The Arizona Fall League season comes to an end this afternoon in the Championship Game between Mesa and Surprise. Peoria‘s season came to an end on Thursday, so the KC Royals contingent of players have already made their way home to start their offseason. The Javelinas finished the season in last place in the West Division at 12-19.
Tomorrow, I will recap the entire AFL season for the eight Royals players. Today, I will take a look at their final week in the AFL. Third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert did not see any action, but the other seven did.
Right fielder Jorge Bonifacio played in three games last week, the most among the Royals contingent. He batted in three different spots in the Javelinas’ order (eighth, third, and seventh), but it did not help his offense. He went a combined 0-for-7 with three walks and a strikeout. Bonifacio also grounded into a double play on November 11th.
Orlando Calixte played in two games last week, batting leadoff in both. He went a combined 2-for-9. Calixte hit a double on November 12th and a three-run home run on November 13th. Calixte played second base in his first game and shortstop in his second and final game (though he made an error).
Lane Adams made one start last week for the Javelinas and that came on November 13th. It was a forgettable one, as he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He did score a run.
On the pitching side, each Royal got into one game.
Noel Arguelles and Malcom Culver each pitched on November 12th. Arguelles entered the game in the 3rd inning and pitched two innings. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three. He also threw a wild pitch and balked (44 pitches, 30 strikes). Culver allowed a solo home run to CJ Cron in the seventh. He induced two ground outs and threw ten of his 16 pitches for strikes.
Jason Adam made his final start a good one for Peoria. On November 13th, he pitched four shutout innings. He allowed two hits while striking out three. Adam threw a wild pitch, but threw 35 of his 55 pitches for strikes.
Angel Baez pitched in relief and needed just seven pitches to get through his one inning of work (though only three were strikes).