AFL Recap 10/22: Another Big Day for Grossman

Yesterday, Robbie Grossman went 0-for-3 in the Arizona Fall League, which was only his second game without a hit in 15 games this year.  The 0-for-3 day also broke his streak of six straight games with multiple hits.  Grossman got back on track today, leading Mesa to a 9-2 win with a big day out of the leadoff spot.  Playing as the designated hitter, Grossman went 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base. He led...

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AFL Recap 10/21: Jeff Inman Added to the AFL

Last week, Phil Irwin left the Arizona Fall League due to tightness in his right forearm.  To replace Irwin on the roster, the Pirates sent Jeff Inman, who made his debut tonight in the fifth inning.  Inman was drafted by the Pirates in the 12th round of the 2009 draft, and was given an over-slot bonus to sign.  Prior to the season, Inman was seen as a potential first round pick, and one of the best college juniors in the draft class....

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Corner Outfield

For most of the 2011 season, there wasn’t a specific starter at either corner outfield position for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Jose Tabata began the season as the everyday starter in left field, but finished the year as the everyday starter in right field.  That happened when Alex Presley came up and took over the everyday duties in left field.  Presley didn’t arrive until late June, and missed most of August with an injury....

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AFL Recap 10/20: Grossman Homers, Cole Pitches

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. Grossman’s homer came to lead off the game, and was part of a 2-for-4 performance, which also featured three RBIs and a stolen base.  On the season, Grossman is hitting for a...

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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.  The home run put him tied for the league lead in homers.  Grossman also singled, ending up 2-for-4 on the day with a homer, two RBIs, a walk, and two strikeouts....

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