Pirates Hope for 2012, Scouting Jamie Moyer, AFL Notes


Jamie Moyer pitched for some scouts the other day.  Moyer is 49-years old.  He is another fine example why your toddler should be throwing left handed.  Go ahead tie his hand behind his back.  I won’t tell.

But heh, I can’t blame the Pittsburgh Pirates scout for wanting to see this freak of nature.  If I was in that area, I would have went to check it out as well.

The article from Ken Rosenthal mentions Moyer having a non-profit that is headquarted in the state of Washington, making Seattle a possible destination for the left handers services.  Or perhaps a more pitching friendly park on the left coast like San Diego.


In Arizona Fall League action, Jarek Cunningham got a single and a double while driving in a run.  The Pirates infielder now has 70 at-bats and is rocking a rather poor hitting line.  Let’s trust this solid game brings him out of his dip.

Cunningham was the only Pirates hitting prospect who played yesterday.  He went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Cunningham now has a .243/.300/.457 line on the season.

Pirates pitcher Jeff Inman blew the save for the Solar Sox, but did get the win as the team came back to win the game in the bottom of the ninth.

Nathan Baker had his worst outing in the AFL when he came into the game in the sixth inning.  He was awful all the way around in his one inning of work.  Baker allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and a strikeout.

Michael Colla was also awful after taking over for Baker.  He allowed two runs and walked three batters while giving up a hit in his 1.1 inning of work.

All in all another shitty day for pitching in the Arizona Fall League, but this time it was three Bucco prospects taking their lumps.  I hate when that happens.  Maybe this Moyer guy isn’t a bad option after all?