Wednesday, October 29, 2014


This season the Arizona Fall League has a different feeling to it. It ALWAYS excites me, but there has already been so much accomplishment for our young kids in the minors and so much buzz that it makes it even more enjoyable to follow and there is still so much more to go!

Last week we wrote about Greg Bird and how he was opening eyes in BIRD IS THE WORD.  Bird is hitting an impressive .349/.382/.651 with 5 home runs in 15 games. He leads the league in home runs, but Aaron Judge will be showcased in the Arizona Fall League's version of the All-Star game.

Judge has a .250BA and two homers in 10 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions, and while his numbers aren't as strong as Bird's this game is designed to showcase the game's top prospects. In July Keith Law released his top 50 prospects list, and Judge was the only Yankee player to make the list so they are sending their biggest name player.

Judge had the best season of all of the Big Three First round picks from 2013. He has been a big part of the offense so far for the Fall League and in the next year or two we could see him in Yankee stadium if he keeps progressing.

It's been a rough start so far for the Scottsdale Scorpions this season, so far they have a 9-10 record and are in last place for the Eastern league. There's still plenty of time left though to make up ground, and with the offense heating up things could change quickly. If you want to catch the Arizona Fall Leagues Fall Star game and watch Aaron Judge tune into MLB Network this Saturday at 8pm ET.

Oh and as always...can't forget to plug our boys. Go Scottsdale Scorpions!

 --Jeana Bellezza, BYB Senior Writer and Editor
Twitter: @NyPrincessJ

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