Former Rox Roundup | Arizona Fall League (Nov. 2-8)
Throughout the course of the next month, three former St. Cloud Rox players will be among the 180 total players taking part in the Arizona Fall League.
Each week, we will take a look at how Will Craig (2014), Josh Taylor (2014) and Jay Flaa (2013) are doing in the league and recap how they did during the previous week.
Will Craig – Surprise Saguaros
During the fifth week of action in the Arizona Fall League, Craig appeared in two games for the Saguaros.
During that stretch, the former Rox infielder went 2-for-8 with three runs scored, one double, one home run, one walk and one RBI.
Craig is currently hitting .262 in 16 games for Surprise. He has 10 runs scored, three doubles, four home runs, eight RBI, four walks and three stolen bases so far this season. He is tied for second 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 fifth week in the Arizona Fall League, Taylor made one relief appearance on the mound for the Solar Sox.
In that lone appearance, which consisted of one shutout inning of work, the former Rox pitcher gave up no hits, no walks and struck out one.
Taylor currently carries a 3.97 ERA in 11.1 innings on the mound for Mesa, having given up 13 hits, five earned runs and two walks, along with recording 14 strikeouts.
For a full breakdown of how Taylor is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Jay Flaa – Glendale Desert Dogs
During the fifth week of play in the Arizona Fall League this past week, Flaa made one relief appearance for the Desert Dogs.
In his outing, the former Rox pitcher threw one shutout inning, giving up no hits and no walks while striking out one batter.
Flaa has tossed a total of nine innings for Glendale so far this season, giving up a total of 11 hits and six earned runs, along with recording five strikeouts.
For a full breakdown of how Flaa is doing in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Craig, Taylor and Flaa are three of 180 total players from around the country that are taking part in the Arizona Fall League this season.
All 180 players that play in the league are selected by their Major League Baseball affiliate, with each big league club sending their top six prospects in their respective minor league systems. The Arizona Fall League schedule runs from the second week in October and wraps up at the end of November.
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