2019 AFL Recap: Pirates Prospects in Peoria

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com The Arizona Fall League concluded last week after the Salt River Rafters bettered the Surprise Saguaros in the league’s championship game. Seven members of the 2019 Altoona Curve represented the Pittsburgh Pirates and played next to prospects from the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners that comprised … More 2019 AFL Recap: Pirates Prospects in Peoria

Alums Craig, Hayes win MiLB Gold Gloves

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Two former Altoona Curve infielders, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Will Craig, were chosen as 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winners on Monday by Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. Hayes (32nd overall in 2015) and Craig (22nd overall in 2016), both former first-round draft selections by the Pirates, spent the … More Alums Craig, Hayes win MiLB Gold Gloves

Jared Oliva: Fall Stars Game “the cherry on top”

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com A few days before Jared Oliva was named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game, he stated that the opportunity would be “the cherry on top” to his experience in the desert. Let’s just take a step back to analyze his 2019 resume: First Double-A season. Check. All-League performer. Check. Arizona … More Jared Oliva: Fall Stars Game “the cherry on top”

The 2019 Arizona Fall League is underway

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com The first weekend of games in the Arizona Fall League are in the books with Monday, September 23 serving as the league’s first day off. The AFL is a six-week showcase of baseball’s future stars divided among six squads. Seven members of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system are competing for … More The 2019 Arizona Fall League is underway

Paniagua’s playing, life experiences translating to success as coach

By Michael Marcantonini AltoonaCurve.com CURVE, Pa. — First-year Altoona Curve assistant coach Salvador Paniagua sits in the first base dugout and reminisces about the day he signed his first professional contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2001. He remembers what it was like to leave home, to be thrown into a new culture with … More Paniagua’s playing, life experiences translating to success as coach