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October 31, 2013

Minor League Update

AFL Recap for Games of October 30

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Day: Travis Shaw, 1B, Red Sox (Surprise Saguaros): 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, K. Shaw doesn’t have many tools, but he does hit for some power and get on base. The power was on display on Wednesday both in the gaps and over the fence, a good sign for Shaw who struggled in his first taste of advanced pitching this season in Double-A.

Pitcher of the Day: Sam Gaviglio, RHP, Cardinals (Salt River Rafters): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K. Velocity isn’t the only way to strike batters out, but it certainly makes things easier. Gaviglio struck out six batters on Wednesday despite an average fastball velocity of 89 MPH. He relies heavily on his two-seam sinking fastball, which he threw 59 percent of the time on Wednesday and comes in just as fast, and on Wednesday it generated more strikeouts than ground balls. Sometimes that just happens.

Seeing it Well

  • Stefen Romero, 2B, Mariners (Peoria Javelinas): 2-5, R, 2B, HR, K. Romero is a borderline prospect who can do a few things well but probably not enough to play every day. He has some pop for the second base position, but he is extremely aggressive at the plate, which leads to low on-base percentages and lots of outs. He doesn’t have any standout tools, but his plus makeup should help him carve out

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