Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Saturday:• Gameday: Scottsdale 5, Glendale 3 | Peoria 7, Surprise 4 | Mesa 7, Salt River 2AL EastBlue Jays (Surprise)Blue Jays No. 22 prospect Santiago Espinal went 0-for-4 with a walk and a
Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Saturday:
• Gameday: Scottsdale 5, Glendale 3 | Peoria 7, Surprise 4 | Mesa 7, Salt River 2
Blue Jays (Surprise)
Blue Jays No. 22 prospect Santiago Espinal went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (No. 1 overall) was out of the lineup and had the day off. Shawn Morimando got the start for the Saguaros and took the loss, falling to 0-2 in the Fall League. Morimando allowed two earned runs in four innings, giving up three hits, walking two and striking out three.
Jay Flaa and Tyler Erwin each pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Flaa allowed two hits, while Erwin worked a 1-2-3 inning and notched a strikeout. Martin Cervenka started at catcher and went 0-for-3.
Matt Krook got the start for the Javelinas and allowed one earned run in two innings. The left-hander gave up two hits, walked three and struck out four. Right-hander Brandon Lawson followed Krook and pitched three innings of scoreless relief, notching the win and improving to 2-1 in the AFL. Lawson allowed one hit and struck out two. Phoenix Sanders pitched two innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out three.
Red Sox (Mesa)
Red Sox No. 9 prospect Mike Shawaryn walked one and threw 13 of his 22 pitches for strikes across two scoreless frames to open the game. Josh Ockimey (No. 10), meanwhile, provided the offense as he went 1-for-3 with a two-run double. Esteban Quiroz was 0-for-1 at the plate, but drew a trio of walks. More >>
Kyle Zurak pitched a perfect inning of relief, posting his second straight scoreless outing to lower his Fall League ERA to 14.09. Steven Sensley went 1-for-3 with a single and two strikeouts.
Indians No. 6 prospect Yu Chang hit his fourth home run of the Fall League season, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Chang raised his AFL average to .346. Connor Marabell went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jared Robinson pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out one.
Royals No. 2 prospect Khalil Lee went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
Daniel Woodrow boosted his AFL average to .370 with a 3-for-4 performance, while Daniel Pinero went 1-for-4 at the plate.
Twins (Salt River)
Twins No. 16 prospect Travis Blankenhorn went 0-for-3, but also made a nice diving catch out in left field.
White Sox (Glendale)
It was a quiet day for White Sox prospects as Luis Robert (Chicago's No. 4), Luis Alexander Basabe (No. 9) and Laz Rivera (No. 28) combined to go 0-for-11 with each striking out once. Rivera, who started at shortstop, also committed his second error of the AFL season.
Skye Bolt, the Athletics' No. 30 prospect, and Luis Barrera each contributed to Mesa's win. Bolt went 1-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored, while Barrera went 2-for-5 and also drove in a run. Jake Bray walked a pair, but worked his way out of the jam and didn't give up a run in his lone inning on the mound. Angel Duno also threw a scoreless frame for Mesa, yielding just one hit.
Daniel Procopio, Brett Hanewich and Ryan Clark threw the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, yielding a total of two runs (one earned). Hanewich gave up one run on one hit, while Procopio walked two and was charged with an unearned run.
Astros No. 21 prospect Abraham Toro hit his second homer of the Fall League season while going 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot. Toro drove in two runs and scored a pair. Ronnie Dawson batted cleanup and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. More »
Chris Mariscal went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and a strikeout, while Mariners No. 20 prospect Ian Miller went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run scored. Matt Walker gave up two earned runs in an inning of relief, allowing three hits, including a home run, and striking out one.
Yanio Perez and Charles Leblanc combined to go 0-for-8 with three strikeouts, but Perez reached once via walk. Demarcus Evans pitched a hitless inning of relief, walking two and striking out one.
Izzy Wilson belted his second home run of the Fall League season, going 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a walk. Braxton Davidson raised his AFL average to .255 with a 2-for-4 performance, as he doubled, walked and drove in two runs. Ray-Patrick Didder went 0-for-5 with a strikeout.
