All posts tagged "Mike Colla"

  • Arizona Fall League
    AFL Recap 10/20: Grossman Homers, Cole Pitches

    Cole got his first win today in the AFL. A lot of action in the Arizona Fall League today for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Three Pirates pitching prospects saw action, including starter Gerrit Cole, and Robbie Grossman had another big day at the plate, with his fifth homer of the AFL season....

  • Arizona Fall League
    AFL Recap 10/17: Three Homers From Cunningham and Grossman

    The Mesa Solar Sox beat Salt River today by a score of 13-7, thanks to three home runs from two Pirates prospects.  Robbie Grossman led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer, his second leadoff homer in as many nights, and his fourth homer of the AFL season....

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Two

    The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their second week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .354/.426/.604, 3 HR, 48 at-bats Grossman homered this week, and started every game.  He leads the AFL in games played with 11, and also leads the league in hits...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/13 With PITCHf/x Data

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 6-3 today, with four Pirates prospects playing a big part in the win. Robbie Grossman bounced back from his 0-for-4 performance yesterday, going 3-for-5 with a double and a walk today.  Grossman got his hits in his first three at-bats, including two singles off of 2011 first...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/10

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-3 to the Scottsdale Scorpions. Robbie Grossman started in right field and batted leadoff.  Grossman went 2-for-5 with an RBI.  His hits came in his first two at-bats of the game.  Grossman has played in all six Mesa games, and has a hit in five of those...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/6

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 to the Surprise Saguaros today.  Robbie Grossman made his third start in as many games, batting third this time around, rather than leadoff.  Grossman went 1-for-4 on the day with a double, a walk, and a strikeout.  Grossman has recorded a hit in each of his...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Begins Today

    The 2011 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.  Jarek Cunningham, Brock Holt, and Robbie Grossman will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Four More Pirates Prospects Heading to the AFL

    Four more Pittsburgh Pirates prospects have been added to the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League this year.  At the end of last month we heard that Robbie Grossman and Brock Holt were heading to the AFL.  Joining them will be left hander Nathan Baker, right handers Mike Colla...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

    The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

  • Analysis
    Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

    Marte is a must protect for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. We've reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let's review the best of the...

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