Category Archives: Arizona Fall League

Former Kernels help Scottsdale win AFL title game

Several Minnesota Twins prospects who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels helped the Scottsdale Scorpions win the Arizona Fall League championship title Saturday. The biggest contribution came from 2013 Kernels outfielder Adam Brett Walker II, who drove in three runs … Continue reading

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Ex-Chiefs pitcher suspended for 50 games

Top St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Alex Reyes has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for marijuana a second time. The righthander was considered a “must-see” prospect in the Arizona Fall League, as I wrote in this post. … Continue reading

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Ex-Snapper Nunez homers three times in AFL game

Former Beloit Snappers third baseman Renato Nunez homered three times and drove in five runs for the Mesa Solar Sox in the team’s 10-6 Arizona Fall League loss to the Scottsdale Scorpions on Monday. Nunez batted .258 with 19 HR and … Continue reading

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Former Lugnuts named breakout prospects of year

A pair of former Lansing Lugnuts were named the breakout prospects of the year as part of MiLB.com’s MiLBY Awards. MiLB.com staff selected LHP Daniel Norris, while fans voted for OF Dalton Pompey. Both players were members of the 2013 Lugnuts and made their major-league … Continue reading

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Clinton’s 16-run comeback wins Game of the Year award

The Clinton LumberKings’ 16-run comeback against the Burlington Bees on May 7 was named the Minor League Baseball Game of the Year by MiLB.com staff. Only 558 people attended the game at Burlington’s Community Field, but thousands more would soon … Continue reading

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Reed, Winker named AFL players of the week

Former Midwest Leaguers Jake Reed and Jesse Winker respectively were named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher and Player of the Week for the league’s opening week. Reed, a right-handed pitcher drafted by the Minnesota Twins in June, pitched 25 innings … Continue reading

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Rondon needs TJ surgery; Sanchez’s scoreless streak continues

At this time last year, former West Michigan Whitecaps pitcher Bruce Rondon was trying to win the Detroit Tigers’ closer job. Things didn’t work out as he hoped, and after the Tigers gave Joe Nathan to a two-year deal this … Continue reading

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