They’ve played 50 games in the Arizona Fall League to date, so I thought it might be fun to look at some of the stats coming out of the desert to date. Yes, I know, it’s a very small sample size, but so what?
The league is averaging 12.26 runs per game, which, I don’t have to tell you, is a good amount of runs. The league is slugging .450 and hitting .280. The Salt Lake Rafters lead the league in team ERA, at 5.19. The league’s ERA is 5.60. Yes, you read that right.
There are 12 hitters with an OPS over 1.000. I know this will come as a shock to you, but the AFL is a good hitters’ league.
Here are some more interesting statistics, not available to all:
Lowest plate appearances to strikeout ratio: Wilfredo Tovar (22.00) and Nolan Arenado (18.67)
Best HR/AB ratio: Michael Choice (1/6.00) and Alex Castellanos (1/9.67)
There are some good pitching numbers to talk about:
Lowest batting average against: Forrest Snow (.034) and Terry Doyle (.078)
Highest K/9 ratio (starter): Nathan Adcock (14.21) and Joe Gardner (14.14)
Highest K/9 ratio (reliever): Alejandro Ramos (17.36) and Andrew Carignan (16.50)
Fewest baserunners per nine ratio (starter): Terry Doyle (4.86) and Cole DeVries (7.71)
Fewest baserunners per nine ratio (reliever): Matt Hoffman (2.70) and Forrest Snow (3.18)
Just a little something to chew on as the new AFL week is about to begin.