Friday, November 18, 2016

Down on the Farm: Arizona Fall League Summary

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up yesterday, well, except for the championship game tomorrow, but the Scottsdale Scorpions are not playing in that one, so all of the Giants prospects who participated are done.  The two Giants prospects who probably helped themselves the most in this year's AFL were Ryder Jones and Chris Stratton who both had solid fall campaigns.  Here is a complete list of Giants prospect stat lines for the AFL with some comments:

Ryder Jones- .302/.380/.429, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 BB, 16 K, 63 AB.  Jones just keeps working his way up the ladder.  Very nice effort in the AFL coming on the heels of a 15 HR season in Richmond.  Will it be enough to get him to Sacramento to start 2017?

Hunter Cole- .235/.316/.338, 2B, 2 HR, 8 BB, 17 K, 68 AB.  Cole started off hot, but cooled off in later in the fall campaign.

Aramis Garcia- .191/.304/.277, 2B, HR, 5 BB, 17 K, 47 AB.  Not a good line, but Garcia needed AB's and reps behind the plate after missing a big chunk of 2016 with fractured facial bones suffered in a face vs knee collision on a slide into 2B.

Chris Stratton- 2-2, 3.12, 26 IP, 5 BB, 21 K.  Stratton gave up 5 of a total of 9 ER in his 3'rd start over 3 IP.  In his other 5 starts, he allowed just 4 ER in 23 IP.  He pitched 5 shutout innings in his final start. He'll probably start the season back in Sacramento, but should be in the mix for a callup if needed.  Or, he could have hit another team's radar as a trade target?

Tyler Mizenko- 1-1, 7.20, 10 IP, 5 BB, 6 K's.  Mizenko is a sinkerballer who lives and dies by the groundball.  The desert is not kind to groundball pitchers!

Tyler Rogers- 0-1, 6.23, 9.1 IP, 2 BB, 9 K, GO/AO= 2.00.  The submarining Rogers had a 0.00 ERA in 7.1 IP, until his last two appearances in which he gave up 7 R, 6 ER in 2 IP.  He did not get anyone out in his final appearance.  Fatigue?

Rodolfo Martinez- 0-0, 27.00, 3 IP, 6 BB, 2 K's.  Eyewitness reports have Rodolfo's FB velocity way down.  Gotta wonder if he's hiding an injury?

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