Young hitters keep hitting and Peoria wins again. Good morning everyone and welcome to the Arizona Fall League Morning Roundup for Sunday, November 11.
Let’s take a look at how it went down Saturday in Arizona.
Scottsdale 5, Glendale 3
The Cleveland Indians Yu Chang remained scorching hot. The third baseman slugged his fourth home run and drove in two of the three Glendale runs to raise his average to .346. Our own Asher Feltman took a look at Chang the other day in this report, calling him a sleeper to watch. I saw him a few years back in New Hampshire myself and liked what I saw then.
Abraham Toro led the way for the Scorpions smashing a home run and driving in two himself. Mets slugger Peter Alonso went 0-for-4 but stole his fourth base of the fall. His big league debut is as close as anyone.
Peoria 7, Surprise 4
Peoria is rolling with an AFL best 18 wins. The Brewers Keston Hiura continued his MVP bid, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Two young Atlanta Braves chipped into the cause. Braxton Davidson continues to be mind-boggling, looking like the player many thought he once was. He had two more hits and two more RBI last night. Izzy Wilson went yard with his second home run. Though the toolsy outfielder has struggled this fall, he has three hits in his last two games, all of which are extra bases (one triple, two home runs). This is the exciting prospect many of us that have followed the Braves system have seen before. Hopefully he is on the way back.
Mesa 7, Salt River 2
Trent Giambrone led the way for the Solar Sox. The Cubs infield prospect went 3-for-5 yesterday, raising his AFL batting average to .405, while swiping a couple of bases. Nico Hoerner, quickly becoming a favorite in the desert, had another hit as well, raising his average to .329.
Tyler Nevin had another big night for the Rafters, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. The Diamondbacks Jazz Chisholm stayed hot as well, now recording at least one hit in each of his last ten games.
Did you miss it?
Our own Jason Kinander took a look at Luis Robert and his big fall in the desert yesterday at Minor League Ball. He went 0-for yesterday, but there is no denying he is a special talent.