AFL Recap: Recap of the Last Few Days

Our last Arizona Fall League recap posted on Friday before the site went offline for upgrades. That was a one-sided contest with poor pitching from the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects, so it was a game to forget. Here’s a link anyway. The Surprise Saguaros have played two games since then and you didn’t miss much. Just one player from the Pirates saw action on Saturday, and three played on Monday. The league was off on Sunday and Surprise has off today. Here are the two brief game recaps.


Nick Gonzales was the only Pirates player to see action. Seven Pirates played in the previous game, with only Gonzales not seeing action. On Saturday, he went 1-for-4 with a single in the 6-0 loss. He played shortstop and batted lead-off.

Here’s the boxscore


Gonzales and Henry Davis both started the Halloween game. Gonzales was the DH and batting third. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He’s batting .250 with an .806 OPS this fall in 62 plate appearances. Davis went 1-for-4 with a single. He’s hitting .267 with an .861 OPS in 60 plate appearances. Colin Selby tossed the ninth inning and retired all three batters he faced, getting out of the inning on 11 pitches. He has a 2.25 ERA and eight strikeouts in eight innings.

Here’s the boxscore

Surprise is in first place with six games left in the season. They will play next on Wednesday night at 9:35 PM ET.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

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.

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