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Oakland A's MLN: AFL Gets Underway
* Note: The Phoenix Desert Dogs have gone 1-1 in their first two games. All of the A's prospects participating in the fall league are on the Desert Dogs' roster.
Jemile Weeks: Weeks is off to a fast start for Phoenix. Batting lead-off, the A's 2008 first-round pick is three-for-his-first-nine with two doubles, an RBI, a walk and a stolen base.
Corey Brown: The outfielder has collected two hits, both singles, in eight at-bats. He has walked once and struck-out three times.
Grant Desme: The A's "30-40 man" has one hit in seven at-bats, but he has walked three times. He also has five strike-outs.
Mickey Storey: Storey is the only A's pitcher to have appeared in a game thus far. He tossed one scoreless inning in the AFL opener, allowing a walk, but retiring the other three batters.
Chris Carter: Carter is continuing to be an extra-base machine with the Guasave of the Mexican Winter League. Through three games, he has three hits - all of the extra-base variety. On Wednesday, he hit his second homer in three games. His other hit is a double. Carter also walked once on Wednesday, but he also struck-out, his eighth in three games.
Arnold Leon: After allowing a run in his first winter appearance for Culiacan, Leon rebounded with a scoreless inning on Wednesday. He allowed one hit and struck-out one. In 2.1 innings this winter, Leon has given up three hits and a run, but has walked none and struck-out two.
Corey Wimberly: Wimberly has been an everyday fixture in the Obregon line-up, appearing in all four games. He has four hits in 17 at-bats (.235 BA), but has driven-in three runs and scored four times. He has also stolen a base and walked once.
Chris Denorfia: Denorfia has collected at least one hit in all but one of the four games he has played for Zuila thus far. He is four-for-15 (.267) with two doubles and a homerun. He has also walked twice and scored twice.
Scott Patterson: The tall right-handed reliever has made two appearances thus far for Lara. In two innings, he has allowed only a hit and he has struck-out three.
Gregorio Petit: Petit has reached safely in four of five games for Caracas. He has five hits in 18 at-bats (.278) and has driven-in four. One of the hits is a double and he has also walked four times and stolen a base.
Raul Padron: Padron has seen time at catcher and as DH, appearing in all five games for Caracas. He is two-for-nine (.222) with a double and an RBI. He has yet to walk or strike-out.
Leonardo Gil: The infielder has made two late-game appearances for Caracas, striking out in his only plate appearance.
Kyle Middleton: After struggling in his first start for Aragua, Middleton put together a much better second outing, allowing only a run on two hits and two walks in 4.2 innings. He struck-out one. Middleton now has allowed five runs in 7.2 innings over two starts this winter.
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