Cards AFL Preview – Part Two - Pitchers

Cardinals Special Assistant to the General Manager, Senior Director of Professional Scouting Bruce Manno sets the stage for four Cardinals pitchers playing in Arizona this fall in the second of three exclusive audio interviews.

Coaches and players report to training camps Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for this year's Arizona Fall League (AFL), MLB's premier prospect showcase. Workouts begin Thursday in preparation for the start of the League's 15th season on Tuesday, October 10.

This year, a group of seven top Cardinals prospects will compete as members of the Peoria Saguaros, teamed with players from the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals organizations. There are five other clubs in the League, each with players drawn from five MLB organizations, with all teams located in the Phoenix area.

Each organization will be sending seven players to the AFL this year, with the Cardinals' group consisting of four pitchers, an infielder and two outfielders, all from the Springfield Cardinals (Double-A).

The four pitchers include starter Stuart Pomeranz and relievers Dennis Dove, Eric Haberer and Mike Parisi.

In this second installment of a three-part series, Cardinals Special Assistant to the General Manager, Senior Director of Professional Scouting Bruce Manno explains why Pomeranz is starting and the others are not, scouting reports on each as well as what parts of their game still need tuning.

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In Part Three, subscribers can listen as Manno breaks down the three position players competing in the AFL, including their strengths as well as areas they will be working on under the Arizona sun this fall.

Additional information about the league and past Cardinals' participation in it can be found in the story "Pomeranz, Six Mates to Arizona Fall League".

"Cards Arizona Fall League Preview – Part One".





Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

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