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: 10/16

Justin Wilson got the start tonight, while Andrew Lambo and Tony Sanchez played for the offense, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to a 10-1 victory: -Andrew Lambo (.292) played his fifth game in a row, starting in right field and batting sixth.  Lambo went 2-for-5 with two runs and a double. -Tony Sanchez (.333) started at catcher, batting seventh.  Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.  Sanchez allowed a passed ball (2) and...

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Arizona Fall League Begins Today

The 2010 Arizona Fall League begins today, with the Mesa Solar Sox playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Solar Sox this year.  Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison, and Andrew Lambo will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach will all join the Mesa pitching staff. The AFL is mostly filled with...

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Pirates Send Wilson, Pribanic, and Leach to the AFL

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates will send pitchers Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach to the Arizona Fall League this off-season, joining position players Andrew Lambo, Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  When the position players were announced, we had heard that there would be three more pitchers who would be sent. The assignments are somewhat strange, not so much because of the...

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Curve Lose 2-0 On Free Passes, Missed Opportunities

Justin Wilson can be two very different pitchers.  When he is in control of his pitches, he can be dominant, looking like a top pitching prospect.  When his control is struggling, Wilson’s whole game struggles.  Tonight was an example of the latter. Wilson took the mound for the first place Altoona Curve tonight, and from the start it was evident that he didn’t have his best control.  Wilson led off the game by walking top...

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