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Minor League Ball Gameday, November 11th

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News and notes from the desert in the last week of the Arizona Fall League.

Current AFL batting leader Henry Urrutia.
Current AFL batting leader Henry Urrutia.
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Good afternoon baseball fans. We've hit the home stretch if you will for the Arizona Fall League. The Championship game is slated five days from today. Mesa, Salt River and Surprise are all battling for the best record. Now lets get on with the show.

League Standings

TEAM WIN LOSS TIE GB
AFL EAST
Mesa Solar Sox 15 11 1 -
Salt River Rafters 15 12 0.5
Scottsdale Scorpions 10 17 5.5
AFL WEST
Surprise Saguaros 16 10 1 -
Glendale Desert Dogs 13 12 2 2.5
Peoria Javelinas 10 17 6.5

Probable Starters

Mesa @ "Peoria" - 2:35 PM EST

Mesa - RHP Dallas Beeler (3-1, 16.2 IP, 19 H, 13 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 2.25 GO/FO)

Peoria - RHP Johnny Barbato (0-2, 10 IP, 12 H, 7 R/ER, 5 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 0.50 GO/FO)

Salt River @ Glendale - 2:35 PM EST

Salt River - RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-0, 22.2 IP, 20 H, 10 R/ER, 7 BB, 17 K, 2 HR, 2.75 GO/FO)

Glendale - RHP Stephen McCray (2-1, 17 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 8 BB, 8 K, 3 HR, 1.53 GO/FO)

Surprise @ Scottsdale - 2:35 PM EST

Surprise - LHP Will Lamb (0-1, 15.2 IP, 26 H, 20 R, 17 ER, 15 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 0.67 GO/FO)

Scottsdale - RHP Hansel Robles (0-1, 15 IP, 13 H, 4 R/ER, 4 BB, 15 K, 0 HR, 0.26 GO/FO)

Links

****Baseball Prospectus ran down the Top 10 Prospects in the Texas Rangers organization.

****Baseball America did the same for the Chicago Cubs. Detailed scouting reports and a chat with John Manuel are linked to behind the paywall.

****The Internet Baseball Awards announced their AL and NL Rookies of the Year.

****Bill Mitchell profiled Marcus Semien and how he's continued his break out campaign out in the AFL.

****Joe Mauer has officially vacated behind the plate for the Twins with Josmil Pinto the leading candidate to start there.

****The Los Angeles Dodgers Organization All Stars were unvieled by MiLB.com.

****Craig Durham took a look at a pair of Rockies farm hands who are Down Under for the winter playing ball.