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Arizona Fall League Roster

Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #1 by Tucker Blair » August 29th, 2012, 1:40 pm

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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #2 by Don » August 30th, 2012, 6:46 am

My assumption is a Baltimore beat writer has already made light of this information, but Brian Ward is one of the Taxi Squad player for AFL. Mike Wright is suppose to be the other Taxi Squad pitcher, but that was not a lock. I am not quite sure who was designated at this time.

Taxi Squad players are eligible to play on Wednesdays and Saturdays of the week.

It gets Brian at least around the ball park an extra month of this season, and greatly helps with the amount of time he missed this spring.

I would be all for limiting Mike's exposure, a pitcher that I think has taken a huge stride in one season. He really looks the part of an innings eater, at the least, and a good fall could have him knocking on the door for a spot in the rotation next spring.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #3 by Tucker Blair » August 30th, 2012, 10:07 am

Don wrote:
I would be all for limiting Mike's exposure, a pitcher that I think has taken a huge stride in one season. He really looks the part of an innings eater, at the least, and a good fall could have him knocking on the door for a spot in the rotation next spring.


I agree with this. I think Mike was one of the most impressive pitchers I saw in the system this season.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #4 by ofahn » August 30th, 2012, 1:10 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:I think Mike was one of the most impressive pitchers I saw in the system this season


As soon as I saw his name on the AFL roster I knew that the team was considering him as an option for some point in 2013. I would like the FO to pick up at least two veteran free agent SPs on one year contracts this winter so that pitchers like Dylan Bundy and Wright won't be rushed, but he (and MAYBE Bobby Bundy) could see Baltimore next year.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #5 by ofahn » August 30th, 2012, 1:12 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Mesa Solar Sox Roster: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/afl/club.jsp?team_id=555

Mike Belfiore
Chris Petrini
Clay Schrader
Mike Wright
Jonathan Schoop
Brian Ward
L.J. Hoes


Mike Belfiore, Chris Petrini, and Clay Schrader were surprises, but I expected the other four.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #6 by Tucker Blair » August 30th, 2012, 3:17 pm

Don will have a column up on the AFL guys for tomorrow.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #7 by mcpd » August 31st, 2012, 10:07 am

ofahn wrote:
Mike Belfiore, Chris Petrini, and Clay Schrader were surprises, but I expected the other four.
Why is Schrader a surprise needs to work on cutting down the walks. He could probably pitch in Baltimore next year if he cuts down on the walks.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #8 by Tucker Blair » August 31st, 2012, 11:02 am

http://orioles-nation.com/2012/08/31/ex ... fl-roster/

Don's column on all the players. Good read
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #9 by mcpd » August 31st, 2012, 4:12 pm

Good information as always.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #10 by birdwatcher55 » October 8th, 2012, 6:49 pm

Schoop should tear up that league 8-)
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #11 by Old Sneakers » October 9th, 2012, 5:20 pm

Great stuff! Thanks for the article
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #12 by mcpd » October 20th, 2012, 3:39 pm

Schoop doing pretty good so far. .481 obp 1.053 ops in 8 games
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #13 by ofahn » October 21st, 2012, 4:46 pm

mcpd wrote:Schoop doing pretty good so far. .481 obp 1.053 ops in 8 games


On the face of it the numbers are impressive; however, they should be viewed with the following as perspective. First, the AFL is a hitter's league. OPS numbers above .900 are not unusual. Second, his numbers are from a smaller sampling than some of the other players. If he maintains this level of performance the team will have to rethink whether he should start at Bowie or Norfolk.
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Re: Arizona Fall League Roster

PostPost #14 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 24th, 2012, 8:30 pm

Please forward discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1588
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