OF Rymer Liriano (Padres)
After spending last weekend scouting in Arizona, I’ve gained some insight into many of the players you’ve become familiar with in this weekly installment. Although I’d previously seen a healthy amount of the high-profile players participating in this year’s Arizona Fall League, it was especially great to cross some new names off my list.
So, having said all that, here’s a look at the hottest hitters from the Arizona Fall League.
Nick Franklin, 2B/SS, Seattle Mariners: .345/.433/.569, 8 XBH, 19 RBI, 11/9 K/BB (15 G)
Has been a run-producing machine over the last seven games, batting .379 with four extra-base hits and 13 RBI. He's recorded an RBI in six straight games, including a six-RBI game on Nov. 6.
Josh Prince, IF/OF, Milwaukee Brewers: .411/.494/.575, 9 XBH, 8 SB, 11/12 K/BB (20 G)
Speedster has five multi-hit games in last 10, including seven extra-base hits and six walks.
Rymer Liriano, OF, San Diego Padres: .333/.408/.524, 6 XBH, 11 RBI, 6 SB, 13/5 K/BB (16 G)
Was arguably the most impressive position prospect I got a look at last weekend; last four games: .500 BA, 8 R, 2 XBH, 4 RBI.
Jonathan Schoop, IF, Baltimore Orioles: .273/.459/.455, 6 XBH, 14/15 K/BB (19 G)
The 21-year-old has struggled over his last 10 games (.194 BA), but you have to love the steady plate discipline over that period (7/9 K/BB). I think he's more of a third baseman than shortstop.
Cody Asche, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies: .299/.351/.478, 10 XBH, 10 RBI, 14/5 K/BB (19 G)
Probably won’t hit for enough power to play third base in major leagues, but the left-hander has a pretty good hit tool. Last three games: 6-for-13, 4 2B, 3 RBI.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals: .317/.411/.467, 8 XBH, 4 SB, 12/11 K/BB (17 G)
After a slow start this fall, Rendon’s bat has picked up as we all knew it would. Last 10 games: .382/.452/.588, 6 XBH, 7 RBI, 3 SB, 7/6 K/BB. Love his loose wrists and bat speed.
Carlos Sanchez, IF, Chicago White Sox: .323/.413/.415, 5 XBH, 10 SB, 11/9 K/BB (17 G)
Plus-hit tool and speed have made him a quick riser through the White Sox’s system. Last 10 games: .385/.467/.513, 15 H, 4 XBH, 11 RBI, 6 SB, 2/6 K/BB.
Gary Brown, OF, San Francisco Giants: .333/.383/.389, 2 XBH, 2 SB (3 CS), 12/5 K/BB (15 G)
Bat has picked up over last 10 games (.355/.412/.355), but his inability to swipe bases with consistency is disconcerting.
Jake (J.T.) Realmuto, C, Miami Marlins: .267/.389/.433, 3 XBH, 9/6 K/BB (12 G)
Has cut down on strikeouts since start of AFL and is beginning to drive the ball. On Nov. 6 he went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI.
David Adams, 2B, New York Yankees: .246/.352/.443, 8 XBH, 12 RBI, 11/10 K/BB (16 G)
Having an overall decent fall, but has shown some increased pop over last six games: 3 2B, 2 HR (multi-homer game), 8 RBI.