Week One in the AFL

With one week in the books in the Arizona Fall League, let’s take a look at the former BlueClaws down there an

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d how they are playing. Here is our intro post from last week.

Anthony Gose (2009): The centerfielder got off to a great start for Phoenix, hitting home runs in his first two games. He’s 5-22 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs so far. Gose, of course, is now a Blue Jays prospect.

Josh Zeid (2010): Playing with Salt River, Zeid gave up three runs in his first inning last week and then threw a scoreless inning on Saturday.

Darin Ruf (2010): He’s 1-8 in two games but the one was a two-run home run in his first AFL at bat on Thursday.

Tyler Cloyd (2009): Cloyd threw two perfect innings with two strikeouts in his debut on Wednesday and in theory could pitch next later today.

Jake Diekman (2008-10): Diekman has pitched twice, throwing a scoreless inning on Wednesday (in which he walked the bases loaded) and then got the last four outs on Saturday for his first save.

BJ Rosenberg (2009): BJ threw a 1-2-3 inning in his debut on Thursday.

Colby Shreve (2011): The only 2011 BlueClaw playing in the AFL this year, Shreve has appeared in two games, allowing a home run in one inning on Thursday and throwing two scoreless innings last night.

The AFL is considered very much a hitters league, and PhuturePhillies explains why.

Note: Zeid is blogging again, click here for his first post in which he notes the following…

I want to thank the the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks for opening up their facilities to us and letting us use their Major League facilities. It is a state of the art facility with a movie theater, a gigantic weight room, and a clubhouse with 8 leather couches and 6+ flat screens ranging from 47- 60+ inches. We are extremely spoiled in there but it makes bonding with brand new teammates much easier.



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