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We'll get things started for the week with yesterday's Saguaro's boxscore. It turns out that Rosario may not be spent after all; he threw 4 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.

Dry wash is a nice oxymoron. In the desert, a wash is a riverbed that is normally dry, but will fill during rainy periods.
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_Jeff Geauvreau - Saturday, November 13 2004 @ 01:53 PM EST (#17125) #
Mike , the Baseball America prospect report for Nov 13/04 says that Rosario got 4 k's instead of your listed 2.

TOR F.Rosario 4.0 2 0 0 2 4 0 5.84
Mike Green - Saturday, November 13 2004 @ 02:19 PM EST (#17126) #
Thanks, Jeff. It's fixed now. Head colds- bah!
_Braby - Saturday, November 13 2004 @ 02:19 PM EST (#17127) #
no it says 4 k's up there.
_Braby - Saturday, November 13 2004 @ 02:19 PM EST (#17128) #
Or Mike Green changed it, nevermind
_Rob - Saturday, November 13 2004 @ 08:48 PM EST (#17129) #
The Saguaros are on on the 15th and 18th, or Monday and Thursday. They might even make the championship game on Saturday, being one game behind the Scorpions.

Of course, who cares about the champs of the AFL? ;)
Mike Green - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 01:19 PM EST (#17130) #
This isn't AFL exactly, but Guillermo Quiroz is off to a nice start for Zulia in the Venezuelan League. Happily, his workload has not been too onerous, as he's caught 12 of their 26 games.
Mike Green - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 01:24 PM EST (#17131) #
Two more pieces of good news. Rodney Medina is leading the Venezuelan winter league in batting average with a pretty .386 mark. COMN. Gustavo Chacin has not yet pitched, which probably means that his workload is being monitored as well.
Mike Green - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 01:31 PM EST (#17132) #
Finally, here's Spencer Fordin's AFL report.
_Jabonoso - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 02:19 PM EST (#17133) #
And Ismael Ramirez is pitching for the Caribes with a line of 2-0, 18 innings, 15 SO, 4 BBs, 11 hits ( 1 HR ) and 1.0 era. Sound very promising. My guess is that both single A ball players will be kept in their teams rosters after the major leaguers arrivals in December.
Chacin either won't pitch this winter or he will be treated as ml ( just play the second half ). He does need this rest.
_Jabonoso - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 02:22 PM EST (#17134) #
With regard to AFL report, i do not like Rosario's and Arnold's performances. It is a batters paradise down there, but overall is around a AA league. And their results just show that their ETA is 2006 in the most optimistic case.
_Jabonoso - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 02:29 PM EST (#17135) #
Another side note:
Sequea is batting around the mendoza line,with 11 bbs in 44 ab's though, guess that he will be out of the prospect list for good, and that his future is as an utility man in AAA and winter leagues.
Mike Green - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 02:50 PM EST (#17136) #
Good point, Jabonoso, about Sequea. I had high hopes for him as a major league utility infielder, but that's looking unlikely right now.

As for Rosario, who really knows. He apparently still has great stuff, and at times, he's pretty much unhittable. Consistency is his issue, so I expect him to start next year in double A. You never know when he might put it all together, and be great. It may or may not ever happen.
_Caino - Monday, November 15 2004 @ 02:58 PM EST (#17137) #
Isn't today mail bag day?!?! Happy happy joy joy... (Haven't said that since grade 4.)
Mike Green - Tuesday, November 16 2004 @ 09:11 AM EST (#17138) #
COMN for yesterday's Saguaro boxscore. Aaron Hill walked, singled and hit a sac fly in 4 trips; John Hattig doubled and walked in 4 PAs and Big Vito wore the collar. Vince Perkins got the win, despite allowing 4 baserunners in 1.2 innings.

Venezuelan League boxscores are available on the Baseball America website as well.
Mike Green - Thursday, November 18 2004 @ 08:42 AM EST (#17139) #
COMN for yesterday's Saguaro boxscore. Big Vito and John Hattig both singled and doubled, while Aaron Hill played third and went 0 fer.
Mike Green - Friday, November 19 2004 @ 12:01 PM EST (#17140) #
It was a rough day at the ol' ballyard for Jay farmhands in the AFL as the Saguaros were shut out 9-0. Rosario was cuffed around for 8 hits and 5 runs in 4 innings. Vince Perkins gave up a run in an inning. Aaron Hill played short and went 1-2.
Gerry - Friday, November 19 2004 @ 12:47 PM EST (#17141) #
The AFL ended yesterday, except for two teams in the championship game. Now it is just the winter leagues until March.
_Jordan - Friday, November 19 2004 @ 02:31 PM EST (#17142) #
Final Jays AFL stats:

Vito Chiaravolloti
77 AB, .325/.402/.545, 8 2B, 3 HR, 16 RB, 10 BB, 21 K

John Hattig
113 AB, .310/.380/.496, 9 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 31 RBI, 14 BB, 17 K

Aaron Hill
108 AB, .315/.372/.426, 6 2B, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 9 BB, 13 K

Jason Arnold
2-2, 4.50, 7 G, 5 GS, 24 IP, 32 H, 4 BB, 20 K, 1 HR

Vince Perkins
1-0, 7.50, 5 G, 0 GS, 6 IP, 7 H, 6 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Adam Peterson
0-1, 2.13, 10 G, 0 GS, 12 IP, 9 H, 9 BB, 15 K, 0 HR

Francisco Rosario
0-1, 6.59, 8 G, 6 GS, 28 IP, 33 H, 16 BB, 30 K

The AFL is a hitter's league, and the pitchers' numbers should be viewed accordingly; in addition to Arnold and Rosario, the Saguaros' other starters had ERAs of 4.75, 5.01 and 10.31. Still, the best results seem to have been posted by Adam Peterson, whom Michael Levesque noted yesterday was pitching with improved command and confidence in Arizona. Arnold's ERA and BB/K rate were good, but he was the only Jays' prospect to post less than a 1/1 K/IP rate. Rosario seemed to tire towards the end of the campaign, while Perkins arrived late.

The hitters all did well, though Big Vito cooled down a little in the second half and Aaron Hill heated up. The Jays have to be quite happy with John Hattig's performance, in particular his power numbers (where did those triples come from?). Overall, not a bad AFL season at all for the organization. Looking at these numbers, I'm even more inclined to think that Aaron Hill could open 2005 in Syracuse and not embarrass himself; but even if he starts at New Hampshire, he should be in AAA soon afterwards.
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