Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/13

Not much action for the Pirates prospects in the Arizona Fall League today, as Andrew Lambo was the only player to receive playing time.  Here is how he did, along with a note about Tony Sanchez: -Lambo followed up his 2-for-5 performance in game one by going 0-for-4 in the second game of the season, leaving three runners on base.  Lambo started in right field, and batted fourth this time. -Tony Sanchez is blogging about his...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/12

The Arizona Fall League began today with the Mesa Solar Sox taking on the Phoenix Desert Dogs.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared for Mesa: -Tony Sanchez started at catcher, batting sixth.  Sanchez went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.  His single came in the top of the fourth, and he eventually scored on a wild pitch.  Defensively, Sanchez allowed a stolen base and a passed ball. -Andrew Lambo started in left field, batting 7th....

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Arizona Fall League Begins Today

The 2010 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.  Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison, and Andrew Lambo will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach will all join the Mesa pitching staff. The AFL is mostly filled with...

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Tony Sanchez, Diego Moreno are Top FSL Prospects

Baseball America released their list of the top 20 prospects from the Florida State League in 2011 (scouting reports for subscribers here).  Tony Sanchez and Diego Moreno were the two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects who made the list, with Sanchez coming in 6th, and Moreno finishing 16th. Sanchez, the 2009 first round draft pick of the Pirates, had a shortened season due to getting hit in the face with a pitch, fracturing his jaw and...

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Starling Marte and Tony Sanchez to Start 2011 in Altoona

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to start Starling Marte in Altoona at the beginning of the 2011 season.  Biertempfel also reports that Tony Sanchez should start in Altoona next season, as long as he doesn’t regress in his recovery from a broken jaw. Both Marte and Sanchez saw their seasons cut short due to injuries.  Marte hit for a .315/.386/.432 line in 222 at-bats, but missed a big chunk of...

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