The Arizona Fall League season comes to a close next week with the last games being played on Thursday, before the Championship Game next Saturday. Look for the final report on the Fall League next weekend.
Matt Rizzotti played 1B on Thursday and Saturday and went a combined 2-4, with a run scored, an rbi, 5 walks, a strikeout and made his second error. Strange line for a cleanup hitter: .370/.521/.407 in 54 AB’s with 0HR 11 RBI and 2 extra base hits. He has walked 18 times and struck out just 10.
Tim Kennelly played both Thursday and Friday, going a combined 1-6 with an RBI. He played RF on THursday and caught on Friday (making an error). In 37 AB’s, Kennelly is at .297/.357/.405 with 0HR and 4 RBI. He has walked just once, and struck out 7 times.
Tyson Brummett got a start on Thursday and had perhaps his best outing of the Fall season going three shutout innings, yielding 3 hits and a walk, while striking out one. He threw 32 pitches, 19 for strikes. In his 9 outings, Brummett is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA. He has thrown 16 innings, allowing 16 hits and just 2 walks for an impressive WHIP of 1.12.
Jacob Diekman has allowed a run in each of his 4 AFL outings after allowing one run in one inning of work both Thursday and Saturday. His ERA stands at 30.37.
Chris Kissock got the start on Friday and gave up runs for the first time in 9 AFL games. He went 2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. Kissock is at 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and a save, while allowing just 8 baserunners in 9.1 innings. The Phils will need to make a decision shortly as to whether or not to protect Kissock on the 40 man roster or subject him to the Rule 5 draft.
Brian Rosenberg had a very nice outing a Friday, going two scoreless innings, allowing just a hit and perhaps most importantly, not walking anyone. Rosenberg is now 0-1 with a 8.49 ERA in 9 AFL contests. His WHIP remains over 2.00.
Justin DeFratus continued his stretch of Fall League scoreless outings with a scoreless ninth on Friday, allowing one hit. He has not allowed a run in 7 AFL appearances, with the opposition hitting a measly .125 against him.
Notes: Catcher Joel Naughton, who is currently a free agent and SS Alan Schoenberger have both begun playing in the Australian Winter League.
—2B Cesar Hernandez who opened quite a few eyes in Williamsport this season hs 3 hits in his first 8 AB’s in the Venezuelan League.
–The struggles of Freddy Galvis (.188/.291/.229), Harold Garcia (.217/.308/.217) and Fidel Hernandez (.212/.293/.250) continue in Venezuela.
—Sergio Escalona has not allowed a run in his 5 appearances thus far in the Venezuelan League.