As I’ve reported before, there were five Valley League alums who were invited to the Arizona Fall League. The season is now over, so we can take a look at the final stats of the bunch:
- Brian Holmes (Harrisonburg 2010) went 1-0, 1.13 in 6 starts for Glendale. He only allowed 7 hits in 16 innings, but he walked 13 (and struck out 14).
- Harrison Cooney (Front Royal 2012) went 0-1, 4.26 in 9 games for Mesa. He walked 9 and struck out 10 in 12 2/3 innings pitched.
- Joseph Odom (Winchester 2012) hit 133/133/167 in 30 at-bats for Peoria.
- Mac Williamson (Harrisonburg 2011) had a great short season for Scottsdale, hitting 370/442/493 in 73 at-bats. He scored 15 runs, drove in 14, and had an 11/11 BB/K ratio.
- Adam Parks (Charles Town 2013) went 0-0, 9.82 in 3 2/3 innings pitched.
So Big Mac had the best Fall, by a pretty wide margin. Of course, he made his major league debut in 2015, as well. In fact, Mac made Jim Callis’s list of top 20 AFL prospects, at #16:
He made his big league debut in September and looked the part more than most Fall Leaguers at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds. Williamson does a nice job of working counts to get to his solid power, moves well for his size and has a right-field arm.
Hopefully all five can use this experience to springboard to more success!