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11/16 AFL final update

The Mesa Solar Sox ended the Arizona Fall League season on Thursday with an 8-3 loss to Phoenix. Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 0-for-4, and finished his AFL stint batting .264. Logan Watkins, a late add to take Javier Baez’s place on the roster, batted .219 in nine games, and Rubi Silva batted .206 in 20 games. Among the Cubs pitching prospects who took part, Dae-Eun Rhee posted a 6.27 ERA in six games, giving up 13 earned runs over 18 2/3 innings in six starts. Nick Struck, the Cubs’ Minor League pitcher of the year, compiled a 5.51 ERA in 12 appearances, giving up 10 earned runs on 12 hits and 12 walks over 16 1/3 innings. Kevin Rhoderick served up five runs on seven hits and struck out 14 over 9 1/3 innings. Tony Zych posted a 3.86 ERA in 13 games, giving up 18 hits and walking two over 14 innings. Peoria and Salt River will play for the AFL championship on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium.

– Carrie Muskat

11/14 AFL update

Rubi Silva had two hits, Matt Szczur scored two runs and was 1-for-4 and Logan Watkins scored another run but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 10-8 to Surprise in Arizona Fall League play on Tuesday. Silva and Szczur each hit RBI singles in the loss. On Wednesday, Mesa travels to Scottsdale for a night game. First pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

11/11 AFL update

Logan Watkins was 3-for-5, including a solo home run, and Matt Szczur was 2-for-5 to spark a 15-hit attack and lead the Mesa Solar Sox to an 11-8 win over Peoria on Saturday. Watkins, the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year in 2012 who was a late add to Mesa’s roster after Javier Baez was injured, was batting .316 in the AFL. Dae-Eun Rhee started, and gave up four runs — one earned — on four hits and two walks over two innings. Sunday is an off day for the AFL, and play resumes Monday when Mesa plays host to Salt River at HoHoKam Park, starting at 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

11/7 AFL update

Matt Szczur and Logan Watkins each had one hit but it wasn’t enough as Mesa was blanked, 7-0, by Surprise on Tuesday in Arizona Fall League play. Tony Zych pitched one inning of relief, and needed nine pitches to retire the side. On Wednesday, Mesa travels to Scottsdale for a 12:35 p.m. MT game. The AFL season ends Nov. 15.

– Carrie Muskat

11/6 AFL & Winter ball updates

Logan Watkins made his Arizona Fall League debut on Monday, and was 0-for-2 with two walks and scored a run in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-4 win over Scottsdale. Watkins was named to the Solar Sox to replace Javier Baez, who injured his thumb. Matt Szczur led off and went 0-for-3 but also drew a walk and scored a run. Rubi Silva was 1-for-4 with a triple. Dae-Eun Rhee started for Mesa, and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings. Nick Struck picked up the win in relief. On Tuesday, Mesa plays host to Surprise at HoHoKam Park. First pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT.

* In the Dominican Republic, Junior Lake was 3-for-4 with three doubles and one RBI for Estrellas de Oriente in a 6-4 loss to Gigantes on Monday. Lake, who was batting .310, started at third and switched to shortstop.

– Carrie Muskat

11/2 AFL update

Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 3-for-5, hitting a solo home run and an RBI single, but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-3 to Peoria on Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. The homer was Szczur’s first in the AFL. Mesa and Peoria square off on Friday in Peoria, starting at 12:35 p.m. MT. Saturday is the Rising Stars game.

– Carrie Muskat

10/28 AFL & more

Arizona Fall League

Matt Szczur went 2-for-4 and scored two runs but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 12-6 to Salt River on Saturday in Arizona Fall League play. Szczur was batting .264 in the AFL and tied for the league lead with six stolen bases. Javier Baez was 0-for-2, and leads the AFL with 16 RBIs. He’s also tied for the league lead with four home runs, and second in the AFL with 55 at-bats. The Solar Sox have Sunday off, and resume play Monday, traveling to Surprise for a 12:35 p.m. MT game.

Winter League

Jae-Hoon Ha posted his second straight three-hit game on Saturday for the Tigres de Aragua in Venezuelan Winter League play. Ha was batting .314 in nine games.

Junior Lake was 7-for-20 (.300) in six games with Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League. Lake has two home runs and was playing shortstop. Another infield prospect, Christian Villanueva, was 3-for-10 in four games with Yaquis de Obregon in Mexican Winter League, while Greg Rohan was batting .205 in 11 games with the Venados de Mazatlan.

Extra bases

Several of the Cubs prospects will be back in Mesa, Ariz., this week to take part in what’s become known as “Camp Bussy/Camp Jarrow” in honor of the team’s strength and conditioning coaches, Tim Buss and Doug Jarrow.

– Carrie Muskat

 

10/25 AFL update

Cubs prospect Kevin Rhoderick served up a three-run home run with one out in the ninth as Scottsdale rallied to beat the Mesa Solar Sox, 4-3, in Arizona Fall League play Wednesday. Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva both started, and each had one hit for Mesa. On Thursday, Mesa plays host to Peoria at HoHoKam Park, first pitch 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

10/23 AFL update

Cubs prospects Matt Szczur had two hits and Javier Baez was 1-for-5 in Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-4, 10-inning loss Monday in Arizona Fall League play. The Solar Sox play Phoenix on Tuesday. Baez is leading the AFL with 12 RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

10/16 AFL update

Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI and Javier Baez drove in a run but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 9-2 to Peoria on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. The Solar Sox travel to Peoria, AZ, on Tuesday for a game at 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

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