Red-hot Moreno keeps on hitting in AFL
Mesa 15, Salt River 10 With each passing day, Gabriel Moreno backs up his status as MLB Pipeline's No. 32 overall prospect. The 21-year-old tallied three more hits and drove in three runs to pace Mesa's offensive onslaught on Thursday night. Toronto's top prospect helped his club jump out to
Mesa 15, Salt River 10
With each passing day,
The Venezuela-born backstop's name is all over the league leaderboard on the strength of a .348/.427/.536 slash line, 17 RBIs and 11 extra-base hits.
Moreno was far from the only offensive catalyst for the Solar Sox.
Nelson Velazquez remains red-hot in the desert.— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) November 12, 2021
The @Cubs’ No. 29 prospect blasts his AFL-leading ninth home run. pic.twitter.com/xtKsre4CH4
Despite the loss, Salt River enjoyed a strong night with the bats too. David Hamilton (MIL 16), who entered the game with one RBI, drove in four runs and reached safely in all five plate appearances. The 24-year-old fell a homer shy of the cycle and also swiped his third base in four attempts this fall.
Brett Baty reached base four times and scored three runs. The second-ranked Mets prospect collected three singles and drove in a run while D-backs outfielder Dominic Canzone launched his first home run on a two-RBI night. More »
Peoria 4, Scottsdale 0
For the second time in two starts,
The 22-year-old, who did not debut until August this season, only made five starts after missing more than three months with an undisclosed injury.
Logan O’Hoppe cashes in Peoria’s fourth run of the night. Javelinas looking to cap off the shutout in the bottom of the 9th 🔥 @Phillies pic.twitter.com/0Nc8fWvko6— MLB's Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) November 12, 2021
Surprise 11, Glendale 7
A player's impact on a game can be more far-reaching than just hits, runs or stolen bases.
The 24-year-old has proven very adept at getting on base this fall, reaching safely in all but one of his 12 games. Donovan, who is batting .350/.471/.625 in 51 plate appearances, has walked in each of his previous five contests, earning eight free passes in that span. He walked once in his first seven AFL outings.
The 2018 Draft pick set career highs across the board in 2021, batting .304 with a .854 OPS, 12 homers, 73 runs and 66 RBIs in 108 games across three Minor League levels. Donovan finished the year with Triple-A Memphis. Pedro Leon (HOU 2) doubled in a pair of runs and swiped his second bag for Glendale.