We're now roughly one third of the way through the 2014 Arizona Fall League schedule, and we're starting to get a glimpse of which guys are turning into league stars for the Twins. Suffice it to say, it's probably time we start checking the box scores every morning to see how Eddie Rosario is doing.
Over all, the Salt River Rafters continue to rake. They hold the best record in the league, with eight wins, two losses and a tie.
Adam - Still hasn't had a scoreless appearance, throwing two frames of one-run ball against the Mesa Solar Sox. Hitters seem to be seeing him well, so controlling the strike zone would seem to be key to his success. If batters are going to hit what he's throwing, he needs to try and force that to happen on his own terms whenever possible.
Jones - Seems to be in control when he's on the mound. Just one hit allowed in each appearance, and with just one walk and the ability to miss bats he's kept offenses off the board.
Reed - Even without recording a strikeout yesterday, he's still averaging more than one per inning. Batters are just 3-for-21 (.143) against him.
Rogers - Has not pitched since his lone outing on October 9.
Buxton - Had a rough week, going 2-for-18 in four games, with four strikeouts and a walk. After such an impressive first week it was a bit disappointing to see, but the results should come around again.
Kepler - Played in just two games this week, and was 1-for-7 with three walks.
Rosario - A pair of three-hit games have led to a 7-for-18 week, with a pair of walks and three strikeouts and two more stolen bases. Two-thirds of the Rafters' starting outfield are Twins prospects, with a third one on the bench. That's not too shabby. Anyway - Rosario has been one of the league's stars so far. His stock is pointing straight up.