The Arizona Fall League kicked off it’s two month (or so) long season today, and as usual the Yanks sent a bunch of prospects. It’s an extreme hitter’s league, so don’t get too excited by great offensive lines or discouraged by poor pitching lines. Anyway, the updates will appear every night around this time, kinda like … DotF!
AzFL Surprise (17-4 win over the Peoria Javelinas) Mike Dunn is the only Yanks farmhand on the Surprise roster that didn’t get into the game
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – caught six innings before being replaced
Brandon Laird: 4 for 6, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 3 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – that’s his first three hit game since July 20th
Ian Kennedy: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 5-3 GB/FB – 37 of 53 pitches were strikes (69.8%) … I should also mention that starters are capped at 5 innings in the Fall League … oh, and AzFL FX!
Zack Kroenke: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – just 12 of 25 pitches were strikes (48%)
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-3 GB/FB - 13 of 18 pitches were strikes (72.2%)
Both the Mexican Pacific League and Venezuelan Winter League started their seasons last week, but because those stats are a bitch to get to, I only update them once a week, on Sundays. Here’s the winter ball assignments we know of:
Mexican Pacific League
Naranjeros de Hermosillo: RHP Danny Gil, IF Walt Ibarra
Venezuelan Winter League
Aguilas de Zulia: RHP Josh Schmidt, IF Luis Nunez
Cardenales de Lara: IF Carlos Mendoza, OF Edwar Gonzalez
Caribes de Anzoategui: LHP Juan Marcano, C Jose Gil, IF Emerson Landoni, OF Eduardo Sosa
Leones del Caracas: RHP Romulo Sanchez
Navegantes del Magallanes: C Jesus Montero, IF Reegie Corona, IF Marcos Vechionacci
We’re still waiting for Dominican Winter League and Puerto Rican League rosters. The DWL season is supposed to start Friday, so we should get rosters pretty soon. The PRL doesn’t start until November.