AFL Results for Twins, Tigers, White Sox, and Indians


What follows is a summary of the 2009 AFL stats for the players from the other AL Central teams.

Minnesota Twins (Mesa Solar Sox):
RHP-Alex Burnett (22):  10 G, 10.2 IP, 3.38 ERA, 6 H, 10 BB, 11 SO
RHP-Steve Hirschfield (24):  9 G, 15.1 IP, 11.15 ERA, 22 H, 8 BB, 17 SO
LHP-Spencer Steedley (24):  11 G, 14.0 IP, 4.50 ERA, 16 H, 14 BB, 8 SO
1B-Chris Parmalee (21):  0.250/.337/.550, 8 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 11 BB, 24 SO
SS-Steve Singleton (24):  0.289/.291/.500, 5 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 1 BB, 12 SO
OF-Rene Tosoni (23):  0.218/.310/.333, 1 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 12 BB, 24 SO

Detroit Tigers (Peoria Javelinas):
RHP-Scot Drucker (27):  7 G, 18.0 IP, 7.00 ERA, 20 H, 9 BB, 13 SO
LHP-Andrew Oliver (21):  11 G, 16.0 IP, 2.81 ERA, 13 H, 9 BB, 16 SO
RHP-Thad Weber (25):  8 G, 12.0 IP, 4.50 ERA, 18 H, 2 BB, 13 SO
RHP-Robbie Weinhardt (23):  11 G, 18.1 IP, 3.93 ERA, 17 H, 7 BB, 29 SO
SS-Cale Iorg (24):  0.217/.266/.350, 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 22 SO, 5 SB
CF-Casper Wells (25):  0.351/.433/.662, 6 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 11 BB, 26 SO, 2 SB

Chicago White Sox (Peoria Javelinas):
RHP-Kyle Bellamy (22):  5 G, 5.2 IP, 1.59 ERA, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 SO
RHP-Justin Cassel (25):  7 G, 18.1 IP, 7.85 ERA, 25 H, 10 BB, 13 SO
RHP-Jacob Rasner (22):  6 G, 6.2 IP, 9.45 ERA, 13 H, 6 BB, 4 SO
RHP-Sergio Santos (26):  11 G, 14.2 IP, 6.14 ERA, 15 H, 10 BB, 20 SO
3B-Brent Morel (22):  0.435/.456/.565, 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 7 SO , 2 SB
2B-C.J. Retherford (24):  0.246/.333/.348, 2 3B, 1 HR, 7 BB, 9 SO
CF-Jordan Danks (23):  0.343/.458/.505, 7 2B, 3 HR, 20 BB, 26 SO, 5 SB

Cleveland Indians (Peoria Saguaros):
RHP-Connor Graham (23):  11 G, 13.1 IP, 6.08 ERA, 14 H, 18 BB, 16 SO
RHP-Josh Judy (23):  11 G, 17.0 IP, 1.59 ERA, 13 H, 8 BB, 20 SO
RHP-Vinnie Pestano (24):  4 G, 3.2 IP, 7.36 ERA, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 SO
RHP-Zach Putnam (22):  5 G, 12.1 IP, 8.76 ERA, 18 H, 3 BB, 18 SO
RHP-Carlton Smith (23):  12 G, 14.0 IP, 5.14 ERA, 22 H, 4 BB, 6 SO
C-Matt McBride (24):  0.378/.511/.649, 4 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 19 BB, 9 SO, 2 SB
CF-Tim Fedroff (22):  0.111/.175/.111, 3 BB, 8 SO

A Few Thoughts and Links:

If there is an organization whose participants showed less than the Royals in the 2009 AFL, it was definitely the Minnesota Twins.  Tosoni (18) and Parmalee (14) were in the top 30 of the Twins system, but they sent little else in terms of talent and it showed.  None of the six players figure to make in impact at the ML level in 2010.

2009 2nd round pick, Andrew Oliver, turned in an excellent AFL season while making his professional debut, but he wasn’t alone.  Iorg (3), Wells (13), and Weinhardt (22) were all in the top 30 of the Tigers system heading into the 2009 season.  2B-Scott Sizemore (7) participated in the AFL briefly before his season ended due to injury.  Sizemore and Weinhardt could factor into the Tigers 2010 plans, but it was Wells who impressed.

The White Sox also sent a 2009 draft pick to the AFL.  They selected Kyle Bellamy in the 5th round and got him 22.0 innings of work prior to his AFL assignment.  Morel (17) and Jordan Danks (7) were the team’s other top 30 prospects to play for the Javelinas.  Dayan Viciedo (2) managed just 18 AFL at bats before he made an early exit due to injury just like Sizemore.  Morel, Danks, and Bellamy all showed well.

Tim Fedroff (23) was the only top 30 prospect from the Indians organization to play in the AFL.  Nevertheless, Matt McBride and Josh Judy provided some promising results, as far as fall league results go anyway.

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