It’s hardly a footnote to the American League Championship Series, but it’s worth mentioning that the Arizona Fall League begins today.
The Yankees have Ian Kennedy, Mike Dunn, Zach Kroenke, Grant Duff, Colin Curtis, Brandon Laird and Austin Romine playing for the Surprise Raftors. You already know Kennedy and New York got to see a little bit of Dunn during a September call-up.
Kroenke is a lefty reliever who was named Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Pitcher if the Year this season, Duff is one of the hardest throwing right handers in the organization, Curtis is a toolsy outfielder, Laird is a power hitting corner infielder and Romine is one of the team’s top prospects, a fine defensive catcher with pop.
It’s an interesting group with some guys who could have a big league impact next year — Phil Hughes played in the Fall League last year — so it’s worth a glance or two, if you can pull yourself away from the playoffs.