AFL: Scottsdale Eliminated From Playoffs
Nov09

AFL: Scottsdale Eliminated From Playoffs

In the Arizona Fall League on Saturday afternoon, the Scottsdale Scorpions nearly got shutout again by Glendale, this time losing by a 3-2 score. They didn’t collect their first hit until the seventh inning and had just three in the game. Four Pittsburgh Pirates players got into action.  Both Alen Hanson and Gift Ngoepe were in the lineup on Saturday, after each sat out last night’s game. Hanson was at shortstop and...

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AFL: Two Hits For Alex Dickerson in Loss
Nov07

AFL: Two Hits For Alex Dickerson in Loss

On Thursday night in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions had their three game winning streak snapped, losing 4-2 to Surprise.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates were in the starting lineup on Thursday night. Alen Hanson was at the top of the order, playing shortstop. Alex Dickerson was in left field, batting clean-up. Gift Ngoepe was at second base and batting in the nine hole. Leading off the game, Alen Hanson hit a hard...

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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’s Fielding Improves As Team Loses Again
Oct31

AFL: Alen Hanson’s Fielding Improves As Team Loses Again

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost again on Thursday, their seventh straight defeat. First place Mesa won 7-3 to move to 5.5 games ahead of Scottsdale, with 11 games left in the regular season.  Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Alen Hanson was at shortstop and batting lead-off, while Gift Ngoepe was his double play partner, batting ninth. In his first at bat, Alen Hanson popped out to third base. In the third...

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