Wells paves way for Surprise with 4 RBIs
Surprise 9, Scottsdale 7 As a whirlwind debut season comes to a close for Austin Wells, he can be forgiven for wanting it to go on a little bit longer. The No. 6 Yankees prospect doubled twice, singled and drove in four runs to help the Saguaros rally from an
Surprise 9, Scottsdale 7
As a whirlwind debut season comes to a close for Austin Wells, he can be forgiven for wanting it to go on a little bit longer.
The No. 6 Yankees prospect doubled twice, singled and drove in four runs to help the Saguaros rally from an early 4-0 deficit on Tuesday afternoon. Wells tallied his first RBI on a double in the fourth and plated two more with his second two-bagger an inning later. The 22-year-old backstop matched his AFL high by singling in his fourth run of the afternoon to cap Surprise's scoring in the sixth.
#Yankees Austin Wells with a single to center. He has 3 hits and 4 RBIs today for Surprise. pic.twitter.com/WXqqxR5QIg— William Boor (@wboor) November 16, 2021
Wells has hit safely in five of his last six games to raise his average back up over the .300 mark in AFL action. Overall, the Las Vegas native is batting .305/.417/.508 with eight extra-base hits and 16 RBIs, eighth-best on the circuit. His impressive Fall League has been a carryover from the regular season, his first in pro ball.
The 28th overall pick in the 2020 Draft spent the majority of the year with Low-A Tampa. Wells' production earned a promotion to High-A Hudson Valley for the final six weeks of the season. A hot September left the University of Arizona product with a .264/.390/.476 slash line, 44 extra-base hits, 76 RBIs and 71 walks in 103 games.
Marco Luciano. Crushed. 411 feet. 106 mph exit velocity.— William Boor (@wboor) November 16, 2021
Nice bat flip too. #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/a9toJUDG5s
Triston Casas (MLB 18) walked three times, scored two runs and singled twice. The second-ranked Red Sox prospect is batting .373, second in the league. More »
Salt River 5, Glendale 0
Canzone, who went deep 14 times this season across two Minor League levels, ripped the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the first 432 feet at 110.6 mph. The Ohio State product added an RBI single in the second and doubled leading off the fifth, but his attempt at a cycle fell short when he struck out in the eighth.
Dominic Canzone's past two homers have gone nearly 900 feet combined.— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) November 16, 2021
After a 441-foot moonshot yesterday, the @Dbacks' 2019 8th-rounder out of @OhioStateBASE blasts this one 432 feet at 110.6 mph. pic.twitter.com/jurybmAs02
Canzone has hit safely in eight of 10 games this month, including consecutive three-hit affairs. The Cleveland native is batting .349/.431/.556 with seven extra-base hits and 15 RBIs.
Peoria 5, Mesa 2
The 6-foot, 175-pound righty with a mid-90s fastball recorded four of his final six outs via the strikeout, giving him 18 in 14 innings. Opponents are batting just .196 against Contreras in five starts.
The 8th and final K for #Pirates RHP Roansy Contreras. 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R (unearned), 1 BB and those 8 Ks. FB consistently 96-97 mph and this nasty breaking ball. pic.twitter.com/dEJE4TU4Cv— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) November 17, 2021
A pair of Phillies prospects did most of the damage for the Javelinas, combining to plate four of their five runs. Bryson Stott (MLB 97), who has slowed after a torrid start, extended his hitting streak to four games with a two-run double and also drew a walk. Philadelphia's No. 2 prospect is batting .325/.458/.500 and is tied for the AFL lead with 26 RBIs while topping the circuit with 22 free passes.
2 run double from #Phillies SS Bryson Stott. pic.twitter.com/aP8Q6jl72V— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) November 17, 2021
Logan O'Hoppe (PHI 11) extended Peoria's lead with his third home run of the fall, a two-run shot in the fifth. The 21-year-old is hitting .306 with a .976 OPS. Ji-hwan Bae (PIT 22) singled twice, scored two runs and stole a pair of bases, giving him eight in nine attempts..