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Rays prospects and winter leagues: Salt River wins AFL Championship

The Arizona Fall League ended with Salt River’s 5-1 win over Surprise Saturday.

Salt River Rafters v. Mesa Solar Sox
Ronaldo Hernandez hit an RBI single Saturday
Photo by Buck Davidson/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Other than the AFL Championship, it was a pretty slow week for offseason Rays action.


2B Jonathan Aranda, Liga Mexicana del Pacífico

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 1 AB, .000/.000/.000

SS Wander Franco, Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 26 AB, .192/.192/.308

According to this tweet, Franco’s LIDOM season is over.

C Michael Perez, LIDOM

This week: 11 AB, 1 R, 2 H, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K
Offseason: 18 AB, .222/.250/.278

Perez started his offseason with a hit in his first four games.


LHP Cristopher Sanchez, LIDOM

This week: one-third IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Offseason: 2 IP, 13.50 ERA, 2.00 WHIP

RHP Luis Santos, LIDOM

This week: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 2 13 IP, 3.86 ERA, 1.71 WHIP

Done for the offseason

RHP Shane Baz, AFL

This week: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Offseason: 11 IP, 8.18 ERA, 1.91 WHIP

Baz allowed a run in five of his eight appearances, but it was probably still a good learning experience.

2B Vidal Brujan, Arizona Fall League

This week: 10 AB, 1 R, 1 H, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K, 0/1 SB
Offseason: 82 AB, .256 BA/.380 OBP/.463 SLG

Brujan slumped to end the fall season, but it was still a solid campaign.

C Ronaldo Hernandez, AFL

This week: 4 AB, 3 H, 1 RBI
Offseason: 39 AB, .359 BA/.381 OBP/.513 SLG

Hernandez ended his fall on a high note, hitting in four straight games.

OF Josh Lowe, AFL

This week: 0 AB
Offseason: 52 AB, .327 BA/.379 OBP/.558 SLG

I’m not aware of a reason for Lowe not playing since Oct. 16. Regardless, he had a successful AFL season.

RHP Simon Rosenblum-Larson, AFL

This week: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Offseason: 12 23 IP, 2.13 ERA, 1.50 WHIP

Rosenblum-Larson finished his fall with four straight scoreless appearances.

RHP Drew Strotman, AFL

This week: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Offseason: 21 IP, 6.43 ERA, 1.52 WHIP

After returning from Tommy John surgery late this season, Strotman wrapped up his year with 21 innings in the AFL.

RHP Alex Valverde, AFL

This week: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Offseason: 10 IP, 0.90 ERA, 0.70 WHIP

Valverde pitched two-thirds of a scoreless inning in the AFL Championship.

All stats are through games of Oct. 26.