Marlins (Salt River)
Marlins No. 12 prospect Brian Miller went 0-for-4 at the plate, while Bryson Brigman (No. 27) went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Darick Hall led Phillies prospects with a pair of hits, going 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Austin Listi went 1-for-4 with an RBI, while Luke Williams also went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Phillies No. 11 prospect Arquimedes Gamboa went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Nationals (Salt River)
Nationals No. 2 prospect Carter Kieboom went 1-for-5 and is hitting .284 in the AFL. Tres Barrera (No. 15) went 0-for-4. Jordan Mills and Taylor Guilbeau combined to throw three scoreless innings. Mills threw two innings and struck out three.
Mets No. 2 prospect Peter Alonso went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, lowering his AFL average to .221. Matt Blackham pitched two innings of relief, allowing one earned run on one hit with three strikeouts.
Brewers No. 1 prospect Keston Hiura (No. 30 overall) continued his impressive Fall League campaign by going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. Weston Wilson went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles, an RBI and two runs scored, while Trent Grisham (Milwaukee's No. 19) went 0-for-5 from the bottom of the order. Jon Olczak pitched an inning of relief, allowing one earned run on one hit and one walk.
Andy Young went 1-for-4 with a single from the bottom of the Saguaros' lineup. Cardinals No. 30 prospect Connor Jones pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and striking out two. Will Latcham tossed a scoreless frame in relief, allowing one hit and striking out one.
Cubs No. 6 prospect Nico Hoerner and Trent Giambrone (No. 29) jump-started the Mesa offense as Hoerner tripled in the first and scored on Giambrone's RBI groundout. Hoerner finished 1-for-5, but Giambrone collected a trio of hits in the later innings and concluded his evening 3-for-5. Bailey Clark also threw well in relief as he put up a pair of zeros. Clark did give up four hits and issue a walk, but managed to keep runs off the board, reducing his AFL ERA to 2.45. P.J. Higgins went 0-for-4.
Pirates No. 5 prospect Cole Tucker stayed hot, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Will Craig (No. 16) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Bryan Reynolds (No. 8) went 0-for-4 with a walk. Blake Weiman and Geoff Hartlieb both had rough relief appearances. Weiman allowed two earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, giving up two hits and walking two. Hartlieb gave up three earned runs in an inning, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out two.
Reds No. 2 prospect Taylor Trammell went 1-for-4 with a single. Austin Orewiler got the start for the Scorpions and notched his first Fall League win. Orewiler allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in five innings, walking one and striking out six.
D-backs (Salt River)
D-backs No. 3 prospect Jazz Chisholm had a quiet day at the plate, finishing just 1-for-4, but impressed with a few nice defensive plays. Bo Takahashi got the start for the Rafters, but struggled and was unable to get through three innings and gave up three runs on three hits in 2 2/3 frames. Tyler Mark didn't fare any better, giving up three runs in two-thirds of an inning. Kevin Ginkel was the most successful of the D-backs' pitchers as he gave up one hit and spun a scoreless frame. Playing for Surprise, Renae Martinez started at catcher and went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk. Martinez's two-run homer was his second long ball of the AFL season.
Dodgers No. 20 prospect Errol Robinson and Cody Thomas combined to go 0-for-6 with five strikeouts, but Thomas reached base once via a walk. Ben Holmes started for the Desert Dogs and fell to 1-2 in the Fall League, allowing five earned runs in three innings. Holmes gave up six hits, walked three and struck out one. Nolan Long pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out two.
Matt Winn went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. It was Winn's first three-bagger of the Fall League. Chase Johnson pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out one. Sam Wolff worked a perfect ninth to record his second save of the AFL season. Wolff hasn't allowed a run in nine innings pitched in the Fall League.
Padres No. 25 prospect Austin Allen batted cleanup and went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, two walks and a run scored. Allen had a two-run single and raised his Fall League average to .245.
Rockies (Salt River)
Rockies No. 11 prospect Tyler Nevin is hitting .420 in the Fall League after his 2-for-3 performance. Josh Fuentes also picked up a hit and is batting .307 after going 1-for-4. Sam Hilliard (No. 9) went 0-for-3, but worked a pair of walks. Justin Lawrence (No. 17) and Mitch Horacek each pitched in relief. Horacek gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning while Lawrence spun a scoreless ninth.