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Winter League Round-Up: Arizona Fall League Opener!

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Tonight was the first night of the Arizona Fall League and a couple of Braves top prospects were on display. I will be doing these every night and doing my best to recap the other leagues that have Braves players as well (Mexican, Venezuelan etc.). But not all of these leagues post their scores at a reasonable time (AFL is 2-3 hours behind me right now, so don't go ballistic if I miss something. That said, the team with most of the Braves players in the Mexican League, Navojoa, had their game postponed due to wet grounds.

 

Arizona

Peoria (Us) 4, Scottsdale 8

  • J. Heyward 2-4 2 2B, RBI, SB(1)
  • M. Minor 2IP 1H 1R 2BB 0K

Jason Heyward came into Arizona and picked up right where he left off during the regular season. Keep in mind also that for his career, Jason Heyward is 26/31 in stolen bases. That is a little better than 83% which is well about the 'safe zone' of 70%. His speed is an asset too! Mike Minor started this game as well and he didn't appear to be as sharp as his stint in Rome, but his defense wasn't helping him and the run he allowed was unearned. That is all the Braves that got into this game though Craig Kimbrel, Lee Hyde, Jeff Lyman, Freddie Freeman and Brandon Hicks are all on the team. Don't forget to check in every night to see how our boys are doing!