AFL Recap 10/20: Grossman Homers, Cole Pitches

A lot of action in the Arizona Fall League today for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Three Pirates pitching prospects saw action, including starter Gerrit Cole, and Robbie Grossman had another big day at the plate, with his fifth homer of the AFL season. Grossman’s homer came to lead off the game, and was part of a 2-for-4 performance, which also featured three RBIs and a stolen base.  On the season, Grossman is hitting for a...

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Two

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their second week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .354/.426/.604, 3 HR, 48 at-bats Grossman homered this week, and started every game.  He leads the AFL in games played with 11, and also leads the league in hits with 17, and total bases, with 29.  Grossman’s home run yesterday tied him for second in the league with three total. -Jarek...

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Gerrit Cole Pictures and Videos From Today’s Start

Gerrit Cole made his debut in the Arizona Fall League today, which I wrote about earlier.  Pirates Prospects reader “AngelsFan4Ever” was at the game today, and was nice enough to send us a few photos from the game. Here is Gerrit Cole, in his Pirates’ uniform and Mesa cap: Here is a shot of Cole in the dugout with his teammates, including fellow Pirates prospect Michael Colla: A big thanks to AngelsFan for the great...

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AFL Recap 10/14: Gerrit Cole’s Debut

Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, made his Arizona Fall League debut this afternoon against the Surprise Saguaros.   Cole started off strong, with two shutout innings, but fell apart in the third, finishing with three runs allowed on three hits in 2.1 innings, along with a walk and two strikeouts. Cole started off the game with three ground outs in the first inning.  He ranged from 93-100...

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Gerrit Cole Makes His AFL Debut Tomorrow

Jonathan Mayo reports that Gerrit Cole will make his Arizona Fall League debut Friday for the Mesa Solar Sox.  The Pittsburgh Pirates held Cole back in the instructional leagues to make a few more starts before sending him to the AFL.  He arrived in Arizona earlier this week, and is listed as the probable starter for tomorrow’s game.

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