6-21, 3B, RBI, BB, 4 K, .300/.340/.380
Pache continues to get good work done down in the AFL with three multi-hit games on his ledger and he collected his third extra-base hit (and first triple) of his stay in the Arizona Fall League. He still isn’t walking much and the power thus far down in Arizona has been minimal, but it is hard to be upset with the strides Cristian has made this year. He also has just eight strikeouts in 53 plate appearances in the AFL.
2-7, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K, .235/.435/.471
Izzy didn’t get a ton of playing time (just a pair of games) but he made the most of them with a pair of extra-base hits. Izzy also has more walks (5) than strikeouts (3) in the AFL which is a very welcome development given his struggles with swing and miss in the past. Izzy has all of the tools in the world….if he can put things together in 2019, he absolutely has a chance to be a big leaguer.
2-8, 2 BB, 2 SB, .240/.406/.240
Didder had a pair of hits in this three games of work and he continues to be a guy that will punish a team if they put him on base with two more steals. Didder’s switch back to shortstop was a bit of a surprise given how good he was in the outfield early in his minor league career, but he has impressed there and if the hit tool can improve and play more in games, he is among the more interesting prospects in the Braves’ farm system.
3-13, HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 5 K, .143/.333/.250
This was Braxton’s best week at the plate in the AFL as he had just one hit coming into the his past week. He had three hits this week including a home run that he basically launched into orbit.
No one doubts Braxton’s raw power, but has his AFL stint has shown….he still has some work to do with his hit tool if he wants to have a realistic shot.
2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2.45 ERA
Burrows made a pair of appearances and did not give up an earned run in either appearance. Burrows’ first appearance in the AFL was a very rocky one, but he has been nails since then as he has thrown four straight scoreless appearances with seven strikeouts against three walks.
1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.50 ERA
Kyle only had a single, one inning appearance this week and it was a scoreless outing. Kyle has only given up one earned run in the AFL this year with nine strikeouts against five walks. If you are looking for one of the players that helped their prospect stock the most in 2018, Muller is definitely one of them.
3 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 8.38 ERA
Walker had one appearance this week and it was a struggle as he gave up two runs on six hits. Walker has given up five or more hits in every appearance he has made in the Arizona Fall League and opposing batters are batting .391 against him in the AFL.
1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA
Finally, we have Adam McCreery who threw another scoreless appearance this week. Adam has yet to give up an earned run in the AFL with three scoreless appearances on his stat sheet so far. McCreery hasn’t gotten a ton of appearances (the AFL is weird and they want to give playing time to a lot of different guys), but when he has been on the hill…he has done good work.