstop and...

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Who Should the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?
Nov05

Who Should the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

In two weeks and one day, on November 20th, MLB teams will have to submit their 40-man rosters, complete with players protected from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. I’ve posted the players who are eligible before, and you should know the rules if you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time. If not, here is a quick refresher on when players become eligible. **If a player was 18 or younger in the year he was signed, he...

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AFL: Alen Hanson Takes Part In AFL Fall Stars Game
Nov02

AFL: Alen Hanson Takes Part In AFL Fall Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League had their Fall Stars All-Star game on Saturday night. Shortstop Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the game. He was on the bench to start the game, coming in on defense in the bottom of the sixth inning. The first batter after he came in was Eddie Rosario, who hit a slow hopper to Hanson and beat out to play with good hustle. Hanson made the play cleanly, but didn’t release the ball...

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AFL: Thornton and Benedict Combine For Four Shutout Innings
Nov01

AFL: Thornton and Benedict Combine For Four Shutout Innings

On Friday afternoon, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost for the eighth straight time, going down 6-3 to Surprise. There weren’t any Pittsburgh Pirates players in the starting lineup, but a couple of their relievers sure made quite the impression in their two innings apiece.  Matt Benedict came out to pitch in the third inning. Surprise plays at a stadium with Pitch FX, so it gives you a more in depth recap of his outing. In the third...

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