Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 AFL Season Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent seven players to the Arizona Fall League this year — three position players and four pitchers. Kyle Kaminska emerged as the star of the group among pitchers, while Adalberto Santos was the best among the hitters. There were no top prospects among the group this year, after the Pirates sent Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman to the AFL last year. Among the group that was selected to play last year, both...

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AFL Recap: Season Finale

In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale lost 3-2 against Peoria. The only Pirates player in the starting lineup today was Gift Ngoepe. He batted ninth and played shortstop. Ngoepe went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, stolen base and a strikeout. He came to the plate in the top of the ninth inning with his team down by one, a man on first and one out. Ngoepe battled through a nine pitch AB, before grounding into a double play to...

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AFL Recap: Ngoepe Homers, Cumpton Pitches Well

In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale lost 4-3 to Surprise. Gift Ngoepe hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to tie the score at three. Three Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Matt Curry batted cleanup and played first base. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. He is currently hitting .230 with one homer in 74 AB’s. Adalberto Santos batted sixth and started in left field. He went 1-for-3, raising his...

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AFL Recap: Curry Homers in Three Hit Day

Here are the results from the Arizona Fall League today. **Matt Curry went 3-for-5 with a double and a homer. It was the first homer of the AFL season for Curry. **Adalberto Santos went 2-for-5 with a double. **Gift Ngoepe went 3-for-5 and stole a base. **Tyler Waldron pitched 1.1 shutout innings, giving up no walks or hits and striking out two. **Vic Black pitched an inning, giving up two runs on three hits with no walks or...

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AFL Weekly Recap: Looking at the Numbers at the Half Way Mark

Here are the results from the AFL over the last week, as well as the results from the year as we’re now past the half way mark for the 2012 AFL season. **Adalberto Santos went 6-for-17 with two doubles and a triple. On the season, Santos is hitting for a .294/.400/.471 line in 51 at-bats. **Matt Curry went 2-for-9 with four walks. Curry has a .204/.306/.259 line on the year in 54 at-bats. **Gift Ngoepe went 4-for-6 with a double...

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