AFL Update: Alonso And Lindsay Mashing

By Mets Daddy

October 22, 2018 No comments

Desmond Lindsay/Photo by Ed Delany, MMN

Through 10 games, the Scottsdale Scorpions are in first place in the Eastern Division. On a roster comprised of Reds, Astros, Phillies, Giants, and Mets prospects, two of the Mets position player prospects have stood tall and are among the best performers in league action. Behind them are notable performances by some of the other Mets prospects:


Peter Alonso (.306/.390/.611, 2 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI) – Alonso has gone from leading all of the minors in homer to leading the Arizona Fall League in homers. He is also tied for the league in total bases.

Andres Gimenez (.118/.286/.353, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) – Gimenez may just have two hits in Arizona Fall League play, but he has made both of them count with both of them going for extra bases and driving in runs. It is interesting he has just started in four games with him splitting time evenly between second and short.

Desmond Lindsay (.364/.417/1.000, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI) – After dealing with injuries over the past few years and declining production, Lindsay entered Arizona Fall League play with a retooled swing. So far, that swing has resulted in a two homer game and three extra base hits. This has put him second in homers and fifth in total bases despite playing in just three games.

Ali Sanchez (.000/.200/.000) – It has been a rough start for Sanchez. In his two starts, he has reached base just twice while not recording one base hit. Behind the plate, the noted defensive specialist has only caught one of the four attempted base stealers.


Gerson Bautista (0-1, 5.40 ERA, 4 G, 5.0 IP, 1.600 WHIP, 3 BB, 2 K) – The struggles from the regular season have continued forward into Arizona Fall League play. Bautista has allowed a run in three of his four appearances, and despite a near triple digit fastball, he is not able to put batters away.

Matt Blackham (0-1, 2.70 ERA, 4 G, 3.1 IP, 4 BB, 2 K 1.802 WHIP) – Blackham got himself into trouble with walks in his first appearance leading to his allowing a run and taking the loss. After the difficult first appearance, he has made three straight scoreless appearances. Notably, he has not issued a walk over his last two appearances.

Stephen Nogosek (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 3.2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K, 0.817 WHIP) – On the bright side, Nogosek has been near unhittable allowing just one hit in 3.2 innings pitched. However, there have been base runners as Nogosek continues to have control issues walking a batter in each of his past two appearances.

Joseph Zanghi (0-1, 4.50 ERA, 4 G, 4.0 IP, 0 BB, 3 K, 1.250 WHIP) – Zanghi got off to a fast start with three consecutive scoreless appearances before hitting a rough patch before allowing two earned in his last appearance. Much like the regular season, Zanghi has been stingy with the free passes. After issuing just 2.4 walks per nine in the regular season, he has not issued a walk in his four inning pitched in Arizona Fall League play.