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Tuesday's top 10 Arizona Fall League performers

October 2, 2019

Here are the top 10 performers from Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Arizona Fall League. • AFL scoreboard | rosters | video

Here are the top 10 performers from Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Arizona Fall League.

AFL scoreboard | rosters | video

AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
AL Central CLE, CWS, DETKC, MIN
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WSH
NL Central CHC, CIN, MIL, PIT, STL
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
Team-by-team AFL results

Jarred Kelenic, OF, Mariners No. 1; Penn Murfee, RHP
Making his AFL debut, Kelenic (MLB No. 13) hit a single and scored a run from the leadoff spot in Peoria’s win over Surprise. The 20-year-old outfielder was sidelined for the first two weeks of the Fall League after having his wisdom teeth removed. More »

Murfee dominated in his third AFL start for Peoria as he racked up seven strikeouts in four scoreless innings. The 25-year-old right-hander, a 33rd-round pick in the 2018 Draft, allowed two hits and one walk and threw 42 of 60 pitches for strikes. It was Murfee's second straight scoreless four-inning start, and, overall, he owns a 0.90 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 10 innings this fall.

Ryan Castellani, RHP, and Roberto Ramos, 1B, Rockies Nos. 15 and 28
Castellani has yet to surrender an earned run in the Fall League after throwing four solid innings for Salt River on Tuesday. The Rockies’ No. 15 prospect, a second-round pick from the 2014 Draft, gave up an unearned run, but was otherwise brilliant as he cruised through four innings. Castellani, who threw 40 of his 60 pitches for strikes, retired the first eight batters he faced and was perfect until Jalen Miller (Giants) reach on an error. The next batter tripled, but that was the extent of the damage. Castellani retired three of the next four batters he faced and finished his outing with four strikeouts.

Ramos hit his first homer of the AFL, a two-run blast out to right field in the sixth inning. The homer had an exit velocity of 102.2 mph and traveled 412 feet.

Anthony Castro, RHP, Tigers No. 20
Castro tossed four scoreless innings in his third AFL appearance, yielding just one hit and two walks while striking out four. The Tigers' pitching prospect did not allow a runner past second base during his stint. Through 9 1/3 innings with the Solar Sox, Castro has compiled 11 strikeouts.

Tristan Beck, RHP, Giants No. 18
Beck gave up four runs (three earned) over 2 2/3 innings in his last start, but bounced back well on Tuesday. The right-hander, a Stanford product, fired four scoreless innings, struck out three and gave up just two hits. Beck did get some help from his defense in the first inning as Joey Bart caught a runner stealing and Kevin Smith (Blue Jays) made a nice play to retire a runner at third, but eventually settled in and threw 30 of his 46 pitches for strikes. He also retired the final eight batters he faced.

Nolan Jones, 3B, Indians No. 1
Jones (MLB No. 37) served as the designated hitter and slugged a three-run home run in the third, his first in the AFL. Despite the power display, the Indians’ top prospect struck out in his other three at-bats.

Greg Deichmann, OF, A's No. 17
Deichmann's incredible Fall League campaign continued Tuesday as the A’s No. 17 prospect picked up a pair of hits in five at-bats, scoring a run and hitting his second double of the fall. He’s currently on a six-game hitting streak, a span during which he has four homers, seven runs scored and 11 RBIs. Deichmann played a career-high 80 games this season for Double-A Midland, hitting 11 home runs and picking up 10 doubles while batting .219.

Jo Adell, OF, Angels No. 1
Adell (MLB No. 5) is clearly over his slump to begin the Fall League season, as he picked up a pair of hits and a walk as the leadoff hitter for Mesa on Tuesday. He’s raised his batting average for the fall to .267 thanks to a five-game hitting streak, a span during which he’s scored eight runs. The double was his fourth of the AFL campaign after hitting 27 in 76 games in the Minors this year. More »

Nick Banks, OF, Nationals
Banks hit his first AFL homer, an eighth-inning solo shot, and was the lone Surprise player to record multiple hits as he finished 2-for-4.