Former Rox Roundup | Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Throughout the course of the next month, 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) just finished up representing Australia in the U-23 Baseball World Cup in Colombia.
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 fourth week of action in the Arizona Fall League, Craig appeared in four more games for the Saguaros.
During that span, the former Rox infielder went 3-for-15 with one run scored, one double, on home run, three RBI and two walks.
Entering the weekend, Craig is hitting .248 with seven runs scored, two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, three walks and three stolen bases for Surprise. He is currently tied for third in the Arizona Fall League in home runs.
For a full breakdown of how Craig is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Josh Taylor – Mesa Solar Sox
In his fourth week in the Arizona Fall League, Taylor made two relief appearances on the mound for the Solar Sox.
In those two appearances, which consisted of 2.1 innings or work, the former Rox pitcher gave up a combined five hits, two runs and just one walk while striking out four.
Heading into the weekend’s slate of games, Taylor is carrying a 4.35 ERA in 10.1 innings for Mesa, having given up 13 hits, five earned runs and two walks, along with recording 13 strikeouts.
For a full breakdown of how Taylor is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Jay Flaa – Glendale Desert Dogs
During the fourth week of play in the Arizona Fall League this past week, Flaa made three relief appearances for the Desert Dogs.
In his three outings, the former Rox pitcher threw 4.2 innings, giving up a combined five hits, one run, one walk and striking out four.
Entering the weekend, Flaa has combined to toss eight innings in relief for Glendale, giving up a total of 11 hits and six earned runs while tallying four strikeouts.
For a full breakdown of how Flaa is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Jack Barrie – Australia
Barrie and Australia wrapped up the U-23 Baseball World Cup on Oct. 28 in Colombia, with Barrie ending up appearing in a total of seven games.
In those seven games, the former Rox outfielder/infielder finished with a batting average of .391, a slugging percentage of .783 and an on base percentage of .481 for Australia. He ended up with tallying six runs, nine hits, three home runs and eight RBI.
For a full breakdown of how Barrie did during his time in the U-23 Baseball World Cup, click here.
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