Arizona Fall League Concludes; Salt River and Peoria Headed to Championship Game
The regular season for the Arizona Fall League came to a conclusion on Thursday as the Peoria Javelinas clinched their division Thursday with a win over Scottsdale. The Arizona Fall League Championship game will be played this Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium. The Javelinas will go up against the Salt River Rafters who clinched their Eastern division.
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Salt River Rafters
Mesa Solar Sox
Arizona Fall League West
Phoenix Desert Dogs
# Clinched Division
The AFL Chamipionship game will be held this Saturday.
The Mesa Solar Sox, which included Dodger prospects, finished in third place with a 10-20-2 record. They lost four games in a row to end the season on a sour note.
Eric Eadington, a left-handed pitcher, pitched 12 1/3 innings and finished with a 5.11 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 8 walks.
Onelki Garcia, the Cuban lefty, only pitched in two games. In his 4 innings of work, he had a 2.25 ERA with 2 Ks and 2 BBs and allowed 1 earned run.
Red Patterson, a big right-hander, pitched 11 2/3 innings in relief, and finished with a 1-1 record and 5.40 ERA. He struck out 4 batters and walked 4.
Chris Reed, a southpaw, pitched 10 innings of relief work, and had a 1-0 record with a 7.20 ERA. He struck out 12 and walked 7.
Andres Santiago, a righty from Puerto Rico, started 4 games for the Mesa Solar Sox, and finished with a 1-2 record and 6.86 ERA over 19 2/3 innings. He struck out 18 and walked 12.
Gorman Erickson, a catching prospect, played in 14 games and hit .268 in 41 at bats. He collected 11 hits including 3 doubles.
Rafael Ynoa, a second baseman, played well this fall. He hit .330 in 97 at bats, and he collected 32 hits including 4 doubles, 4 triples, and 2 homeruns. He had 20 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. This promising showing from the infielder is good for the Dodgers who are lacking in infield depth in the farm system. We will keep our eye on Ynoa this upcoming season.
Joc Pederson, the left-handed hitting outfield prospect struggled this fall in Arizona. In his 53 at bats, he only hit .096 with just 5 hits.
Although the Arizona Fall League is a short sprint, it is one of the more exciting off season leagues. Although the Mesa Solar Sox were quite unsuccessful in their season, Rafael Ynoa’s standout performance will cause us to stop to watch for him in the future. Mark Ellis is signed through 2013 with a $5.75 million team option for 2014. The Dodgers will be needing to look at their second base depth if they don’t intend on retaining Ellis.
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