Originally posted on Where Is Andy Van Slyke  |  Last updated 10/26/11
Since I haven't had a chance yet, let's take a tour around the various winter and fall leagues and see how the Pirates are doing, both here and overseas. This isn't necessarily a comprehensive look since I'm just visually scanning rosters, so let me know if I missed anyone. Arizona Fall LeagueYou probably don't need me to tell you this, but Robbie Grossman is still on fire. He's hitting .397/.483/.685 with a league-best six homers. Jarek Cunningham is continuing along his "nice pop but not much else" pace with a .229 batting average and a .291 OBP to go with his .500 SLG. Most of the Pirates' pitchers aren't doing all that well: Mike Colla is struggling with control, Nathan Baker is getting hit fairly hard (as is wont to happen in the AFL, of course), Phil Irwin left with some arm trouble and Jeff Inman just replaced him. The good news today is the Gerrit Cole is pitching again. The bad news is that he's pitching in Mesa and not Surprise or Peoria, which are the two parks in the AFL with
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