Winter Leagues

Pictures and Notes From Instructs

Pictures and Notes From Instructs

Today was my final day down in Florida. The main purpose of this trip was to get the final information for the 2013 Prospect Guide, as well as a cover photo. There was one game today against the Detroit Tigers' farm system. Below are some notes and pictures from the game.

Jon Sandfort

2012 third round pick Jon Sandfort got the start and pitched two innings. He was mostly sitting 87-89, touching 90 MPH once. Sandfort gave up a three run homer to end one of his innings early, which is one of the benefits of playing in instructs. You can end the inning without three outs, and still go back out for the next inning.

Pat Ludwig

Ludwig came on in relief of Sandfort. The 2012 10th round pick was 87-89 MPH today.

Luis Santos

Luis Santos, one of the guys brought up from the Dominic...

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Winter Leagues

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