OFAC Sends Letters To Cuban Players
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2005 Arizona Fall League Top 20 Prospects
By Chris Kline
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AFL players hit 220 homers in just 96 games (or an average of 2.20 per game, ahead of the major league average of 2.06), and the Peoria Saguaros set a new mark for team pitching futility in the AFL with a 6.90 ERA.
Still, three pitchers made the cut on the Top 20--none of them Saguaros--two more than last year. Athletics righthander Huston Street, BAís 2005 Rookie of the Year, was the lone pitcher on the 2004 AFL list.
Hitters with potent bats again dominated this year's list, with 2005 minor league home runs king Brandon Wood leading the way. Wood ripped 14 more homers in the Fall League, topping Tagg Boziedís all-time record of 12 in 2002.
The list reflects players' ceiling and impact potential with some consideration to AFL performance.