Arizona Fall League Recap: Games 9 & 10


The Scorpions played a couple of games this weekend and actually won them both!  That is something different.  Here are the box scores for the Braves prospects:


  • Tommy LaStella – 1-4, BB
  • Robby Hefflinger – 2-3, HR(1), BB
  • Kyle Kubitza – 1-4, K


  • Elmer Reyes – 4-6, 3 runs, 2 2B, 2 RBI
  • Robby Hefflinger – 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K
  • Kyle Kubitza – 1-4, run, BB, 2 K
  • Juan Jamie – 1 IP, 1 H, 3 K
  • John Cornely – 1.1 IP, 3 K

It was a pretty good weekend for all Braves prospects.  I’ll start off with Tommy La Stella, because that is who you all want to hear about.  He played in Fridays game and ONLY went 1-4 with a walk.  He kept his streak alive of getting at least one hit and one walk in all his games so far in the AFL, and there are still no strikeouts for La Stella in 28 AFL plate appearances. La Stella still leads the AFL in doubles, walks and OBP and is second in batting average and OPS.

Robby Hefflinger probably had the best weekend of all the Braves prospects.  He hit his first home run in Friday’s game and had a bases loaded double in Saturday’s game. For the weekend, he went 3-7 with a HR, 2B and 4 RBI. Kyle Kubitza also played in both weekend games.  He went 2-8 with a run a walk and 3 Ks.  Elmer Reyes played only in the game on Saturday and he made it a memorable game.  Reyes collected 4 hits, including 2 doubles, scored 3 times and knocked in his first 2 runs of the season.

We didn’t see any of the Braves pitchers on Friday, but got to see a couple on Saturday, and they both pitched well.  Juan Jaime pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit, but striking out the side.  Jaime saw his velocity sitting near 100 for quite a few of his fastballs and touched the gun as high as 103!  As I have said before, this guy is a fireballer, and if he could improve his secondary pitches he could have a future in the back-end of the Atlanta bullpen.  John Cornely finished out the game on Saturday for the Scorpions and earned the save.  He came in with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 8th and proceeded to get a strikeout to end the threat.  He pitched a perfect 9th with 2 more strikeouts to seal the Scorpions victory.

The Scorpions are back in action tonight and we will have another review of the game tomorrow.  Come back and check it out.

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