Arizona Fall League update
While everyone was vested in the Cardinals’ postseason run, out West, the Arizona Fall League quietly kicked off in mid-October. The AFL, which features several of baseball’s top prospects, will continue through Nov. 15. The championship game will be played on Nov. 17.
The Cardinals’ AFL participants are a part of the Surprise Saguaros club, which entered the day 10-7 and only a half game out of first place in the AFL West division.
Here’s a rundown of how the eight Cardinals minor league players are faring in AFL play so far:
- RHP Seth Blair: 4 GS, 2-0, 13.1 IP, 11 H, 1 ER, 8 BB, 18 K
- LHP Sam Freeman: 7 G, 0-0, 7 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
- LHP Kevin Siegrist: 3 G (2 GS), 1-1, 8 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
- RHP Boone Whiting: 4 GS, 2-1, 13.1 IP, 14 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 14 K
- C Cody Stanley: 6 G, .222 BA, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .250 OBP
- INF Colin Walsh: 8 G, .219 BA, 6 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, .324 OBP
- INF Kolten Wong: 12 G, .346 BA, 8 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 2 SB, .358 OBP
- OF Mike O’Neill: 9 G, .333 BA, 6 R, 1 2B, 5 RBI, 2 SB, .442 OBP
* Blair, who missed most of the 2o12 season due to injury, was the subject of an MLB.com story this week. To read more about the success he’s having in the AFL, go here.
** Walsh is a part of the taxi squad, meaning he is only eligible to play on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
*** MLB Network announced on Monday that it will televise three AFL games, including Surprise’s Nov. 10 contest against Scottsdale. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.
**** For more statistics, schedules, news, etc., visit the Arizona Fall League’s official website (which can be accessed by clicking here).
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