GIFT NGOEPE RUMORS & GOSSIP

AFL Recap: Ngoepe Helps Scottsdale to 5-1 Victory

After starting the season with a 1-5 record, the Scottsdale Scorpions evened their record at 6-6 with a 5-1 win on the road against Glendale on Tuesday afternoon.  Gift Ngoepe was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup and the only one to get into the game. He batted lead-off and played shortstop. Ngoepe got Scottsdale on the board in the top of the first inning...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports From Instructs: Pirates Notes

For the last entry from Pirates instructs, I’ll run through a number of players that caught my eye for different reasons, lightning-round style. I saw Mel Rojas Jr. and Gift Ngoepe a good bit during the FSL regular season, and both will flash big league potential at times but had some struggles at the plate. Ngoepe is a great story as a South African-born, 5’10, 180 pound switch...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2012 Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding five players and protecting those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft on December 6th. The list below includes the players who were left unprotected for the draft. Before I get to the list, I want to point out a mistake on Gift Ngoepe’s eligibility. Ngoepe signed with the Pirates in late-2008 at the age of 18. This...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

AFL Recap: Season Finale

In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale lost 3-2 against Peoria. The only Pirates player in the starting lineup today was Gift Ngoepe. He batted ninth and played shortstop. Ngoepe went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, stolen base and a strikeout. He came to the plate in the top of the ninth inning with his team down by one, a man on first and one out. Ngoepe battled through a...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

AFL Recap: Ngoepe Homers, Cumpton Pitches Well

In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale lost 4-3 to Surprise. Gift Ngoepe hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to tie the score at three. Three Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Matt Curry batted cleanup and played first base. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. He is currently hitting .230 with one homer in 74 AB’s. Adalberto Santos batted sixth and started...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Three Pirates Prospects in BA’s Florida State League Top 20 Rankings

Baseball America released their 2012 Florida State League Top 20 Prospects today and it included a surprise addition.Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon both appeared on the list ranked #2 and #3, respectively. At the #20 spot, shortstop Gift Ngoepe appeared.Cole started 13 games for Bradenton in his first taste of pro ball before a mid-season promotion to Double-A Altoona, and finished...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday Evening Pirates News and Notes

Going to make this a bi-weekly thing throughout the off season to cover the things that probably don’t warrant their own post. Monday marks Opening Day for the 2012 Arizona Fall League. Victor Black, Brandon Cumpton, Kyle Kaminska, Tyler Waldron, Matt Curry, Gift Ngoepe, and Adalberto Santos will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions. My full preview is here. Pirates’ pitching prospect...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

7/18 MiLB Recap: Gift Ngoepe Hits 9th Home Run

Bryan Morris pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts. He now has a 2.57 ERA over 56 innings with a 57:12 K:BB ratio. Starling Marte was 0 for 4. Chase d’Arnaud went 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. Kyle McPherson started and gave up three runs over five innings. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter. He has recorded at least seven strikeouts in each...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

4/27 MiLB Recap: Matt Hague collects hits, Gift Ngoepe homers twice

Everyone in action. Indianapolis 13, Durham 2 – Jo-Jo Reyes gave up 2 runs over 6 innings. Bryan Morris pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief. Starling Marte went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 walks. Matt Hague went 4 for 6 with a double. Jake Fox went 2 for 5 with a homer and a walk. Nick Evans was 4 for 6 with a homer and a double. Jordy Mercer went 2 for 3 with a double...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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