Week 3 in the desert is finished, and as most of the baseball world is turning its eyes to the 2022 World Series, we’re in the dog days of Fall baseball.  Things can turn on a dime in Arizona, as one day, Scottsdale is being held to just two hits, and the next day, they are scoring 10 runs.

For the Giants, though, things are evening out.  The team’s biggest prospect in the AFL, Luis Matos, has cooled off considerably, while Logan Wyatt and Adrian Sugastey are having notably positive numbers.  Meanwhile, 2021 first round pick Will Bednar missed a start, and there’s no word as to why, while reliever Tyler Myrick’s strong run as a reliever finally gives up his first hits allowed.


Luis Matos:

Week 3: 4 G, .188/.188/.250, 3-for-16, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS
Overall: 14 G, .255/.293/.436, 14-for-55, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 14 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS

Luis Matos had another rough week, offsetting his excellent first week further.  Matos did pick up another double, but that’s ultimately his only real highlight of the week in Arizona.  Hopefully he can get back to that first-week performance before the AFL ends.

Logan Wyatt:

Week 3: 3 G, .231/.333/.308, 3-for-13, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS
Overall: 10 G, .344/.523/.375, 11-for-32, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 10 BB, 4 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS

Still one of the surprises of the AFL, Logan Wyatt had a solid week, though he wasn’t drawing the walks that had boosted him in the first two weeks.  Wyatt did manage to pick up his first extra-base hit of the fall with a double.

Adrian Sugastey:

Week 3: 1 G, .600/.600/.600, 3-for-5, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS
Overall: 5 G, .471/.500/.529, 8-for-17, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS

Even though he’s being very underused in the AFL this season, Adrian Sugastey is taking advantage of every game he is getting into.  Though he hasn’t pulled off much power or much plate discipline yet, he’s been getting hits whenever he’s been in.

Andy Thomas:

Week 3: 3 G, .200/.429/.400, 1-for-5, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS
Overall: 8 G, .174/.321/.217, 4-for-23, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 BB, 7 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS

Getting some time at catcher, Andy Thomas picked up his first extra base hit and drew a couple of walks to boost his numbers.  But he’s also had some adventures defensively, with one game resulting in three passed balls, but also a double play that went 1-6-1, notching a strikeout and a caught stealing.


Will Bednar:

Week 3: DNP
Overall: 2 G, 2 GS, 16.20 ERA, 2.10 WHIP, .357 BAA, 3.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 HR, 1 HB, 2 BB, 3 SO

After two very difficult Arizona starts, Will Bednar did not receive a start in week 3.  The reason is not clear.  It could be time off after Bednar has been hit hard in his first two appearances, but Bednar missed more than half the season with injury, and it’s certainly possible that is the reason for this missed start.  

Tyler Myrick

Week 3: 2 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 2.0 H, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HB 0 BB, 1 SO
Overall: 6 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 0.41 WHIP, .083 BAA, 7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HB, 1 BB, 7 SO

Well, there it goes, Tyler Myrick has finally allowed some hits in the AFL.  Still, for a league that weighs heavily towards the offensive end, Myrick has to be happy with the performance he’s put up working as a spot reliever.

Hunter Dula

Week 3: 2 G, 0 GS, 4.50 ERA, 2.50 WHIP, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HB, 3 BB, 2 SO
Overall: 6 G, 0 GS, 4.05 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, .269 BAA, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 HR, 0 HB, 5 BB, 6 SO

This week was a bit more of a struggle for Dula, particularly in terms of his control.  The result wasn’t a total blowup, just one run coming in on one of his games, but Dula has numbers that look about on par for most pitchers in the AFL.

Spencer Bivens

Week 3: 1 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 HB, 3 BB, 2 SO
Overall: 4 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, .056 BAA, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 HB, 4 BB, 6 SO

In his only outing of the week, Bivens had a bit of a control hiccup, walking three and hitting two batters, though since he didn’t allow a hit, no one came in to score.  It adds a bit of nuance to his numbers for the AFL, as while he’s only allowed a single hit he hasn’t been overly dominating and those walks loom large on his record.