Arizona Fall League Recap: 11/4

Three Pirates prospects started in the lineup today, as the Mesa Solar Sox won 7-4:

-Tony Sanchez (.209) started at catcher, batting eighth.  Sanchez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

-Jordy Mercer (.255) was the designated hitter, batting sixth.  Mercer went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a HBP.

-Andrew Lambo (.299) started in right field, batting fifth.  Lambo went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and an outfield assist.

Mesa plays Surprise tomorrow at 12:35 PM MST/3:35 PM EST.

  • Today 4 baserunners out of 4 successfully stole off of Sanchez through two different pitchers. Should we be worried about this high success rate for opposing base stealers and the number of passed balls Sanchez is letting by? For a defense-minded catcher, he’s looking like a AA version of Ryan Doumit.

    • I wouldn’t make too much out of Sanchez in the AFL. He missed most of the season this past year due to injuries, and that’s counting more than just his fractured jaw that put him out since June. He also had his jaw wired shut, and lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time due to his limited diet during that time span.

      I wouldn’t really expect him to go from missing most of the 2010 season, and losing the weight with his jaw wired shut, to being on top of his game in his first month back.