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October 23, 2013

Minor League Update

AFL Recap for Games of October 21

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Day: Kyle Parker, RF, Rockies (Salt River Rafters): 2-4, R, 2B, HR. After taking out a mortgage on the bad part of these recaps for the first week of the AFL season, Parker finally broke out on Tuesday. He connected on a double and a home run, and more importantly, didn’t strike out after doing so 12 times in his first eight games. Inconsistency is the plight of the young power hitting prospect, but it sure is nice to see them run into one every now and then.

Pitcher of the Day: Thomas Collier, RHP, Tigers (Mesa Solar Sox): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K. As a relatively non-descript prospect coming off of a non-descript season, Collier has been a pleasant surprise for the Solar Sox and likely the Tigers, who couldn’t have seen one run over three appearances coming.

Seeing it Well

  • Tyler Naquin, CF, Indians (Surprise Saguaros): 2-3, R, BB, K. I’ve mentioned here before that scouts aren’t nearly as high on Naquin as his draft status and reputation would suggest, but that’s not based on his production this fall. He’s now hit safely in all 10 AFL games in which he’s played and is doing his part to make up for his struggles after a late-season promotion to Double-A.

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