First Pitch: Where Will All of the 1B/OF Options Fit?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added a lot of 1B/OF options for their major league squad in the last year. They traded for Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez at the trade deadline. They acquired Clint Robinson in a minor trade with Kansas City. Starling Marte made the jump to the majors in the second half of the 2012 season. They got Jerry Sands in the Joel Hanrahan trade. They signed minor league free agents like Felix Pie, Brad Hawpe, and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 AFL Season Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent seven players to the Arizona Fall League this year — three position players and four pitchers. Kyle Kaminska emerged as the star of the group among pitchers, while Adalberto Santos was the best among the hitters. There were no top prospects among the group this year, after the Pirates sent Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman to the AFL last year. Among the group that was selected to play last year, both...

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AFL Recap: Santos Drives in Three Runs

In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale won 13-6, with Adalberto Santos leading the way among Pirates players with three RBI’s. Two Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Matt Curry batted cleanup and played first base. He went 3-for-5 with three singles, two runs scored and a stolen base. Santos started in left field and hit sixth. He hit an RBI single in the first inning to give Scottsdale and early 3-0 lead....

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AFL Recap: Ngoepe Homers, Cumpton Pitches Well

In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale lost 4-3 to Surprise. Gift Ngoepe hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to tie the score at three. Three Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Matt Curry batted cleanup and played first base. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. He is currently hitting .230 with one homer in 74 AB’s. Adalberto Santos batted sixth and started in left field. He went 1-for-3, raising his...

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AFL Recap: Kaminska With Another Strong Performance

In Arizona Fall League action tonight, Scottsdale won 4-3 with Kyle Kaminska picking up his third win of the Fall season. Kaminska made his sixth start for Scottsdale and went five innings, allowing just one unearned run, which came in the first inning. He gave up four hits, did not walk a batter, and he struck out four. Kyle threw 46 of his 68 pitches for strikes. He has allowed a combined two earned runs in his last five starts, a...

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