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Minnesota Twins Arizona Fall League update 2.0

How have your Twins prospects performed in the AFL over the last week?

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The Scottsdale Scorpions went 2-4 this week, dropping to a 5-6 record in the Arizona Fall League overall. They're still just a game behind the Salt River Rafters in the AFL East. In the West division the Surprise Saguaros are 9-3 and the Glendale Desert Dogs are 7-3, making their early bids for the year's best teams.

Here's how Minnesota's seven prospects have performed in the AFL to date.


Nick Burdi 2 2.0 0 3 0.43 0.00
Trevor Hildenberger 3 4.0 0 4 1.00 0.00
Jake Reed 2 2.1 0 3 0.50 0.00
Taylor Rogers 3 13.0 6 12 1.15 3.46

Position Players

Mitch Garver 4 17 2 0 .412 .444 .647
Stuart Turner 4 14 1 0 .214 .389 .286
Adam Brett Walker 7 27 2 0 .296 .424 .519

All three Twins relief prospects have excelled, striking out at least a batter per inning and not surrendering a walk in the early going. The AFL as a whole is a small sample size, much less two or three appearances worth no more than four innings, but you have to appreciate the early returns.

Rogers has made two starts in the last week, allowing four runs in nine innings. He continues to rack up good strikeout numbers. But the command fell down a bit, with five walks combining with seven hits to give his nine new innings a mixed bag of results.

On the position player side, Garver and Turner have each made two more starts. That means Twins catching prospects have started eight of the club's 11 games so far; nine of 12 if you include Turner's start that's going on as I write.

And then there's Walker who, counting today, has started in eight of the Scorpions' 12 games. He's striking out quite a bit, which is no surprise, but he's doing more than just hitting home runs, too. It's been a nice showing for Walker thus far.

If you're interested in keeping an eye on today's game, you can find the Gameday feature here.