1. There goes another AFL home run for Jeter Downs. I've seen 3 bombs from him in just the last few games. He's hot!

  2. It's a beautiful day in Arizona, and I'm in Surprise for the first game of a tripleheader of sorts. AFL game started at 1230, instructional game at 2pm, then a night AFL game at 630pm. Life is good.

  3. Surprise Saguaro pitchers combine for 4-hit shutout, 5-0, over Solar Sox at Mesa. 19 K's by the 6 Surprise pitchers.

  4. The instructs team has multiple large young dudes who hit balls very, very hard. Michel Triana hit a long ball to RF that got out quickly, then Ruben Ibarra smoked a double down the LF line.

  5. top international signee in 2021, Wilman Diaz, just hit a long HR to LF in instructs game. Middle infielder with a strong frame.

  6. First time seeing Bayron Lora in instructs. Still a very large young man. He just hit a home run to right center.

  7. One more international debut today. Moises Ballesteros just entered the game and lined a double into the RF corner.

  8. Brayan Altuve making his stateside debut today for instructs. He's 2 for 2 so far with a single and a triple. Even better, he showed off an impressive bat flip after hitting his triple to the left center gap.

  9. Elly De La Cruz was our #1 ranked prospect in the Arizona League this year. I saw him today for the first time since July, and he hit an oppo field HR in his final AB of the day.

  10. It was a great day to see recent draft picks after the mound at vs instructs. After Mozzicato and Williams, we were also lucky enough to see Doug Nikhazy & Tommy Mace (Indians) and Ben Kudrna & Shane Panzini (Royals) ...

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