Arizona Fall League Results
Jarrod played only 6 games before a minor injury kept him out for the remainder of the games. However, those 6 games were phenomenal. He hit .565 with 3 homers and 12 RBI's in 23 at-bats while slugging 1.000. His defense wasn't good but the sample size is so small I wouldn't be worried.
Escobar won the batting title by hitting .407/.463/.558. That is very encouraging after seeing him display almost no power in 2006. He also continued to show good strike zone judgement with 9 walks and 7 strikeouts.
Holt was on fire as well as he hit .388/.453/.507. J.C. hit one home run while driving in 8. He also stole 3 bags in 4 attempts.
Burrus may have been the only player who didn't torch the AFL but he made some major contributions. Josh only hit .261 but he led his team with 4 homers and 24 RBI's. He really made his hits count. He also stole 4 bases without getting caught. Burrus has a lot of tools and I hope he rebounds with a strong 2007.
Now on to the pitchers where it is a whole different story. White started 5 games, losing 3 to go with 2 no-decisions while compiling a hefty 6.35 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. He walked 11 and struck out 12. And this is just the beginning.
After dominating AA in the second half of the season, Lerew came to the AFL and stunk it up again. In 14.2 relief innings, Lerew had a 5.52 ERA, 1.98 WHIP, and walked 12 while striking out only 8. Those numbers are even worse than White's.
In 9 innings, Will has both White and Lerew beat. He gave up 16 hits and 17 runs on his way to a 13.00 ERA and 2.44 WHIP. He walked 6, struck out 6, and gave up 4 home runs.
Devine wasn't good but he looks great compared with the others. In only 8 innings, Devine walked 7 and struck out 9 for a 4.50 ERA and 1.63 WHIP. He also collected 2 saves.