Monday, November 06, 2006

Peoria Javelinas

If you thought that after the World Series baseball is over, it's not. We move to the Arizona Fall League a.k.a "Winter Ball" where some members of the Atlanta Braves organization have been playing. Anthony Lerew, Joey Devine, Will Startup, J.C. Holt, Josh Burrus, and Yunel Escobar have been playing for the Peoria Javelinas.

Over the past week Escobar has made headlines. Escobar is really hitting his stride batting .424/.457/.545 in 66 AB's. Some look at Escobar as being Atlanta's next shortstop.

Anthony Lerew who has seen his share of ups/downs during his minor league career is currently 0-2 5.40 ERA in 8 games of relief. Joey Devine has a 7.20 ERA in 5 IP while Will Startup has struggled with control giving up 10ER's in 6.1 innings of work.

J.C. Holt has done fairly well in 36 AB's hitting .417/.475/.583 while Burrus has 3HR's in 56AB's. Besides Escobar and possibly Holt the stats aren't very good. I'm not sure how to approach the Fall Leagues. Are you placed there to work out the kinks and try new things? Is it a reverse ST where instead of working on stuff before the season your doing it after the season? I've anyone has an explanation please feel free to let me know.

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