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  • Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Javelinas): 2-for-5, 2B, HR (1), 2 R, RBI, K. Approach is the only issue scouts have with him, and he's not helping that case with zero walks over 23 at-bats.
  • Chih-Hsien Chiang, OF, Mariners (Javelinas): 3-for-4, 2B, R, BB. First big game in Arizona; scouts don't like him as much as the numbers, but he can hit.
  • Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants (Scorpions): 3-for-4, 3B, 2 R, CS. Giants hope he can just because a good enough hitter to play every day and hit eighth.
  • Grant Green, OF, Athletics (Desert Dogs): 2-for-5, 2 R, K. Focus more on outfield play than bat, and he's made considerable improvements with the glove.
  • Robbie Grossman, OF, Pirates (Solar Sox): 2-for-5, RBI. Generating buzz with his performance so far in Arizona; no star tools, but no weakness in his game, either.
  • Jedd Gyorko, 3B, Padres (Javelinas): 2-for-4, HR (1), R, 3 RBI, BB. 5-for-9 in two games; he's hard not to like as a non-athlete with a plus bat and outstanding makeup.
  • Ryan Jackson, SS, Cardinals (Javelinas): 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K. 7-for-14 in first four AFL games; defense has always been there, and bat continues to develop.
  • Wil Myers, OF, Royals (Saguaros): 1-for-3, HR (2), R, RBI, 2 BB. Has earned some glowing reports in just four games; finally healthy?
  • Mike Olt, 3B, Rangers (Saguaros): 3-for-4, 2 HR (4), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB. Early league leader in several offensive categories; could be Rangers best trade chip, or first baseman of the future.
  • Forrest Snow, RHP, Mariners (Javelinas): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. In an offensive environment, he's whiffed seven over five perfect frames; one of the best pitching prospects that nobody has heard of.
  • Tim Wheeler, OF, Rockies (Rafters); 2-for-6, HR (1), R, RBI. Trying to prove that the 2011 breakout was for real; late-season struggles created some questions.
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crperry13
10/11
I know nobody else in the world besides me cares, but do the Astros have anybody in Arizona this season? I hadn't read about any yet.
vtadave
10/15
Dallas Keuchel Jason Stoffel Josh Zeid Jason Castro Kody Hinze Jay Austin Jake Goebbert As the construction worker says in Major League, other than Jason Castro, "Who are these bleepin' guys?"
kgoldstein
10/11
Every team sends players to the AFL. Houston sent Jay Austin, Jake Goebbert, Kody Hinze, Roberto Pena, Chris Hicks, Dallas Keuchel, Jason Stoffel and Josh Zeid. Not a great group.
crperry13
10/11
Sigh. Though Houston fans seem to think Hinze is the next coming of Lance Berkman. I'm not buying it. Thanks for the reply though.
boards
10/11
SSS and all, but I saw him completely overmatched in 2 games against San Antonio. The first game in early August he struck out 3 or 4 times. He also makes Carlos Lee look like Keith Hernandez around the bag. Big sigh.
lloydecole
10/11
You do an incredible job profiling what's happening with these guys in ONE SENTENCE. Thanks.....
oPlaiD
10/11
Can Ryan Jackson be an above average regular in the MLB?
timber
10/11
How awesome a name is Forrest Snow, anyway?
aardvark
10/11
Yes! That's what I came here to say.
vtadave
10/15
Sounds like a Meteorologist, not a baseball player.
huggirl
10/12
Could you share what you've heard about Wil Myers?