Oakland A's MLN: AFL Gets Underway

Weeks is off to a good start with Phoenix.

The Arizona Fall League is officially underway, with two games already in the books. We update the progress on the A's prospects playing in the league, as well as A's prospects participating in winter ball around the world.

Arizona Fall League

* 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.

Mexico

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.

Venezuela

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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