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  • Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Javelinas): 3-for-5, 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI, SB. Somewhere around 280 pounds and he stole a base; we need video.
  • Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies (Rafters): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB. Minor League RBI leader impressed scouts as much with his defensive improvements this year as his hitting ability.
  • Brad Boxberger, RHP, Reds (Desert Dogs): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. Thrived in his first full year as a reliever; has chance to earn big league job next spring.
  • Alex Castellanos, OF, Dodgers (Rafters): 3-for-6, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI, K. Came out of nowhere this year, but scouts say the hitting ability is legit.
  • Michael Choice, OF, Athletics (Desert Dogs): 3-for-5, 2B, HR (1), 2 R, 3 RBI. Plus-plus raw power in a system desperate for it.
  • Jaff Decker, OF, Padres (Javelinas): 4-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB. Has a lot to prove after ugly .236/.373/.417 showing at Double-A.
  • Adam Eaton, OF, Diamondbacks (Rafters): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K. SB. The only real tool is the bat, and without a center field profile, he might be a tweener.
  • Anthony Gose, OF, Blue Jays (Desert Dogs): 2-for-5, 2B, HR (1), 2 R, 3 RBI. Tools are incredible; still needs to convince that he can make consistent contact.
  • Jedd Gyorko, 3B, Padres (Javelinas): 3-for-5, R, K. Minor League hit leader picking up where he left off; other tools fall short.
  • Robbie Grossman, OF, Pirates (Solar Sox): 2-for-4, HR (1), R, 2 RBI, BB, K. On-base machine could improve stock greatly with strong performance against more advanced pitching.
  • Josh Vitters, 1B, Cubs (Solar Sox): 2-for-4, 2 HR (2), 2 R, 5 RBI, SB. The progress is incremental, but it is in the right direction, and the swing is still awfully pretty.  
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delorean
10/05
Surprise @ Scottsdale was rained out, strangely enough.
delorean
10/05
First rainout in the history of the AFL, I'm told.
dethwurm
10/05
First rainout, eh? Guess everyone was in for a big surprise at Scottsdale! Thank you, try the veal, and don't forget to tip your waiter...
billm21
10/05
It was not the first rainout in the history of the league, but rather the first opening night rainout.
delorean
10/05
thanks for clarifying!
crperry13
10/05
Hot dang, it's good to see Minor League Update again.
BillJohnson
10/05
Seconded. The Adams SB creates this mental image of a bison stampede.
mattseward
10/05
which in turn conjours the image of Val Kilmer riding said bison while eating a bag of donuts
mattgioia
10/05
maybe he's on to something... who's gonna want to apply that tag?
kasgard
10/05
Is Vitters now a FIRST-baseman
kgoldstein
10/05
No, that's just where he played yesterday.
NYYanks826
10/05
When I saw Adam Eaton's name, I freaked out for a split-second before I realized this was an actual prospect, and not the former pitcher trying desperately to make a comeback.
dethwurm
10/06
Seriously, I'm only JUST getting used to "'Mike Stanton' is a young outfielder."
BaseballNUT2009
10/06
He is actually list on the roster as an OF. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/afl/club.jsp?team_id=555
lloydecole
10/06
It is SO GREAT to see these again. Kevin, I believe that you and Jason have commented many times that Arizona Fall League stats are essentially worthless, and that the more valuable insights come from scouting (skills, development, etc). Any chance that you might slant these updates more in that direction?
kgoldstein
10/06
I thought I did, kinda.
BeplerP
10/06
You did. Keep up the phenomenal work.