Who Will the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

Throughout the year we’ve talked about the Rule 5 roster crunch that the Pittsburgh Pirates will face this off-season.  Some of that has been over-blown to the point where people suggest trading prospects like Starling Marte just because the Pirates might not have a spot to protect him.  Make no mistake, the Pirates aren’t at risk of losing any significant prospects to the Rule 5 draft.  They currently have five spots open...

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Arizona Fall League Recap 11/14

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-2 to Peoria today.  Jarek Cunningham was the only Pittsburgh Pirates hitting prospect who played, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout.  Michael Colla pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Colla now has a 4.20 ERA on the season in 15 innings, but does have a 10:10 K/BB ratio, with walks being an issue throughout the season.

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Six

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their sixth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .375/.472/.625, 7 HR, 104 at-bats Grossman played in one game this week before going down with a broken hamate bone.  He will undergo surgery to repair the injury, which will sideline him for the remainder of the AFL season. -Jarek Cunningham: .235/.293/.420, 3 HR, 81 at-bats Cunningham played in three...

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Arizona Fall League Recap 11/10

The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-8 today against Phoenix.  Two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects pitched today, while one hitter was in the lineup.  The pitchers were Nathan Baker and Michael Colla.  Baker had another rough outing, his fourth bad outing in his last five appearances, and his worst of the season.  The left hander allowed five runs on four hits in two innings, with two walks and a strikeout.  He came on in the fourth inning and gave...

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Five

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fifth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .370/.471/.630, 7 HR, 100 at-bats Grossman added another home run this week, and went 5-for-16 with a home run and three walks.  He played in the Rising Stars game on Saturday and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. -Jarek Cunningham: .243/.300/.457, 3 HR, 70 at-bats Cunningham only played twice...

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