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Friday, September 20, 2019

Giants’ Joey Bart hits two homers in first game of Arizona Fall League

There are hot starts, and then there’s what Joey Bart did in his first game in the Arizona Fall League.

The Giants’ top prospect hit not one, but two homers in the Scottsdale Scorpions’ 5-4 win Wednesday night over the Mesa Solar Sox. Batting fourth as the team’s starting catcher, Bart took the second pitch he saw on the night deep over the left-center field wall off Tigers No. 20 prospect Anthony Castro for a two-run shot.

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Leading off the top of the seventh inning, Bart hit his second homer, a solo shot off rising A’s prospect Jesus Zambrano, who went 5-1 with a 1.47 ERA between High A Stockton and Double-A Midland this season. And he knew it was gone right away, too.

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Bart ended the night 2-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and two runs scored in the win.

Open thread, for those interested in discussing the Arizona Fall League.

 

 

QLE Posted: September 20, 2019 at 12:51 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: arizona fall league, joey bart

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The 8 best prospects to watch at the Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League season kicks off Wednesday night with some of baseball’s best prospects ready to capitalize on their summers, make up for lost time or gain traction in the professional ranks.

The AFL is an interesting place where future rivals play as teammates, and where it’s not an open secret that development is the main goal.

The Triple-A championship, the official close of the minor league season, ended the night before AFL opening day, which was moved up from its usually October start date for its 28th installment.

Each MLB team sends about six prospects to make up the rosters for the six AFL teams. As games begin Wednesday night, here’s a look at some of the prospects to follow, which might be particularly alluring for some baseball fans whose big-league teams are already eliminated this season.

So, anyone think they’ll be swinging by to see the league play this year?

 


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Why baseball might be approaching a renaissance at the catching position

LAKEWOOD, N.J.—A windy Monday night down the Jersey Shore didn’t provide much excitement.

But venturing beyond the boardwalks to FirstEnergy Park, autograph hounds formed a pack along the third-base line, clamoring to get a glimpse at what could be baseball’s next superstar.

This past June, the Baltimore Orioles made Adley Rutschman the first catcher drafted No. 1 overall since the Minnesota Twins selected Hall of Fame hopeful Joe Mauer in 2001.

Rutschman arrived to the New Jersey beach town wearing his fourth different uniform since the year began. He’s meant to spearhead a rebuild for an organization that will likely finish last in its division for the third consecutive season.

A consideration of the coming generation of catchers- as always, it will be interesting to reread this in ten years’ time and see what they got right….

QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 04:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: adley rutschman, catchers, draft picks, jake rogers, joey bart, shea langeliers

 

 

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