Wednesday's top 10 Arizona Fall League performers

October 17th, 2019

Here are the top 10 performers from Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Arizona Fall League.

Victor Castaneda, RHP, Brewers
Castaneda, who garnered Pitcher of the Week honors during the AFL’s opening week, was very sharp on Wednesday night. The right-hander tossed five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out six. Working very quickly and efficiently (76 pitchers through five), Castaneda mixed all of his pitches well and kept Surprise off-balance all night. His ERA is now down to 1.93 with 22 K’s in 18 2/3 innings. He’s given up just 11 hits and three walks (0.75 WHIP).

Geraldo Perdomo, SS, D-backs' No. 7 and Seth Beer, 1B/OF, D-backs' No. 4
Perdomo deposited the third pitch of the game over the wall in right center field for his first AFL home run and finished 1-for-4 from the leadoff spot. With a .313 average and .824 OPS through 17 games, the 19-year-old shortstop has been anything but overmatched against advanced competition this fall. Beer scored a run and reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. More »

Royce Lewis, SS, Twins No. 1
A day removed from having his 12-game hitting streak snapped, Lewis started a new one by going 2-for-4 with his eighth Fall League double in Salt River’s win over Peoria. He also picked up his fourth stolen base. The multihit performance pushed former No. 1 overall pick’s (2017) average up to .379, one of the top marks in the AFL.

Victor Victor Mesa, OF, Marlins No. 13
Mesa provided Salt River with a key insurance run via an eighth-inning RBI double, his third in the AFL. The Marlins’ No. 13 prospect finished 2-for-4 and has now hit safely in three straight games.

Omar Estevez, SS, Dodgers No. 15
Estevez went 2-for-4 hitting in the three-hole and drove in three runs. He drove in the Desert Dogs’ first run of the game with a single in the first, then capped off the scoring with a two-run base hit in the eighth.

Alec Bohm, 1B/3B, Phillies No. 1
Bohm helped the Scorpions’ offense get rolling in Wednesday’s win, lacing an RBI double down the left-field line at 108.8 mph off the bat in the fourth. Philadelphia’s No. 1 prospect went 1-for-3 while playing first base and raised his OPS in the AFL to .927.

Jarren Duran, OF, Red Sox No. 4
Duran hit his fourth double of the fall in his two-hit day, raising his average to .262. The outfield prospect also drove in a run for Peoria in the bottom of the third.

Brandon Wagner, 1B, Yankees
Wagner went 2-for-4 and increased his Fall League-leading RBI total to 21 with a two-run double in the sixth inning for Surprise. He improved his average to .236 with the multihit performance, his first since Sept. 29. During the Minor League season, Wagner drove in 39 in 119 games between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Cole Freeman, OF, Nationals No. 26
Freeman was a catalyst from the bottom of Surprise’s lineup as he turned in perhaps his best offensive performance of the fall, going 2-for-4 with runs scored and an RBI double, his first in the Fall League. The Nationals’ No. 26 prospect has recorded two hits in back-to-back games.