The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-3 against Peoria today, although the two Pirates prospects that played didn’t factor in to the victory. Robbie Grossman returned to action after a day off, and went 1-for-4 with a double and two walks. Grossman now has a .370 average and a 1.111 OPS, with a 13:16 K/BB ratio. Jarek Cunningham started at second base and went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. Cunningham now has a .250 average on the season, with a .792 OPS and a 12:6 K/BB ratio in 60 at-bats.
Mesa plays tomorrow at 3:35 PM EST against Peoria.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.