Sean West on pitched one inning the AFL Rising Stars Game, but it was a good one.
Arizona Fall League - also known as "Major League Baseball's "Finishing School" - held it's third annual Rising Stars game at Surprise Stadium (Spring Training home of the the Texas Rangersand Kansas City Royals) in Surprise, Arizona last night. The Rising Stars game is sort of an All-Star game made of an All-Star league. Many of the AFL's participants are among the top prospects in their respective organizations and are in Arizona for 6 weeks to refine their skills, showcase their talents for scouts before the winter meetings, learn a new position or just continue to build on their regular season success heading into the winter.
Florida Marlins/Solar Sox 6'8" 240lb lefty Sean West was quite impressive in his inning of work. He struck out three batters and walked two, but only one pitch was even grazed by a bat. He has the proverbial "electric" stuff. And despite only 11 of his 20 pitches going for strikes he wasn't neccessarily "wild". A few of his pitches were clocked at 96 and his slider was a very mean 88 and 89 mph.
So Sean showed "electric" stuff and questionable control, yep, he is one of ours.
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