Buxton, Bryant Go Deep Again: October 29 Arizona Fall League Report


Game 1

Aug 20, 2013; Ft Myers, FL, USA; Fort Myers Miracle center fielder Byron Buxton (7) singles during the first inning against the Charlotte Stone Crabs at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Five was the number of the day in a 5-5, 11-inning tie between the Glendale Desert Dogs and the Surprise Saguaros. The teams combined for five home runs in a game that highlighted some prime prospects on both sides. For Glendale, top prospect Byron Buxton blasted a home run while Corey Seager and Jared Mitchell also went deep. For Mitchell, it was a three-for-four performance that also included a walk and a stolen base. Buxon, Seager and leadoff man Brent Keys each had a pair of hits while Keys added a walk and a stolen base. Glendale starter Andrew Heaney was excellent, pitching four innings, giving up no runs, three hits and two walks and striking out five batters. Zack Jones took the brunt of the damage, giving up both of Surprise’s home runs in the course of surrendering four runs in just two-thirds of an inning. Charlie Leesman pitched two perfect innings to close the game for the Desert Dogs, striking out two.

For Surprise, it was Baltimore prospect Henry Urrutia and Texas’s Brett Nicholas who left the yard. Both only had the one hit but Urrutia added a walk. Adam Weisenburger was the only man with two hits for the club. Boston prospect Mookie Betts went one for five with a walk and stole three bases. Starter Will Roberts gave up three runs on five hits (including two home runs) over five innings while Nick McBride was charged with the other two runs. Jason Gurka, Keone Kela and Kevin Shackelford combined for the final five innings.

Surprise Saguaros


Tyler Naquin (CLE) – 1/6, 2B, K, OF Asst.
Mookie Betts (BOS) – 1/5, R, BB, 2 K, 3 SB
Garin Cecchini (BOS) – 0/4, BB, 2 K
Henry Urrutia (BAL) – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Jason Rogers (MIL) – 1/4, R, BB, K
Brett Nicholas (TEX) – 1/5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Tony Wolters (CLE) – 1/5, R
Dariel Alvarez (BAL) – 1/5, 2 K
Adam Weisenburger (MIL) -2/5, RBI, K


Will Roberts (CLE) – 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 K, 2 HR
Nick McBride (TEX) – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Jason Gurka (BAL) – 2 IP, 4 H
Keone Kela (TEX) – 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K
Kevin Shackelford (MIL) – 1 IP

Glendale Desert Dogs


Brent Keys (MIA) – 2/4, R, 2B, BB, SB, CS
Byron Buxton (MIN) – 2/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Eddie Rosario (MIN) – 1/5, K
Yorman Rodriguez (CIN) – 0/4, BB, K
Corey Seager (LAD) – 2/5, R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Jared Mitchell (CWS) – 3/4, R, HR, RBI, BB, K, SB
Travis Mattair (CIN) – 1/5, E
Chris O’Brien (LAD) – 1/5, 2B, K
Danny Black (MIA) – 1/5


Andrew Heaney (MIA) – 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K
Zack Jones (MIN) – 2/3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Jarret Martin (LAD) – 1 1/3 IP
A.J. Achter (MIN) – 1 IP, 1 K
Edgar Olmos (MIA) – 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 K
Drew Hayes (CIN ) – 1 IP, 2 H
Charlie Leesman (CWS) – 2 IP, 2 K

Game 2

Sep 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica (54) takes a wide throw at first base against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. The San Diego Padres won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Peoria hung on to take the second game in a row from the Scottsdale Scorpions 3-2 on Tuesday. The starters for both teams were strong with Keyvius Sampson throwing three scoreless innings for Peoria (three hits, one walk, three strikeouts) and Hansel Robles allowing just one run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in four innings for Scottsdale.

Scottsdale catcher Peter O’Brien, from the New York Yankees organization, hit his fourth home run of the AFL while shortstop Alen Hansen and center fielder Jarrett Parker each had a pair of hits. For the victorious Javelinas, catcher Cameron Rupp went deep (and added a walk) while Tommy Medica went two for three with a double and a walk.

