The Arizona Fall League is known as a haven for hitters, and at least for one day, Marco Luciano took advantage of that. A big day with a pair of home runs highlighted the week, as the hitter’s haven also took it’s toll on a couple of the pitchers.
Marco Luciano – 4 Games – 3-13, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR, 5 BB, 5 SO, 1 E
For Luciano, one big game has highlighted his time this past week, with all three of his hits, two of which were home runs, in just one game. The good news is that Luciano has shown a nice improvement in one side of his game. When he’s not hitting, he’s gathering walks and getting on base, which has led to a .400 on-base percentage.
Will Wilson – 4 Games – 3-12, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1 E
Wilson has been getting as much regular playing time as one gets so far in the Fall League, with three starts this week and one game in which he came in late as a replacement. What’s been interesting is that he’s continuing to pick up a lot of playing time in the outfield, with a start in center, a start in left, and a start at third, with his replacement game also being a left fielder. He hasn’t been the hottest hitter, but he did pick up his first home run of the fall this week.
Patrick Bailey – 3-10, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 E
Of all the Giants hitters in the AFL, Bailey has been the most consistent one, with not hitless games this week. Bailey had two starts as a catcher, and also got into a game as a DH. Bailey’s batting .278 with a .409 OBP after his good work, and has been managing his strikeouts this fall after having problems in the regular season with them.
Hunter Bishop – 1 Game – 1-3, 1 2B, 1 SO
It was a bit alarming to see Hunter Bishop miss most of the week, only getting into Saturday’s game, after he missed almost entire the season. At least he had a good game for the one he was in, picking up his first AFL hit in a double.
Gregory Santos – 2 Games – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 3 WP
Any work is good work for Santos as this point, but he’s showing some of the wildness that has plagued him in his worst times, with three walks and three wild pitches in one game over two innings. But this fall shouldn’t be judged as much on performance as just him getting his work in after his suspension.
R.J. Dabovich – 3 Games – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 SO, 3 WP, 1 Balk
In the regular season, Dabovich struck out 62 to 13 walks in 32.1 innings of work. He also had just two wild pitches all season. So his performance and wildness this fall and in this past week particularly was out of character for him. But most of his walks can’t be blamed on the robo-umps, since that’s only being used in Salt River Fields, where Dabovich had just one walk in 2.0 innings.
Cole Waites – 3 Games – 1.1 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP
A nightmare week for Waites, and especially one game where he allowed six runs while getting just one out, allowing all six of his baserunners to score.
Seth Corry – 2 Games – 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 4 SO
Corry finally got his start for the season, working in a starting role (albeit in abbreviated outings, as his normal in the AFL). His first appearance was the ideal outing for Corry, with just a hit and walk allowed in two innings. His second, however, was an unfortunate reminder of the worst of Corry’s season, with four walks while getting just two outs (though both were by strikeout). Hopefully Corry can find a way to use this fall to reset his season.