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October 29, 2013

Minor League Update

AFL Recap for Games of October 28

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Day: Marcus Semien, 2B, White Sox (Glendale Desert Dogs): 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, K. Semien broke out this season to show more power to go along with his plus plate discipline, combining for 19 home runs between Double and Triple-A. Power is still not Semien’s game, but on Monday he got a pair of pitches down and in and showed he can do enough damage to still make pitcher’s think twice about just pounding the zone against him.

Pitcher of the Day: Aaron Sanchez, RHP, Blue Jays (Salt River Rafters): 4 1/3 IP, H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K. Sanchez has dynamic stuff, but outings like these have become all too common. He stayed out of trouble on Monday because he doesn’t give up hard contact and misses enough bats, but he was unable to finish the fifth inning. He will be able to get away with poor control more so than most pitchers because his fastball sits in the mid-90s and touches 97 and because he pairs it with a plus breaking ball, but his ceiling will be limited if he doesn’t get it everything under control.

Seeing it Well

  • Yorman Rodriguez, RF, Reds (Glendale Desert Dogs): 1-4, R, HR, 3 K. Three strikeouts in four plate appearances isn’t good, but for Rodriguez, strikeouts are just a part of the package. As long as that package comes with power, the Reds will take it. Scouts believe there is more

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