Former Rox Roundup | Oct. 12-19
Throughout the course of the next few months, multiple former St. Cloud Rox players will continue playing baseball around the world.
Three former Rox players — Will Craig (2014), Josh Taylor (2014) and Jay Flaa (2013) — are among the 180 total players taking part in the Arizona Fall League, while Jack Barrie (2018) is currently representing Australia in the U-23 Baseball World Cup in Columbia.
Each week, we will take a look at how the former Rox players are doing and recap how they performed during the previous week.
Will Craig – Surprise Saguaros
During the second week of action in the Arizona Fall League, Craig appeared in three games for the Saguaros.
In that span, the former Rox infielder went 4-for-11 with one walk and one stolen base.
Entering the weekend, Craig is hitting .286 with three runs scored, one home run, two RBI and two stolen bases for Surprise.
For a full breakdown of how Craig is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Josh Taylor – Mesa Solar Sox
In his second week in the Arizona Fall League, Taylor made two appearances on the mound for the Solar Sox.
In those two appearances, which consisted of 3.2 innings of work, the former Rox pitcher gave up a combined three hits, just one earned run and struck out four.
Heading into the weekend’s slate of games, Taylor is carrying a 1.69 ERA in 5.1 innings, having given up a total of five hits and one earned run with six strikeouts.
For a full breakdown of how Taylor is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Jay Flaa – Glendale Desert Dogs
During the second week of play in the Arizona Fall League this past week, Flaa made two relief appearances for the Desert Dogs.
In the pair of outings, the former Rox pitcher combined to throw 1.1 innings, giving up no hits and one earned run.
Entering the weekend, Flaa holds an ERA of 3.38 in 2.2 innings, giving up a total of three hits and one earned run on the mound for Glendale.
For a full breakdown of how Flaa is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Jack Barrie – Australia
Barrie and Australia played their first game of the Baseball World Cup on Friday, falling to Venezuela 4-2 in Columbia.
Barrie finished the game going 1-for-3 and recorded one walk while appearing in left field.
Australia will be back in action on Saturday, taking on Czech Republic.
For a full breakdown of how Barrie is doing in the U-23 Baseball World Cup, click here.
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