Hitter of the day
Gleyber Torres, SS, New York Yankees (Scottsdale Scorpions) 3-4, 2B, 3B, BB. Torres is a nifty player with contact skills, plus arm strength and a defensive profile that works at third or at second base. Torres has a more linear swing that’s geared for gap power, so while he won’t hit for empty average at maturity expect the power to come mostly on doubles rather than over the fence power.
Pitcher of the day
Spencer Turnbull, RHP, Detroit Tigers (Salt River Rafters) 4 IP, 3 H, 1 RA, 1 BB, 5 SO. Turnbull works with a low-to-mid-90s sinker and a workable slider. He doesn’t show a lot of feel for a curve nor a change and his mechanics get out of whack creating some command issues.
Best of the Rest
Victor Alcántara, RHP, Detroit Tigers (Scottsdale Scorpions) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 RA, 0 BB, 1 SO. He was traded to Detroit but he’s still pitching in an Angels’ uniform in the Arizona Fall League. His fastball hits the mid-to-upper 90s and his slider can miss bats at the highest level.
Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies (Salt River Rafters) 2-4, 2B. Smooth swing with effortless power, McMahon has the juice to hit balls over the fence. Where he fits on the diamond will do a lot to determine what his future value is.
Adam Ravanelle, RHP, Detroit Tigers (Salt River Rafters) 1 IP, 2 H, 2 RA, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO. Ravanelle profiles as a late inning reliever with velocity in the mid-90s and an effective slider.
Fight another day
Brett Phillips, OF, Milwaukee Brewers (Salt River Rafters) 1-5, 4 SO. Phillips has looked stiff recently and in my limited viewing I noted he was pulling off against velocity on the outer half, cutting down his extension.
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