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SD OF Renfroe, MIA RHP DeSclafani AZ Fall Lge Week 5 POTW

Surprise Saguaros OF Hunter Renfroe (Padres) and Salt River Rafters RHP Anthony DeSclafani (Marlins) are the Arizona Fall League's week five player and pitcher of the week, respectively.

Renfroe - MLB.com's No. 71 overall prospect and San Diego's No. 4 prospect posted two five-RBI games last week (November 3 at Glendale, November 8 vs. Mesa), an offensive explosion that included three home runs.

Surprise Saguaros OF Hunter Renfroe (Padres) and Salt River Rafters RHP Anthony DeSclafani (Marlins) are the Arizona Fall League's week five player and pitcher of the week, respectively.

Renfroe - MLB.com's No. 71 overall prospect and San Diego's No. 4 prospect posted two five-RBI games last week (November 3 at Glendale, November 8 vs. Mesa), an offensive explosion that included three home runs.

For the week, the 6-0, 200-pound outfielder hit .333 with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 3 homers, 11 RBI, 1 walk and 18 total bases in five games.

Renfroe's three homers included a flair for the dramatic - a three-run inside-the-park round-tripper, grand slam, and solo blast.

His three home runs, 11 RBI and .857 slugging percentage led the AFL last week.

The Padres' first-round 2013 draft choice (13th overall) entered the final week of Fall League play among the league leaders in most key offensive categories. He ranked first in extra-base hits (13), second in RBI (19), total bases (47), and home runs (5-tie), and third in home-run ratio (1:17 at-bats) and slugging percentage (.563).

A native of Crystal Springs, MS, the former Mississippi State Bulldog owns a .268 batting average over two professional seasons covering four stops (Single-A and Double-A) with 27 homers and 100 RBI in 172 games.

Other Nominees for Player of the Week - Mesa IF Jon Berti (Blue Jays), Peoria 1B Patrick Leonard (Rays), Salt River C Peter O'Brien (D-backs) and Peoria C Justin O'Conner (Rays).

DeSclafani - The Marlins' right-hander notched a spotless 0.00 ERA last week in two starts covering 10 innings without a decision. He struck out seven with only one walk while allowing six hits and no runs and finishing with a 0.70 WHIP. His 10 innings pitched and seven strikeouts led the league.

In his first six AFL starts, DeSclafani was 1-0s with a 2.67 ERA. Through five weeks, the 6-1, 190-pound Freehold, NJ product led the AFL in innings pitched (27) and ranked second in strikeouts (24), walks per nine innings (1.33), and fewest baserunners per nine innings (9.67).

A sixth-round Miami draft choice (199th overall) in 2011 out of the University of Florida, DeSclafani sports a 26-16 record and 3.23 ERA in 73 games (65 starts) over three minor league seasons. He won his major-league debut vs. the Dodgers on May 14 this season, the first of 13 appearances (5 starts) when he posted a 2-2 record and 6.27 ERA.

Other Nominees for Pitcher of the Week - Peoria RHP Miguel Almonte (Royals), Salt River RHP Mark Appel (Astros), Mesa LHP Nate Smith (Angels) and Glendale LHP Wei-Chung Wang (Brewers).

Arizona Fall League - Known throughout professional baseball as a finishing school for Major League Baseball's elite prospects, the Arizona Fall League is a six-team league owned and operated by MLB. It plays six days per week (Monday-Saturday) at five spring-training stadiums in the Phoenix metropolitan area - Camelback Ranch- Glendale (Glendale Desert Dogs), Cubs Park (Mesa Solar Sox), Salt River Fields (Salt River Rafters), Scottsdale Stadium (Scottsdale Scorpions) and Surprise Stadium (Peoria Javelinas and defending champion Surprise Saguaros).