Braves Prospect Update: Arizona Fall League Begins


One season ends, another begins.

As we all struggled to figure out how to recover from the devastating Braves loss on Monday night, some of the future Braves began play out in the annual Arizona Fall League.  All of the Braves players are on the roster of the Scottsdale Scorpions.  The Scorpions got a come from behind win, and most of the Braves had good debuts.  Here is a breakdown of how our kids did.

  • Braves possible future second base hit machine Tommy LaStella had a good first game going 2-4 with a double, RBI and a walk.  He was also caught stealing during the game.
  • Third-baseman Kyle Kubitza also enjoyed a nice debut, going 3-4 with a double, while both scoring and driving in a run.
  • Outfield prospect Robby Hefflinger did not have such a good debut, as the youngster went 0-5 with 4 strikeouts.
  • Flame-throwing reliever Juan Jamie pitched one inning and gave up 1 hit, walked 1 and gave up an unearned run.

Starting pitcher prospect Aaron Northcraft is scheduled to start tonight for the Scorpions, and we’ll get a chance to see much, much more from some the franchise’s top-tier prospects.

We will keep you updated on the Braves prospects as the AFL season goes along, so stay tuned for coverage!

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