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October 28, 2013

Minor League Update

AFL Recap for Games of October 25-26

by Jeff Moore


Games of October 25

Hitter of the Day: Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs (Mesa Solar Sox): 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 3B, 2 K. You’d think it would get tiring talking about the same prospects over and over again, but when it’s a prospect like Bryant, it doesn’t. Friday was a great sign for Bryant, who had a dynamic game despite not hitting a home run. Despite his .429 fall batting average, he still has 13 strikeouts in 10 games, so that’s something to keep an eye on, but if the production continues, no one will care about the strikeouts.

Pitcher of the Day: Tim Berry, LHP, Oriles (Surprise Saguaros): 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K. Berry doesn’t have overpowering stuff, but he pounds the strike zone and when he hits his spots, he can be quite effective. He’s done exactly that this fall, walking just two in 11 innings but striking out just six.

Seeing it Well

  • Jorge Soler, RF, Cubs (Mesa Solar Sox): 2-4, R, HR, BB, K. I talked yesterday about how the Cubs were waiting for Soler’s power to manifest itself in the form of home runs. Well, what do I know? Soler connected on his first fall home run which is a good sign for the Cubs, who are dying to see more of this production from their investment. Soler has shown them great tools thus far, but they would love to see more power like this as he develops.
  • Byron Buxton, CF, Twins (Glendale Desert Dogs): 1-4, R, HR, K. Any time B

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