Aaron Pribanic was acquired in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell deal. Pribanic was a third round pick in the 2008 draft out of Nebraska. Pribanic was a stud for Bradenton including a stretch of games when he allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of 10 starts. Read about Pribanic’s Florida State League postseason debut here.
Pribanic has continued to pitch well for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. In his second appearance, the 6’4″ Pribanic pitched two more innings without allowing an earned run. He gave up no hits and walked one in the fourth and fifth innings.
Pribanic faced the six, seven, and eight hitters in his 1-2-3 fourth. He recorded a fly out and a ground out to SS Jordy Mercer before getting Mariners prospect Nate Tenbrink (career .930 OPS) to ground out. It was the only out Tenbrink made in the game.
In the fifth inning, Pribanic got the nine hitter to fly out before walking leadoff hitter JB Shuck a prospect in the Astros organization. Pribanic was able to get Indians 2B prospect Cord Phelps to fly out and with Ryan Lavarnaway batting, catcher Tony Sanchez threw out Shuck who tried to steal second.
The Solar Sox failed to collect timely hits and lost in extra innings. The Bucs hitters did little to help the Sox. Pirates prospects Josh Harrison, Tony Sanchez and Jordy Mercer went 1-for-11 at the plate.
Harrison is batting just .111 after going 0-for-3 yesterday, but he did have a sacrifice fly to score Sanchez. Mercer was back at short and had another fielding error. He struck out twice. Sanchez got the one hit for the young Bucs prospects and finished the game with a 1-for-4 line.
Sanchez player page:
Sanchez has a new post up on his blog.
Mesa plays Peo again today.