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Arizona Fall League & Dominican Winter League Recaps: 10/23


Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Fall League

The Braves prospects continue to hit well out in the desert.  Here are the stat lines from yesterday’s win:

  • Robby Hefflinger – 1-5, run, K
  • Kyle Kubitza – 2-3, run, 3B, BB, K
  • Elmer Reyes – 0-2, run, 2 BB, K

Only hitters played in yesterday’s game for the Scorpions. Robby Hefflinger singled and scored in the 6th, and is now hitting .290/.343/.452/.794 for the AFL season. However, his biggest area of concern is his 12 Ks in only 31 at-bats. Kyle Kubitza had another good game, going 2-3 with a triple and a walk.  Kyle has hit well out in Arizona, putting up a slash line of .320/.433/.440/.873.  He has shown a good eye, totaling 5 walks in his 8 games.

Elmer Reyes didn’t get a hit yesterday, but did walk twice and scored a run.  Reyes, a right handed batter, has put up some odd splits so far in Arizona.  He has gone 4-6 against righties but only 1-12 against lefties.  Reyes did hit for a better average in 2013 against right handers, but it wasn’t nearly this drastic. Of course, this is also quite a small sample size, but it’s still interesting.

The Scorpions are back in action today at 12:30 MST.  We will have a full recap of the Braves prospects tomorrow.

Dominican Winter League

There are various Braves minor leaguers playing in the DWL this season. Unfortunately, they don’t all play on the same team. Regardless, we will still bring you the updates!

The Braves best catching prospect, Christian Bethancourt, is playing on Tigres del Licey along with Braves minor league pitcher Juan Cedeno. Former Brave Juan Francisco is also on the Tigres del Licey, along with other major leaguers Jurickson Profar, Jordany Valdespin, D’angelo Jimenez, Chirs Volsted and Old Man Jose Contreras.

Edward Salcedo is also playing in the DWL on the Leones del Escogido, sharing third base with former major leaguer Fernando Tatis.

Other Braves farm hands playing in the DWL are Jose Lugo and Wirfin Obispo.

Here are the stats for the Braves ‘spects so far in the DWL:

  • Christian Bethancourt has played 2 games so far and is 1-7 with a 2B, BB and 3 Ks.
  • Edward Salcedo has played one game and was 0-3 with a run and a K.
  • Juan Cedeno – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 HR
  • Jose Lugo – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Wirfin Obispo – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Stay tuned for more updates as the action continues.