Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/24-10/30

The Mesa Solar Sox went 2-4 this week, and currently sit 9-8, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles, a walk, and five strikeouts. -Tony Sanchez had a down week at the plate, going 2-for-12 (.167), although he finished strong with a solo homer on Saturday.  Sanchez walked twice, and struck out...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/30

All four Pirates hitting prospects played tonight, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 12-6: -Josh Harrison (.333) batted leadoff as the designated hitter.  He went 0-for-4 with a walk. -Jordy Mercer (.279) started at shortstop, batting third.  Mercer went 0-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. -Andrew Lambo (.288) started in right field, batting fourth.  Lambo went 1-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI, and three strikeouts. -Tony Sanchez (.265)...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/29

Andrew Lambo and Brian Leach were the only Pirates prospects to play tonight, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 9-1: -Andrew Lambo (.296) started in right field, batting sixth.  Lambo went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.  Lambo also had a fielding error. -Brian Leach (0.00) pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits.  Leach threw 20 pitches, with 14 for strikes, and threw one wild pitch. Mesa plays Phoenix tomorrow at 12:35 PM MST/3:35 PM...

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Q&A: The Off-Season Roster Decisions

In the last few weeks I’ve talked about the positional recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 2010 season, leading to my evaluation of the off-season needs heading in to the 2011 season.  That also brought on the 2011 40-man roster and payroll, which at this stage includes some predictions on how the Pirates will handle some of the off-season moves.  The 2010 recaps, the off-season needs, and the 40-man roster decisions have...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/27

After a big day yesterday by the Pirates prospects, Josh Harrison returned to the lineup today for another big performance, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to a 7-6 win: -Josh Harrison (.333) started at second, batting sixth.  Harrison went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI.  Harrison is 7-for-9 at the plate over the last two games, with four doubles and a homer. -Andrew Lambo (.314) started in right field, batting fifth.  He...

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