Padres in the Fall Leagues

The San Diego Padres have 11 players seeing action this fall, seven in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) for the Peoria Saguaros and another four in the Hawaiian Baseball League (HBL) for the West Oahu CaneFires.

Padres in the AFL:

Juan Ciriaco has hits in four of the five games he has played but does not have more than one in any game and is 4-for-22 on the season. He does have an RBI in each of his last two games but has whiffed at least once in all five games. He is playing second base exclusively in Arizona.

Chase Headley has reached base safely in all nine of his games, netting a hit in seven. He had a five game RBI streak from October 11 through October 16 and is tied for fifth in the league with 11 hits. Headley is also tied for second in the league with nine runs scored. The third baseman is 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Colt Morton hammered two balls out of the park on October 13, both solo shots, and is 3-for-12 after four games with an on base percentage of .400. In the four games he has caught the team ERA is 6.25 and that includes a shutout on October 17.

Vince Sinisi started the AFL off with a 3-for-5 night that included a homer, two RBI's and three runs scored. He is 3-for-15 since then with no RBI's and two runs scored. He has reached base safely in each of his five games and has split time between left field, first base and DH.

Jonathan Ellis has made it into two games, giving up two runs on one hit in his first taste of the AFL. After a single to lead off the inning, Ellis plunked a batter and tossed a wild pitch. Two groundots followed to score both runners. Ellis has a wild pitch thrown in each game.

Leo Rosales has struck out seven batters in his four innings of work while holding the opposition to a .188 average against (3-for-16). One unearned run has scored against him and he has walked two.

Jared Wells has pitched in just one game for the Saguaros. He faced six batters and induced four ground ball outs and two fly ball outs to put them down perfectly.

Padres in the HBL:

Peter Ciofrone opened the year with a 2-for-2 day that included a bases loaded single but is 3-for-22 over his last six games. He is third on the team with five RBI's but a bit uncharacteristically he has yet to draw a walk.

Sean Kazmar has reached base safely in all but two games but sports a .083 average with just two hits in 24 at bats. He has, however, drawn nine walks and has a free pass in four straight. Kazmar also has an RBI in each of his last two games. He is 0-for-11 off left-handed pitching and while the majority of time has been spent at second base, Kazmar has also logged time at shortstop in three games.

Will Venable opened the year with two hits in his first 12 at bats but has seven over his last 17. The outfielder has three doubles in his last two games and is one of just four players that are batting over .300 in the HBL, among those who qualify. He has, however, whiffed six times in his last three contests.

Neil Jamison leads the HBL in saves with three and in six games that have spanned seven innings he has not allowed a run. Jamison has yielded three hits in 21 at bats with four walks while striking out nine. The opposition is 0-for-6 off him with runners in scoring position.

Stats through Thursday.


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