Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Recap

The Mesa Solar Sox finished their Arizona Fall League season yesterday. Robbie Grossman: .375/.472/.625, 7 HR, 104 at-bats Following his breakout season in the Florida State League in 2011, Grossman was impressive in the AFL.  He hit seven homers in 104 at-bats, after hitting 13 in 490 during the 2011 regular season.  Grossman broke his hamate bone at the end of the season, but still finished near the top of the leader boards in...

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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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AFL Recap 11/11: Rough Day For the Pirates Prospects

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-6 to Salt River tonight.  Jarek Cunningham was one of two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects to play.  He started at second base, and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.  Cunningham also recorded an error on the field, missing a catch.  Jeff Inman pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits, blowing Mesa’s one run lead at the time.  Inman was touching 95 MPH with his fastball again. We learned today that Robbie...

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Robbie Grossman Fractures Hamate Bone

Bad news out of the Arizona Fall League this week.  Kristy Robinson reports that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Robbie Grossman has fractured his hamate bone, and will have surgery to repair the injury later this week.  The injury will end Grossman’s AFL season, although he shouldn’t miss any time during the 2012 season. The big downside to a hamate injury is that it can sap a player of his power for about a year.  Grossman...

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AFL Recap 11/8: More Inman Pitch F/X

The Mesa Solar Sox returned to action today after being rained out yesterday.  Mesa lost 13-3 to Peoria.  Robbie Grossman started in right field and hit leadoff.  Grossman went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.  He’s now got a .375/.472/.625 line in 104 at-bats.  Jarek Cunningham also started, playing second base.  Cunningham went 1-for-4. Jeff Inman pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Inman threw nine pitches, with five going for...

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