2010 Position Recap: Shortstop

For the better part of the last decade, the Pittsburgh Pirates had their shortstop situation figured out each season thanks to the presence of Jack Wilson.  That changed in July 2009, when Wilson was traded to the Seattle Mariners, along with starting pitcher Ian Snell, in exchange for Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Nathan Adcock, Aaron Pribanic, and Brett Lorin.  The 2010 season marked just the second time since the year 2000 that...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/20

Three Pirates prospects started today, and Brian Leach made an appearance in the bullpen, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 6-3: -Josh Harrison (.185) started at second base, batting seventh.  Harrison went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and a fielding error. -Andrew Lambo (.300) started in right field, batting fourth for the second straight game.  Lambo went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, a strikeout, and a caught stealing.  Lambo also...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/18

Andrew Lambo got his first day off, but the other three Pirates prospects started, with Aaron Pribanic making a relief appearance, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-2 in extra innings: -Josh Harrison (.111) started in left field, batting leadoff.  Harrison went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice RBI in the sixth inning. -Tony Sanchez (.313) started at catcher, batting eighth.  Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a run scored, scoring on Harrison’s...

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Arizona Fall League Stats: 10/12-10/16

The Mesa Solar Sox got off to a great start in the first week of the Arizona Fall League, going 4-1.  Since there is no AFL action on Sundays, I will use each Sunday to review how the Pirates prospects did that week, as well as an update on the overall season.  This recap will also include Pitch F/X data, when available.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo started all five games, combining for a...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/15

Tony Sanchez was off today, but the rest of the Pirates hitting prospects started today, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to an 8-7 victory: -Andrew Lambo (.263) started for the fourth time in four AFL games, batting sixth and playing right field.  Lambo went 2-for-5 with a two run home run in the second inning. -Josh Harrison (.133) hit leadoff for the second game in a row, starting in left field this time.  Harrison went 1-for-6 with a...

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