AFL Recap: Scorpions Lose in Season Finale

By Matt Mancuso

November 17, 2017 5 Comments

The Arizona Fall League regular season has come to a close with the Scottsdale Scorpions losing 7-4 on Thursday and finishing the season 12-17.

Kevin Kaczmarski (2-4, 2 1B, RBI, K)

In his final 2017 AFL game, Kaczmarski performed well going 2-4, with 2 singles. In his second consecutive game, he drove in his 2017 Rumble Pony teammate, David Thompson. He was caught stealing second attempting to start a rally in the third inning.

Overall, Kaczmarski exceeded expectations during his time with the Scorpions, leading the team in AVG and OBP. He ended his tenure in the AFL with a .351/.393/.442 slash line, finishing the season sixth in the AFL with his .351 AVG.

David Thompson (1-3, R, K, LOB)

Thompson ended his season in the most fitting way possible, with a booming double in the fifth. Thompson had a dominant AFL season, finishing with the best SLG and OPS on the Scorpions, concluding his spectacular year with a .328/.371/.569 slash line. If he had enough plate appearances to qualify, he would have ended seventh in the AFL with a .940 OPS and he tied for the league lead with his seven doubles.