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Daver
12-10-2002, 06:53 PM
Was put up the other day,you can see it here. (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bbw/2002-12-04-minors_x.htm)

OEO Magglio
12-10-2002, 11:41 PM
The website is not coming up for me, can you post the players?

Tavarin
12-11-2002, 12:56 AM
Our Arizona Fall League All-Star team

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up its 11th season right before Thanksgiving, one that was highlighted by several outstanding performances. To spotlight the best, Sports Weekly has named its AFL All-Star team. Not surprisingly, of the 14 spots, 11 belong to players from the two playoff teams, Scottsdale (five, including the MVP) and Peoria (six, including the Pitcher of the Year):

MVP/First base

Ken Harvey, 1B, Scottsdale Scorpions/Kansas City Royals: The 6-2, 240-pound Harvey kept his average over .500 for nearly all of the 45-game schedule, dipping below that mark only in the final week of the season. He set three Arizona Fall League records: batting average (.479), on-base percentage (.537) and slugging percentage (.752). Those first two marks had stood since Scott Pose set them at .434 and .506, respectively, in 1993, while the slugging mark of .713 had been set last fall by Texas Rangers prospect Hank Blalock. Overall, the 24-year-old Harvey added seven homers, 34 RBI and a league-high 11 doubles in 35 games for the Scorpions, helping them post a league-best 29- 15 record.

Pitcher of the Year/Left-handed starter

Josh Stewart, LHP, Peoria Javelinas/Chicago White Sox: In nine games, Stewart posted a 0.81 ERA, best among league starters, including five innings of no-hit ball in his last regular-season start. In the one-game playoff, his six innings of four-hit ball helped Peoria win the title. In 331/3 innings, Stewart, 24, allowed 23 hits, walked nine, struck out 23 and limited opposing hitters to a .193 average.

Second base

Adam Morrissey, Phoenix Desert Dogs/Oakland Athletics: A second baseman by trade, Morrissey also got ample playing time at third base and shortstop. The Australian-born infielder, acquired by the A's from the Cubs for Mark Bellhorn last winter, batted .371 with four homers and 14 RBI, adding a .496 on-base percentage and a .552 slugging percentage. Morrissey, 21, reached base safely in 21 consecutive games at one point.

Shortstop

Tim Olson, Scottsdale Scorpions/Arizona Diamondbacks: Olson, 24, just squeaked onto the leader board in the final days of the season as his 116 plate appearances reached the minimum requirement. In doing so, he finished second in batting with a .374 mark, adding 18 RBI and six steals.

Third base

Mark Teixeira, Peoria Javelinas/Texas Rangers: From Day One, "Tex" made quite an impression as he became the first player in the 11-year history of the league to switch-hit home runs in one game, achieving the feat on Opening Day during a five-hit game. To prove it was no fluke, the 22-year-old did it again five days later. Teixeira's fall campaign ended early when he was sidelined with a sore shoulder but not before he batted .333 with seven homers, 23 RBI and a .616 slugging percentage in 27 games. He reached base in 15 consecutive games in early October and was the league's first Player of the Week this season.

Outfielders

Rocco Baldelli, Grand Canyon Rafters/Tampa Bay Devil Rays: The Class A California League MVP this season, Baldelli continued his outstanding year by hitting .308 with 18 RBI and eight steals in Arizona. The 21-year-old defensive whiz didn't make an error in 34 games.

Shane Victorino, Peoria Javelinas/Los Angeles Dodgers: The speedy 22- year-old Victorino hit .330 with 10 RBI and was among the league leaders in steals with eight.

Jermaine Clark, Peoria Javelinas/Texas Rangers: A second baseman by trade, Clark was acquired toward the end of the season by Texas from Seattle, and the Rangers went to work converting him into a center fielder. The 26-year- old Clark shared the league lead with nine steals and hit .297 with a .403 on- base percentage and a .455 slugging percentage. On defense, he made just three errors in 32 games at his new position.

Catcher

Dane Sardinha, Scottsdale Scorpions/Cincinnati Reds: Since each team carried three catchers, few individuals got to stand out to the extent that the 23- year-old Sardinha did. After struggling through two pro seasons with the bat, he got untracked and hit .311 with four homers and 24 RBI.

Designated Hitter

Tagg Bozied, Peoria Javelinas/San Diego Padres and Hee Seop Choi, Mesa Solar Sox/Chicago Cubs (tie): With three of the top hitters in the league playing first base, only one could fill the starting slot, and it was impossible to decide between the other two here. Bozied, 22, broke the 11-year-old league record for home runs in a season by one, hitting 12. His 39 RBI came within five of the record of 44 set in 1993. Choi, who played just 25 games, hit .345 with eight homers and 17 RBI. The 23-year-old slugged .714, which would have been second best in league history if he'd had 15 more plate appearances.

Right-handed starter

Bobby Jenks, Scottsdale Scorpions/Anaheim Angels: In his second go- round in the AFL, Jenks improved on his 2001 showing in nearly every category. For the second year in a row the 21-year-old led the league in strikeouts, marking just the second time in league history that a player has led a given category two years in a row the last one was outfielder James Mouton, who led the league in triples in 1992 and '93. Last year, Jenks struck out 49 in 31 innings but also posted a 6.97 ERA and had control trouble. This year in Arizona, he struck out 54, just eight shy of the league record, and added a sparkling 1.08 ERA with 17 walks. A two-time AFL Pitcher of the Week, he didn't give up a run until his third start of the fall.

Right-handed reliever

Brian Bruney, Scottsdale Scorpions/Arizona Diamondbacks: Bruney, 20, led the league with seven saves and pitched scoreless ball over 182/3 innings, allowing 10 hits, while walking five and striking out 17. The league hit .149 against him.

Left-handed reliever

Dave Sanders, Peoria Javelinas/Chicago White Sox: Though not a closer, no reliever was more consistently dominant in Arizona than Sanders, 23. He shared the AFL league lead in victories with six, just one shy of the league record, and in ERA, posting a 0.75 mark in 24 innings.

Hullett_Fan
12-11-2002, 10:52 AM
Josh Stewart, LHP, Peoria Javelinas/Chicago White Sox: In nine games, Stewart posted a 0.81 ERA, best among league starters, including five innings of no-hit ball in his last regular-season start. In the one-game playoff, his six innings of four-hit ball helped Peoria win the title. In 331/3 innings, Stewart, 24, allowed 23 hits, walked nine, struck out 23 and limited opposing hitters to a .193 average.


I'm not totally up to speed on our prospects...so can somebody tell me if Stewart could compete for the 5th starter job this spring?

1) Buerhle
2)Garland
3)Wright
4)Ritchie/Rauch/Glover/Trade or FA pickup??
5)???