Thursday, August 30, 2012

Puig, Pederson Headed to AZ Fall League

From "Dodgers 8/29/12 Minor League Report - Crush or Get Crushed" by Brandon Lennox at True Blue LA:

In case you haven't already heard, the Dodger players who will participating in the Arizona Fall League have been announced. These players, who will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox, are: RHP - Red Patterson; LHP - Steven "Paco" Rodriguez & Eric Eadington; C - Griff Erickson; INF: Rafael Ynoa; OF - Joc Pederson & Yasiel Puig. I'll have a more detailed post as the AFL season approaches, but in short this is a exciting group of guys (some more exciting than others) who should get some valuable experience against some of the minor league's top competition. For Puig and Pederson it will especially interesting to see how they fare against more advanced players.

The Solar Sox play in October and November, so at least there'll be some games to follow after the World Series. Especially looking forward to seeing how Puig handles the next level of competition after hitting .386 with 1 HR at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.