Arizona Fall League Recap: 11/11

Tony Sanchez was the only Pirates prospect who played today, and had a huge game, but the Mesa Solar Sox lost 6-5: -Tony Sanchez (.228) started at catcher, batting seventh.  Sanchez went 2-for-4 with two home runs (4) and four RBIs.  Sanchez hit a three run shot in the second inning, putting Mesa up 3-0, then hit a solo shot in the ninth inning, bringing the Solar Sox to within one.  Sanchez was 0-for-3 against base stealers, with a...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 11/10

All four Pirates hitting prospects started, but the Mesa Solar Sox lost 9-6: -Andrew Lambo (.299) started in right field, batting sixth.  Lambo went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  He was hit in the knee with a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning, then was pulled from the game in the top of the seventh. -Josh Harrison (.329) started at second base, batting leadoff.  Harrison went 1-for-5 with a walk, a stolen base (3), and a run....

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2011 ZiPS projections

I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 11/8

Andrew Lambo and Tony Sanchez started tonight, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-3: -Andrew Lambo (.305) started in right field, batting sixth.  He went 1-for-4 and had a fielding error. -Tony Sanchez (.204) started at catcher, batting fifth.  Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. -Brian Leach (0.00) pitched a shutout inning, allowing no hits, one walk, and one strikeout.  Leach threw 16 pitches, with eight going for strikes....

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Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/31-11/6

The Mesa Solar Sox went 3-2 this week, and currently sit 12-10, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 7-for-19 (.368) with two doubles, and a homer (3).  He also had two errors and an outfield assist.  Lambo is now hitting for a .308/.349/.513 line on the season. -Tony Sanchez played in three games, going 1-for-12 (.083), with...

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