Banuelos & Heyer combine for six strong innings


Manny Banuelos, Austin Romine, and Brandon Laird were selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Showcase. It’s an All Star Game, but not based on AzFL performance. It’s the best prospects in the league all in one game. The game will be played this Saturday at 9pm ET and guess what? It’ll be broadcast on MLB Network. Neato.

AzFL Phoenix Desert Dogs (2-2 tie with Surprise in 11 innings) ewww ties … they probably ran out of pitchers
Brandon Laird, DH: 1 for 5, 1 RBI - four for his last 27 (.148)
Jose Pirela, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS – the walk was intentional
Manny Banuelos: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6-2 GB/FB – 25 of 40 pitches were strikes (62.5%) … Project Prospect’s Adam Foster tweeted a mini-scouting report
Craig Heyer: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-2 GB/FB – same deal as ManBan, 25 strikes in 40 pitches … creepy

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Gonzo says:

    Do you think the time between the minors to the AZFL has an effect on pichers?

  2. Joey - hughes#34 says:

    I keep seeing that the Arizona Fall League is a big hitters league but I’m not sure why.

    Are the parks smaller? Or are the hitters usually more advanced then the pitchers?


  3. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Is Manuelo just there for innings…not really airing it out…working on some opportunity areas, you know, getting some work in?

  4. Jake H says:

    I asked Adam if he was impressed with Manny. He said he wasn’t. It’s funny to hear scouts that talk to Law rave about a prospect one day and people aren’t impressed the next.

  5. art vandelay says:

    ran out of pitchers, was mattingly managing ?

    zing !

  6. Samuel says:

    The teams did not run out of pitchers.

    Games in the AFL are called after 11 innings as a league rule.

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.