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October 13, 2013

Minor League Update

AFL Recap for Games of October 11

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Day: Mitch Haniger, CF, Brewers (Surprise Saguaros): 4-4, R, 2B. Haniger has come out of the gates like a missile in the AFL and is now hitting .563 through four games. He profiles as a bit of a tweener in the outfield, splitting time between center and right field. He doesn’t have enough power to play the corner regularly, and may not be able to handle center field defensively.

Pitcher of the Day: Andrew Heaney, SP, Marlins (Glendale Desert Dogs): 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. Heaney did very Andrew Heaney things on Friday, barely breaking a sweat while dominating in the desert twilight. Heaney was barely fazed by either the Florida State League or the Southern League, so there was little reason to believe that the Arizona Fall League would be any different. Basically, he can shove no matter who he faces, and his refined approach should land him in Miami at some point next season. Frankly, given the Marlins rudderless approach to prospect promotion, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him in the Opening Day rotation, despite just six Double-A starts under his belt.

Seeing it Well

  • Jonathan Meyer, DH, Astros (Peoria Javelnias): 1-3, R, HR, BB. Meyer has some power, but

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