Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/18

Andrew Lambo got his first day off, but the other three Pirates prospects started, with Aaron Pribanic making a relief appearance, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-2 in extra innings: -Josh Harrison (.111) started in left field, batting leadoff.  Harrison went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice RBI in the sixth inning. -Tony Sanchez (.313) started at catcher, batting eighth.  Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a run scored, scoring on Harrison’s...

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Arizona Fall League Stats: 10/12-10/16

The Mesa Solar Sox got off to a great start in the first week of the Arizona Fall League, going 4-1.  Since there is no AFL action on Sundays, I will use each Sunday to review how the Pirates prospects did that week, as well as an update on the overall season.  This recap will also include Pitch F/X data, when available.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo started all five games, combining for a...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/16

Justin Wilson got the start tonight, while Andrew Lambo and Tony Sanchez played for the offense, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to a 10-1 victory: -Andrew Lambo (.292) played his fifth game in a row, starting in right field and batting sixth.  Lambo went 2-for-5 with two runs and a double. -Tony Sanchez (.333) started at catcher, batting seventh.  Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.  Sanchez allowed a passed ball (2) and...

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2010 Position Recap: Catcher

In 2008, Ryan Doumit had a breakout season as the Pittsburgh Pirates catcher.  Doumit posted a .318/.357/.501 line with 15 homers in 431 at-bats, making him one of the most productive catchers in the league on offense.  Following the 2008 season, the Pirates signed Doumit to an extension, locking him up through his arbitration years (2009-2011), and giving the Pirates options on what would be his first two free agent years...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/14

All four Pirates hitters started today, while Aaron Pribanic and Brian Leach both made their first appearances, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to an 11-6 victory: -Tony Sanchez (.444) went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.  Sanchez started at catcher, batting fifth.  He didn’t see any stolen base attempts behind the plate. -Andrew Lambo (.214) started his third game in a row, playing in right field and batting sixth.  Lambo went...

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