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October 30, 2013

Minor League Update

AFL Recap for Games of October 29

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Day: Jared Mitchell, RF, White Sox (Glendale Desert Dogs): 3-4, R, HR, BB, K. Mitchell followed up a bad 2012 with a horrific 2013, yet because he still has many of the tools that got him selected in the first round, he got a chance in the AFL. He’s hitting .389 this fall but that won’t be enough to erase the memory of back-to-back terrible seasons. He still fails to make contact at far too high a rate, although his 11-to-5 BB:K ratio this fall is a great sign, even if it is in a small sample size.

Pitcher of the Day: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Marlins (Glendale Desert Dogs): 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K. After dominating the Florida State League and doing well in Double-A, his 1.45 AFL ERA is really just showing off. The Marlins have been ridiculously aggressive promoting prospects in the past year, but Heaney can probably handle it if they move him quickly. At the very least, Heaney’s fastball/slider combo should have no problem in a return to Double-A to begin next season, and the Marlins have a recent history of skipping prospects over Triple-A altogether.

Seeing it Well

  • Peter O’Brien, C, Yankees (Scottsdale Scorpions): 1-4, R, HR, K. O’Brien’s best tool is his above-average power for a catcher and he’s had

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