Arizona Fall League Report - October 16

Players in the Arizona Fall League have to share share time in the games. Teams are crowded with top prospects from the various organizations, each deserving to play. More than that, it's the end of a long season and they're tired. So, they split duty, often playing one day, sitting the next.

The Peoria Saguaros have played six games thus far, winning half of those, and Dodger third baseman Blake DeWitt has managed to get into only two. He's hitting well- three hits in his eight at-bats thus far- but, under the system, he hasn't been able to get in that much field time.

Shortstop Chin-lung Hu has seen the most work of the Dodgers on the Saguaros. He's been in five games and has done very well, batting .368 while in the field he has yet to make an error. He hasn't delivered much power with only a double but everything else has been excellent.

But he probably won't be with the team much longer because he undoubtedly will be playing for Taiwan in the upcoming World Cup competition, which his island nation is hosting this year. So, he'll be leaving shortly.

The other Dodger position player, outfielder Xavier Paul, has been cold at bat thus far with only a .111 average.

They're very careful not to overwork the pitchers with a horde of those splitting innings. Of the four Dodgers, only lefthander Greg Miller has a decision and that was a loss suffered in his one start. In that one he was roughed up, so has an 18.00 ERA.

Of the other three Dodgers, all righthanders, Justin Orenduff has done the best with a 2.25 ERA. Zach Hammes stands at 4.50 while Cory Wade was reached for a solo homer in the only inning he's worked so is at 9.00

That .500 record has the Saguaros two back in the West Division, with Surprise leading, having won five of its first six.