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Yanks' Florial finds rhythm in Fall League

NY's No. 2 prospect notches pair of base knocks, including RBI triple
October 22, 2018

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Estevan Florial was 1-for-23 entering Monday's Arizona Fall League Game between the Glendale Desert Dogs and the Peoria Javelinas.MLB Pipeline's No. 2 Yankees prospect and No. 45 overall went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 6-2 win for Glendale -- an effort which

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Estevan Florial was 1-for-23 entering Monday's Arizona Fall League Game between the Glendale Desert Dogs and the Peoria Javelinas.
MLB Pipeline's No. 2 Yankees prospect and No. 45 overall went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 6-2 win for Glendale -- an effort which Florial hopes turns things around.
"It feels very good, especially in the past couple of games I was in a little struggle," Florial said. "It's something I have to figure out, but I feel pretty good."
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Glendale jumped all over Peoria, which entered Monday's game as the divisional leader. After trailing 1-0 after one inning, the Desert Dogs scored three runs in the second inning behind an error and a two-run double from Orioles No. 12 prospect Ryan McKenna.
Florial added to Glendale's lead in the third inning with an RBI triple to center field, showcasing his 70-grade run tool according to MLB Pipeline.
It was his first triple and extra base hit of the Fall League.
"It's going well. Right now, I'm struggling a little bit, but I'm having fun right now," Florial said.
Florial played the majority of last season in Class A Advanced Tampa, batting .255 with three home runs, 27 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.
This is Florial's second Fall League campaign after he played 19 games sporting a .286 batting average, four RBIs and 10 walks last season. The outfielder hopes to improve his all-around game during the remaining time in Arizona.
"I think all of them -- defensively, offensively, baserunning," Florial said. "There's a lot of things I have to get better on."
The Desert Dogs picked up their second win of the season behind a six-strikeout performance from Dodgers prospect Ben Holmes. 
"It feels good to win, absolutely," Florial said.

Sam Ficarro is a senior journalism student at Arizona State University. This story is part of a partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.