Arizona Fall League play is starting to wind down, with just ten days to go before the final Championship Game. They held their “Fall Stars” game over the weekend, and Estevan Florial was the lone Yankees prospect in attendance. Let’s check in on how Florial and the other Yankee participants played over the last week.
After a slow start to the AFL, Thairo Estrada finally got going at the plate during week three. The good news is that he has kept it up. He had a rough 0-for-5 day, but went 4-for-12 over his last three games. The shortstop is now slashing .261/.301/.290.
On the flip side, Florial was 1-for-8 over the past week. The one hit came during the Fall Stars game, where he tripled during his only at-bat. At least he made that appearance count. He still has just nine hits through 61 at-bats. Steven Sensley hasn’t done much better. After going 1-for-9 over the past week of games, he’s now batting .190/.239/.238.
The story about the Yankees pitchers is pretty much the same as it was last week. Half of them have been good or decent, and the other half have been awful. Right-hander Jordan Foley now owns a 13.11 ERA across 11.2 innings. He is in a bad way. Foley only made one appearance over the past week, and surrendered four runs during 3.1 innings. Throughout the entire AFL so far, he has yet to have a scoreless outing. Kyle Zurak had another poor outing, giving up three runs off four hits during an inning of work. He has now been tagged for 12 earned runs through just 6.2 innings. Yikes.
Matt Wivinis and Hobie Harris only made one appearance each over the past week. The former gave up a run during an inning of work. That was just the second run he has surrendered during the AFL, bringing his ERA to 1.74 through 10.1 innings. Meanwhile, Harris notched three strikeouts over a two-inning appearance.