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Arizona Fall League Wrap Up: Week 5

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The clock is winding down

Mesa Solar Sox v. Scottsdale Scorpions Photo by Jennifer Stewart/MLB Photos via Getty Images

With the final days of the Arizona Fall League approaching (the last regularly scheduled game comes on Friday with the Championship Game Saturday night) players are getting their last chances to make an impression before heading off to long overdue rests.

And one player we know who absolutely made an impression was Jacob Heyward, who this week made history of a dubious kind.

Jacob is now the face of the Non-Robo Umps camp. Seriously — look at this face!

Hey, but Jacob also made impressions the right way this week, and we’ll get to that soon!

There was, of course, ANOTHER party making a big impression on the prospects front this week, but Kevin’s already covered that topic, so head over to that thread if you want to discuss MLB’s proposal for overhauling the minors.

The Hitters

Joey Bart, Season over .333/.524/.767
Jacob Heyward, 2 games, 2 for 7, 2b, HR, 1 BB, 3 K, Season totals .206/.325/.471
Jalen Miller, 2 games, 0 for 6, 0 BB, 4 K, Season totals .200/.200/.360
Heliot Ramos, 3 games, 2 for 11, 1 BB, 7 K, Season totals .180/.250/.262
Ricardo Genoves, 2 games, 0 for 7, 2 K, Season totals .000/.000/.000

Heyward’s had one big game this week, producing half a cycle with two big swings:

There’s still a lot of swing and miss in Heyward’s game and a questionable hit tool, but four of his last five hits now have been for extra bases which is definitely good to see from the uber-patient OF.

Jalen Miller, on the other hand, can’t be making Farhan Zaidi’s decision on whether or not to include him on the 40 man very appetizing with his .200/.200 avg/OBP line. That’s 0 walks, 10 Ks in 25 PA for the AFL.

Heliot Ramos, too, is struggling to control the strike zone as his season winds down. The newly turned 20 year old is probably getting overdue for his winter’s rest at this point.

Catcher Ricardo Genoves was added to the Scottsdale roster to replace Joey Bart and give the team adequate Catching depth.

The Pitchers

Tristan Beck, 2 GS 8.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, Season Totals 3.63 ERA
Frank Rubio, 1 GS, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 K, Season Totals 1.80 ERA
Tyler Schimpf, 1 G, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, Season Totals 5.63 ERA
Bryce Tucker, 1 G, 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 K, Season Totals 1.23 ERA

Tristan Beck continues to make an impression this Fall with a solid three pitch mix. If he can get the velocity back up to where it was earlier in his Stanford career he’s definitely a potentially interesting starter candidate in a system where such a thing is in short supply. Look he’s already on his way to Pitching Ninja status:

Beck will be an interesting conversation piece when the Community Prospect List starts up again in December — which is probably going to be the next time we all get together to talk prospects.

So enjoy a little prospect break, enjoy the end of the 2019 season, and GO NATS!