ATM goes AFL
Hey everyone. We’re back. And from now until just before Thanksgiving, this blog is going to be all-AFL, all the time. So be sure to check us out again as we go behind the scenes and give cutting edge analysis — well, analysis — on what’s going on in the elite Fall League.
And so far, what’s going on is offense…Take a look at the league leaders. Fourteen players are hitting over .400 or higher so far. Six players have more than one homer. Ten players have slugging percentages .800 or better. I know, it’s only four games in, but jeez. Suffice it to say the league batting average of .292, set last year, is in serious jeopardy. So far, AFL hitters are off to a .311 start.
The flip side, of course, is the league ERA. Last year’s 5.32 mark is the worst in the league 13-year history. So far in 2005: 7.12. We’ll continue to track both numbers as the sample size gets bigger.
The other number that looks to get bigger is the win total for the Scottsdale Scorpions. I know it’s early, but it’s hard to see any AFL team matching the Scorpions’ talent.
More as the league unfolds…