AFL Star of the Day/Another New blogger
The roll of AFL players sharing their experiences continues to grow. Go leave a comment for Brewers pitcher Josh Butler, will you?
The latest leaders on MLBlogs were just listed for the entire regular season and B3 finished No. 27. Not too shabby. Thanks to all who helped make sure I finished ahead of Tommy Lasorda. Keep coming back. I’d love to see B3 crack the Top 25 by the time when the year-end leaders are posted.
Now on to the Stars of the Day for Monday:
Josh Bell, 3B, Phoenix (Orioles): Bell, who came to the O’s at the trading deadline in the George Sherrill deal, has been ridiculously hot. He went 4-for-5 on Monday with a double, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. He’s tied for the league lead with a .533 batting average and he’s second with a 1.478 OPS. He’s gone 7-for-9 over his last two games. Bell is coming off a very solid 2009 campaign in Double-A, finsing with a .295 average, 20 homers, a .516 SLG and .892 OPS. He slugged .570 with a .917 OPS in 33 games after coming to the Orioles organization.
Brandon Erbe, RHP, Phoenix (Orioles): It’s an O’s sweep. Erbe made his AFL debut a good one, tossing two perfect innings while striking out two. The Desert Dogs, not shockingly, are now 5-1. Erbe missed considerable time with a shoulder injury. When he was on the mound in Double-A, the 21-year old was nasty, with a 2.34 ERA and .170 batting average against.