Pirates Winter League Recap: 11/7-11/13

The Mesa Solar Sox went 1-4 this week, and currently sit 13-14.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in four games this week, going 4-for-14 (.286) with a homer (4).  Lambo is now hitting for a .304/.354/.511 line on the season. -Tony Sanchez played in four games, going 4-for-15 (.267), with two homers.  Sanchez is now hitting for a .230/.319/.443 line on the season. -Josh Harrison played in four...

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Steve Pearce Granted Fourth Option Year

Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been granted a fourth option year for Steve Pearce, after the first baseman/right fielder spent most of the 2010 season on the 60-day disabled list. On one hand, this is good news for the Pirates, as Pearce can be retained in AAA if he doesn’t make the major league team out of Spring Training.  The Pirates have a potential logjam on the bench as far as outfield options go,...

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Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/31-11/6

The Mesa Solar Sox went 3-2 this week, and currently sit 12-10, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 7-for-19 (.368) with two doubles, and a homer (3).  He also had two errors and an outfield assist.  Lambo is now hitting for a .308/.349/.513 line on the season. -Tony Sanchez played in three games, going 1-for-12 (.083), with...

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Poor showing for Pirates in Fielding Bible Awards

The 2010 winners of the Fielding Bible Awards were announced today, along with the complete voting tallies. Unsurprisingly, no Pirates defenders took home an award. Scanning the lists of players receiving votes, very few Pirates were even considered.

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Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/24-10/30

The Mesa Solar Sox went 2-4 this week, and currently sit 9-8, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles, a walk, and five strikeouts. -Tony Sanchez had a down week at the plate, going 2-for-12 (.167), although he finished strong with a solo homer on Saturday.  Sanchez walked twice, and struck out...

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