The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were represented well both at the plate and on the mound over the 2013 Arizona Fall League season. The Angels prospects helped lead the Mesa Solar Sox to the Arizona Fall League Championship where they fell 2-0 to the Surprise Saguaros. Here is how all the Angels prospects did over the fall in Arizona.
RHP R.J. Alvarez : Alvarez had some struggles throwing strikes, but had success when he did. Alvarez was slightly inconsistent having five games where he allowed no hits, and four where he allowed two or more.
R.J. Alvarez 2013 AFL stats : 0-1, 5.40 ERA, 10 G, 0 SV (0/2), 10.0 IP, 12 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 0.82 WHIP, .279
C Jett Bandy: He was the starting catcher in the Championship game and hit a big home run late in the season. Bandy did not reach first by way of a free pass even one time this past AFL season.
Jett Bandy 2013 AFL Stats : .258 AVG, 8 G, 31 AB, 3 R, 8 H, HR, 6 RBI, 13 TB, 0 BB, 7 K, .258 OBP, .419 SLG, .677 OPS
RHP Cam Bedrosian: He started off giving up all three of his earned runs (two on a home run) early in the 2013 AFL season. However, Bedrosian did not give up a hit in his last five appearances, and allowed just one base runner on a walk, throwing 67% (41/61) of his pitches for strikes over those five games.
Cam Bedrosian 2013 AFL Stats : 0-0, 2.89 ERA, 9 G, 9.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, HR, 2 BB, 13 K, 0.75 WHIP, .156 AVG
OF Zach Borenstein : It was a rough AFL season for Borenstein over his 14 games, but he showed a good eye, reaching base by balls 11 times and striking out just 16% of his plate appearances. Borenstein hit a monster three-run home run in his final game of the season to help Mesa clinch an Eastern Division Title.
Zach Borenstein 2013 AFL Stats : .136 AVG, 14 G, 44 AB, 6 R, 6 H, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 10 TB, 11 BB, 9 K, .321 OBP, .227 SLG, .549 OPS
1B C.J. Cron : Cron missed the triple crown of the 2013 AFL season by one home run and four RBI (ranked second in both categories), as he lead the league in batting average. Cron became a very talked about player this October and early November due to his success over the fall. Cron was awarded the EyePromise Vizual Edge Pro Award (batting title) for the 2013 Arizona Fall League.
C.J. Cron 2013 AFL Stats : .413 AVG, 20 G, 80 AB, 17 R, 33 H, 6 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 56 TB, 8 BB, 11 K, .467 OBP, .700 SLG, 1.167 OPS
2B Taylor Lindsey : Lindsey was voted an AFL All-Star, and for good reasoning as he was ranked seventh in second baseman offensively for the league. Lindsey did his best batting deeper in the order, as he hit .333 in 12 at bats, while batting sixth in the lineup.
Taylor Lindsey 2013 AFL Stats : .225 AVG, 19 G, 80 AB, 10 R, 18 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 29 TB, 6 BB, 17 K, .270 OBP, .363 SLG, .632 OPS
RHP Michael Morin : Morin went eight appearances prior to giving up a run in the AFL this season. He also allowed just seven base runners over his first eight games (four hits, three walks), while throwing 64.9% (89/137) of his pitches for strikes over that span.
Michael Morin 2013 AFL Stats : 0-1, 2.03 ERA, 11 G, SV (1/1), 13.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, HR, 4 BB, 12 K, 0.83 WHIP, .149 AVG
LHP Michael Roth : Roth's season came to an abrupt end when he had to have surgery to remove a cyst on his throwing wrist, after just six starts. Roth had some struggles throwing strikes but still maintained to have himself a decent season.
Michael Roth 2013 AFL Stats : 1-0, 3.43, 6 G, 6 GS, 21.0 IP, 18 H, 9 R, 8 ER10 BB, 10 K, 1.33 WHIP, .237 AVG
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