AFL Weekly Recap: Vic Black Getting Some Attention, Adds a New Pitch

Last year the Pirates sent two of their top prospects to the Arizona Fall League. Gerrit Cole was the best prospect in the system, and Robbie Grossman was one of the top ten prospects in the system, and the third best hitting prospect at the time. The combination gave something to look forward to with every AFL game recap. It’s not that the 2012 group doesn’t have interesting prospects, but the group doesn’t have...

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AFL Recap: Kaminska Throws Five Shutout Innings

The Scottsdale Scorpions won 5-2, thanks to a great start from Kyle Kaminska. Here is the rundown of how the Pirates prospects fared. **Kaminska pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, walking none, and striking out three. He threw 57 pitches, with 38 going for strikes. **Vic Black came in to close out the five run lead in the ninth inning, but suffered some control issues. Black allowed two runs on one hit and three walks....

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AFL Recap: Kyle Kaminska Makes His First Start

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 6-5 to the Salt River Rafters tonight. Four Pirates prospects played in the game, led by Kyle Kaminska, who got the start tonight. **Kaminska pitched four innings, giving up three runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. One of the runs came in the first, while the other two came in the fourth inning. Kaminska gave up a leadoff double in the fourth to Anthony Rendon, followed by two singles...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Arizona Fall League Preview

The 2012 Arizona Fall League begins Tuesday, with the Scottsdale Scorpions playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Scorpions this year.  Matt Curry, Gift Ngoepe, and Adalberto Santos will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Vic Black, Brandon Cumpton, Kyle Kaminska, and Tyler Waldron will all join the Scottsdale pitching staff. The AFL is...

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Minor Moves: Cole Officially Promoted; Restocking Indianapolis

The Pirates called up five players today, which led to roster shuffling in the upper levels of the minors to fill those empty spots in Indianapolis. **Gerrit Cole was officially promoted to Indianapolis to make his Triple-A debut tonight. **Kris Johnson was also promoted to Indianapolis. **Miguel Perez and Logan Kensing were activated from the Triple-A disabled list. Those four moves help make up for today’s September callups....

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