Scottsdale Scorpions


Alen Hanson (PIT) – 2/4, 2B, SB
Addison Maruszak (NYY) – 1/4, RBI, K
Tommy La Stella (ATL) – 0/3, BB
Alex Dickerson (PIT) – 1/4, 2 K, SB
Jarrett Parker (SF) – 2/3, BB, K
Robby Hefflinger (ATL) – 0/4, 2 K
Peter O’Brien (NYY) – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, K
Kyle Kubitza (ATL) – 0/4, 2 K
Gift Ngoepe (PIT) – 1/3, R, BB, 2 K


Hansel Robles (NYM) – 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Kyle Crick (SF) – 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Jeurys Familia (NYM) – L, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Cody Satterwhite (NYM) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Peoria Javelinas


Cory Spangenberg (SD) – 0/3, RBI, BB, K, SB
Orlando Calixte (KC) – 0/4, K
Aaron Altherr (PHI) – 0/3, K
Cameron Rupp (PHI) – 1/3, R, HR, RBI, BB, K
Stefen Romero (SEA) – 1/4, R, 2B, K
Patrick Kivlehan (SEA) – 1/4, RBI, K, E
Tommy Medica (SD) – 2/3, R, 2B, BB, K
Cameron Perkins (PHI) – 0/3, K
Delino DeShields (HOU) – 0/2, BB, K, SB


Keyvius Sampson (SD) – 3 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Andrew Robinson (HOU) – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Malcom Culver (KC) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Angel Baez (KC) – W, 1 IP, 1 K
Austin Wright (PHI) – 1 IP, 2 K
Dominic Leone (SEA) – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HR

Game 3

June 8, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles outfielder James Ramsey (23) attempts a catch in the first inning of game one of the Tallahassee super regional against the Stanford Cardinal at Dick Howser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Salt River Rafters continue their winning streak, beating the high-powered Mesa Solar Sox by a 7-3 score. Salt River scored early, getting to Mesa starter Matt Purke of the Nationals’ organization for five runs on eight hits and two walks in his three innings of work. Matt Loosen followed Purke and shut down the Rafters for two innings but the club got to Lendy Castillo for another run in the sixth. Cubs’ slugger Kris Bryant slammed another home run (his sixth) for Mesa while the Angels’ C.J. Cron and the Nationals’ Adrian Nieto each had a pair of hits.

On the other side, Salt River got an excellent start from Grayson Garvin of the Rays who went four and two-thirds innings without giving up a run and striking out four. Merrill Kelly was the victim of the Solar Sox’s offense, giving up three runs (two earned) in his two-thirds of an inning. The batters smacked thirteen hits and were led by St. Louis prospect James Ramsey. Ramsey, playing center field, hit three doubles as part of a four-for-five game. Jacob Wilson went two for four with two RBI and Mike Freeman went two for three.

Mesa Solar Sox


Albert Almora (CHC) – 1/4, BB, 2 E
Taylor Lindsey (LAA) – 1/5
Kris Bryant (CHC) – 1/5, R, HR, RBI, 2 K
C.J. Cron (LAA) – 2/3, R, BB
Jorge Soler (CHC) – 0/4, 2 K
Zach Borenstein (LAA) – 0/4, 2 K, OF Asst.
Adrien Nieto (WAS) – 2/4, R, 3B, RBI, K
Max Muncy (OAK) – 0/2, 2 BB
Dixon Machado (DET) – 0/3, BB, K


Matt Purke (WAS) – L, 3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Matt Loosen (CHC) – 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Lendy Castillo (CHC) – 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K
Cam Bedrosian (LAA) – 2/3 IP, 2 K
Corey Knebel (DET) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Robert Benincasa (WAS) – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K

Salt River Rafters


James Ramsey (STL) – 4/5, 3 R, 3 2B, RBI, K
Nick Ahmed (ARI) – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
Jake Lamb (ARI) – 1/5, R, RBI, K
Stephen Piscotty (STL) – 1/5, RBI, K
Kyle Parker (COL) – 1/4, R, RBI, K, E
Richie Shaffer (TB) – 1/3, BB, K
Jacob Wilson (STL) – 2/4, 2 RBI, K
Mike Freeman (ARI) – 2/3, R, BB, SB
Dustin Garneau (COL) – 0/3, BB, 3 K, PB


Grayson Garvin (TB) – W, 4 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Dan Houston (COL) – 1 1/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Kraig Sitton (COL) – 1 IP, 2 BB
Merrill Kelly (TB) – 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Matt Ramsey (TB) – 1/3 IP, 1 K
Matt Stites (ARI) – 1 IP, 1 K