Saturday, October 22, 2011

AFL notes: 10/21/11 (Scottsdale at Surprise)

Scottsdale Surprise
Gary Brown (SF) CF CF Kevin Mattison (FLA)
Jean Segura (LAA) SS SS Leury Garcia (TEX)
Will Middlebrooks (BOS) 3B DH Wil Myers (KC)
Bryce Harper (WAS) LF 3B Mike Olt (TEX)
Alex Hanssan (BOS) DH 1B Joe Terdoslavich (ATL)
Cody Overbeck (PHI) 1B C Kyle Skipworth (FLA)
Joe Panik (SF) 2B LF Todd Cunningham (ATL)
Dan Butler (BOS) C RF Ryan Strausborger (TEX)
Tyson Gillies (PHI) RF 2B Tyler Bortnick (TBR)
Matt Purke (WAS) LHP RHP Shane Dyer (TBR)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Arizona Fall League notes

With some free time my plan is to catch a few extra AFL games this season.  I'm hoping to catch every team and try to throw out some amateur (very amateur, mind you) scouting reports as a way to record my initial thoughts and reactions on a few players.  Please be advised.

To do this right, my objective is to sit directly behind home plate in an effort to eavesdrop on a few scouts... this will be difficult since many of them are spread out and tend to not loudly verbalize their notes (my loss).  But my goal is to become friendly with a few within my earshot and possibly see what kind of relationship develops.  (Not promising anything.)

On to the notes:

The game I attended was the October 18 game at the Peoria Sports Complex between the Peoria Javelinas hosting the Surprise Saguaros. Below is the starting lineup:

Surprise Peoria J.
Kevin Mattison (FLA) CF CF Logan Schafer (MIL)
Tim Beckham (TBR) SS SS Nick Franklin (SEA)
Wil Myers (KC) RF 3B Jedd Gyorko (SD)
Mike Olt (TEX) 3B 1B Matt Adams (STL)
Matt Dominguez (FLA) DH DH Ryan Jackson (STL)
Joe Terdoslavich (ATL) 1B LF Jaff Decker (SD)
Mikie Mahtook (TBR) LF C Adam Moore (SEA)
Kyle Skipworth (FLA) C RF Chih-Hsien Chiang (SEA)
Leury Garcia (TEX) 2B 2B Wilfred Tovar (NYM)
Miguel De Los Santos (TEX) LHP RHP Anthony Bass (SD)