Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/12

The Arizona Fall League began today with the Mesa Solar Sox taking on the Phoenix Desert Dogs.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared for Mesa: -Tony Sanchez started at catcher, batting sixth.  Sanchez went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.  His single came in the top of the fourth, and he eventually scored on a wild pitch.  Defensively, Sanchez allowed a stolen base and a passed ball. -Andrew Lambo started in left field, batting 7th....

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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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Dodgers Trade Octavio Dotel to the Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Octavio Dotel to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later.  While that news doesn’t really have any impact on the Pittsburgh Pirates, it provides a perfect opportunity to take a look at what might have been one of Neal Huntington’s best trades so far. The Dodgers acquired Dotel from the Pirates at the trade deadline in exchange for James McDonald and Andrew Lambo....

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Altoona Recap, 8/29/2010

While traveling for work, I was able to stop in Altoona for a few hours on Sunday to catch a Curve game. Jared Hughes made the start for the Pirates’ Double-A affiliate, which is gearing up for the postseason. Here are a few of my thoughts after taking in a 5-4 Curve loss on a beautiful evening at Blair County Ballpark.

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2010 Arizona Fall League Preview

The minor league season may be wrapping up for the Pirates Prospects, but that doesn’t mean the prospects are done for the year. Up next is winter ball, with the most notable league being the Arizona Fall League.  The Arizona Fall League runs each year starting in early October, with this year’s competition starting on October 12th. The league is comprised of six teams: the Grand Canyon Rafters, the Mesa Solar Sox, the...

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