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AFL: Phil Irwin Makes His Final Fall Start

In Arizona Fall League action from Tuesday afternoon, Phil Irwin made his final start for Scottsdale and ran into trouble after being spotted a big early lead. Tyler Waldron followed him and picked up the loss in the 9-7 defeat to Surprise, dropping the Scorpions to 10-19 on the season.  Phil Irwin came into the game with a 1-2, 7.71 record in four starts, allowing 15 hits and five...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

AFL: Two Hits For Alex Dickerson in Loss

On Thursday night in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions had their three game winning streak snapped, losing 4-2 to Surprise.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates were in the starting lineup on Thursday night. Alen Hanson was at the top of the order, playing shortstop. Alex Dickerson was in left field, batting clean-up. Gift Ngoepe was at second base and batting in the nine hole...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

AFL: Waldron Gives Up Two Runs In Loss

On Friday night in Arizona Fall League action, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost 3-1 to Surprise, dropping their record to 7-8 and putting them 3.5 games back of the division leading Mesa Solar Sox. Gift Ngoepe was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He batted ninth and was at second base. He came into the game just 2-for-22 on the season. In his first AB in the...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

AFL Recap: Tyler Waldron Throws Three Shutout Innings in Win

The Scottsdale Scorpions won for the first time since Opening Day, defeating Surprise by a 2-1 score. It snapped a five game losing streak for the Scorpions. Tyler Waldron pitched well and picked up the win in relief.  It was a light day for Pittsburgh Pirates players Wednesday night. For the first time, not one Pirates player was in the starting lineup. Tyler Waldron came on in...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

AFL Recap: Thirty Strikeouts in Scottsdale’s 5-1 Loss to Glendale

Scottsdale took on Glendale in the fourth game of the Arizona Fall League season on Friday night. Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup tonight and another came out of the bullpen. Scottsdale lost for the third straight game after winning the season opener. Glendale won the game by a 5-1 score as their pitchers struck out 17 batters. Scottsdale pitchers were...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

AFL Recap: Dickerson Reaches Base Three Times in Loss

In game two of the Arizona Fall League schedule, Scottsdale lost 12-2 to Salt River, giving them their first loss. Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup and another made an appearance out of the bullpen.  Gift Ngoepe batted lead-off and played shortstop, while Alen Hanson was on the bench tonight. Hanson reached base three times in the season opener Tuesday...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jameson Taillon Heading to the Arizona Fall League

Jameson Taillon will be heading to the Arizona Fall League. Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon will be heading to the Arizona Fall League this year, Pirates Prospects has learned. A few weeks ago the initial AFL rosters were released, with Alen Hanson, Alex Dickerson, Gift Ngoepe, Tyler Waldron, and Zack Thornton all attending. Taillon is a new addition to the list,...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: West Virginia Could Clinch Playoff Spot Tonight

A busy day on the schedule as both Bradenton and Jamestown will complete an earlier suspended game before they start their regularly scheduled game today. Jamestown has a huge series against the Pirates NYPL affiliate from last year, State College. The GCL season ends today and the Pirates affiliate will go on to the playoffs which begin on Saturday. The DSL Pirates2 saw their season...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Sending Five to the AFL, Including Alen Hanson

Alen Hanson is going to the Arizona Fall League. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sending five players to the Arizona Fall League, led by top infield prospect Alen Hanson. The players are: Zack Thornton, RHP – Thornton was acquired for Chris Resop, and has spent time with Indianapolis, Altoona, and Bradenton. In his time with Altoona he has a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings, with an 11.3 K/9...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Alen Hanson Picks Up Three Hits, But Pitching Dooms Curve

Alen Hanson went 3-for-5 in tonight’s loss. Eliecer Navarro, Kenn Kasparek and Tyler Waldron allowed 17 hits, walked five and gave up nine runs combined as Altoona lost for the fifth time in six outings, falling 9-7 to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Navarro worked in and out of trouble for three innings, soft tossing his way out of jams before surrendering five runs in the fourth...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor Moves: Waldron Promoted to Altoona, Singer Added to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a bunch of minor league moves today and at least one more should be announced soon due to roster space. The biggest name moved today was Tyler Waldron, who was injured earlier in the season and has been pitching for Bradenton since he returned three weeks ago. Also moving to Altoona from Indianapolis was catcher Ali Solis, who was demoted to make room...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor Moves: Waldron, Townsend to the DL

Tyler Waldron was placed on the Altoona DL. The Altoona Curve have placed two pitchers on the disabled list in the last two days. Here are some other minor moves around the system. **Tyler Waldron was placed on the disabled list yesterday, retroactive April 21st, with a right shoulder injury. Waldron had a 5.40 ERA in 15 innings over three starts. His strikeouts were down early in...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Performers: Andy Oliver Has Been One of the Best Pitchers So Far

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: 4/20/13

Francisco Liriano will make his second rehab start tonight, moving up from Bradenton to Altoona. Jose Contreras is expected to join Altoona as well.  The Curve will play a doubleheader today, due to their Friday night game getting rained out. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have added a Recent Transactions...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: 4/19/13

Today’s starters include four pitchers who are all still looking for their first win of the season. Two of those pitchers, Joely Rodriguez and Andy Oliver, will be the first Pirates pitchers to make their fourth start of the year. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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