Wednesday night three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects were in the lineup for the Surprise Saguaros, and each had a big game at the plate
The Arizona Fall League schedule is starting to rev up and get into full swing. With that, the Surprise Saguaros, a team that features multiple Pittsburgh Pirates prospects, have now played three games.
Wednesday night the Saguaros defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs by a score of 6-5. With the win, the Saguaros are off to a 3-1 start in the Arizona Fall League. While no Pirate pitching prospects took the mound on Wednesday night, there were three Pirate position player prospects who were in the lineup.
Nick Gonzales started at shortstop for the Saguaros. The top 10 pick from the 2020 draft has a big AFL season ahead of him after missing a big chunk of the 2022 season due to a foot injury. In his second start of the AFL season, Gonzales was 2-for-4 with a run scored and his 1st triple of the AFL season.
For the second time in three games Henry Davis, the no.1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, was behind the dish for the Saguaros. Davis was 1-for-3 with his 2nd double of the season, two RBI and a stolen base.
Like Gonzales, Davis has an important AFL season ahead of him after missing big chunks of 2022 due to injury. If Davis gets through the AFL season healthy and puts together strong at-bats, he’ll put him in position to be one the doorstep of the major leagues when the 2023 season begins.
The third Pittsburgh Pirates prospect that was in the lineup for the Saguaros on Wednesday night was Blake Sabol who served as the team’s designated hitter. Sabol went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a RBI.
The Saguaros will return to action on Thursday evening. They will travel to Scottsdale to play the Salt River Rafters. Continue to check back here at Rum Bunter for updates and stats throughout the Arizona Fall League season.