Eric Longenhagen is publishing brief, informal notes from his looks at the prospects of the Arizona Fall League and, for the moment, the Fall Instructional League. Find all editions here.
For this edition of the Fall League notes, here’s a brief collection of superlatives from last week’s action.
Riley Pint, RHP, Colorado Rockies (101 mph on team gun)
Best Breaking Ball
Riley Pint’s 85-mph slider at the 5:45 mark of this video
James Kaprielian, RHP, New York Yankees (changeup) (Video)
Pat Valaika, SS, Colorado Rockies
Ramon Laureano, OF, Houston Astros (Video)
Fastest Home-to-First time
Yefri Perez, CF, Miami Marlins (4.01 (R))
Other Notes from the Past Week
Yoan Moncada’s footwork at third base looks far more polished and effortless than I anticipated… White Sox LHP Louie Lechich, a converted outfielder, has only been pitching in games since July 28th and is already flashing a plus changeup… The quality of defense, especially among Fall League catchers, has been quite poor.
Eric Longenhagen is from Catasauqua, PA and currently lives in Tempe, AZ. He spent four years working for the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, two with Baseball Info Solutions and two contributing to prospect coverage at ESPN.com. Previous work can also be found at Sports On Earth, CrashburnAlley and Prospect Insider.
this format is pretty awesome, quick and to the point; letting the video to the talking.