The Arizona Fall League’s version of the All-Star game will take place on Saturday night and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be represented by shortstop Cole Tucker and right-handed pitcher Blake Weiman.
Tucker is hitting .341/.420/.439 in ten games this fall with the Surprise Saguaros. He has five multi-hit games and six stolen bases. In four appearances, Weiman has allowed one earned run over eight innings. He has eight strikeouts, one walk and a .207 BAA. The two of them will be on the AFL West team on Saturday night.
The Fall-Stars game will be televised live on MLB Network at 8 PM EST.+ posts
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When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.