Mets in the AFL

Through 16 games, Ken Oberkfell's Grand Canyon Rafters continue to fight the .500 mark, taking a 7-9 record into this week's action.

The Rafters continue their schedule with six more games this week. Our weekly look at how the Mets' prospects are faring in the AFL:

Jeremy Hill, RHP: Hill's Arizona Fall League campaign came to an early end when he suffered an elbow injury and was sent home, replaced on the Rafters roster by Class-A righthander Henry Owens. Hill finished up the AFL with four appearances, going 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 5.1 innings pitched.

Chase Lambin, IF: Through eight games, Lambin is hitting .276 (8-for-29) with two doubles, one home run and three RBI. The utilityman has seen action at shortstop, second base and as a designated hitter, and had a pair of multi-hit games last week, stroking two hits against Mesa on Oct. 15 and against Surprise on Oct. 20.

Matt Lindstrom, RHP: It hasn't been pretty for Lindstrom, who has yet to make an appearance in the AFL without allowing at least one run. He saw action in a pair of games last week, throwing one inning against the Peoria Saguaros (three runs on three hits) and against the Peoria Javelinas (two runs on one hit). Overall, Lindstrom has a 12.00 ERA in five AFL appearances, and opposing batters are raking him at a .481 clip (13-for-27).

Evan MacLane, LHP: Made his third start for the Rafters on Oct. 20, suffering the loss in a four-inning effort against the Surprise Scorpions. In that start, MacLane allowed five runs (two earned), including two home runs. Overall, MacLane is 0-2 with a 9.90 ERA in three starts for Grand Canyon; in 10.0 innings pitched, AFL batters have cracked the lefty at a .373 clip (19-for-51).

Lastings Milledge, OF: Back in action after suffering a bruised left heel in his fifth game of the fall, Milledge played in four games last week for Grand Canyon and stroked hits in each one, extending a hitting streak to five games entering Monday's play. Milledge is hitting .306 with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases in nine games, belting his second homer of the fall against Mesa on Oct. 21.

Andy Wilson, C: Has been used only as a catcher so far in the fall, and played in two games this week, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two walks against Mesa and the Peoria Saguaros. Overall, Wilson is hitting .286 (4-for-14) with three runs scored in five AFL games.


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