KLaw has some interesting nuggets from his recent tripout to Arizona, including this on Austin Romine:
He has plenty of arm and his receiving was adequate, but I’m not sure about the bat. His swing works fine, but he has a big stride and a pretty healthy leak, getting his weight on his front foot early and closing his stance late, so his balance isn’t great and he doesn’t get as much power into contact as he could. He’s still just 20 years old and was young for his level this year, but he has some work to do as a hitter before we can talk about him as successor to Jorge Posada.
Anyway, on the the game…
AzFL Surprise (10-9 win over Peoria Saguaros)
Colin Curtis: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Brandon Laird: 0 for 5 – 2 for his last 18 after a 9 for 11 start
Still no Puerto Rican League rosters.