Former Rox Roundup | Arizona Fall League (Nov. 9-15)
Over the past month and a half, three former St. Cloud Rox players were among the 180 total players who took part in the Arizona Fall League.
With the league wrapping up play this week, let’s take a look at how Will Craig (2014), Josh Taylor (2014) and Jay Flaa (2013) did during the previous week, while recapping how they did overall in the Arizona Fall League this season.
Will Craig – Surprise Saguaros
During the sixth and final week of action in the Arizona Fall League, Craig appeared in five games for the Saguaros.
During that stretch, the former Rox infielder went 8-for-18 with five runs scored, two home runs, 10 RBI and drew three walks.
Craig finishes his time in the Arizona Fall League hitting .304 in 21 games for Surprise. He tallied 15 runs scored, three doubles, six home runs, 18 RBI, seven walks and three stolen bases this season. He ends the year tied for the most home runs in the Arizona Fall League.
For a full breakdown of how Craig did in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Josh Taylor – Mesa Solar Sox
In his sixth and final 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 two innings of work, the former Rox pitcher gave up a combined five hits, four runs, no walks and struck out three.
Taylor appeared in 10 games this season for Mesa, totaling 13.1 innings on the mound. He gave up 18 hits, nine earned runs and two walks, along with recording 17 strikeouts.
For a full breakdown of how Taylor did in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Jay Flaa – Glendale Desert Dogs
During the sixth and final 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 three shutout innings, giving up a combined three hits and one walk while striking out one batter.
Flaa tossed a total of 12 innings in 11 games for Glendale this season, recording an ERA of 4.50. He finished giving up a total of 14 hits and seven earned runs, along with recording six strikeouts.
For a full breakdown of how Flaa did in the Arizona Fall League, click here.
Craig, Taylor and Flaa were three of 180 total players from around the country that took part in the Arizona Fall League this season.
All 180 players that played in the league were 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 ran from the second week in October and wrapped up in the third week of November.
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