AFL Dish: Aptly-Named Prospect Finishes Strong

Prospect Of The Day
Peoria Javelinas shortstop Brent Brewer (Brewers) didn’t have a particularly good regular season. Drafted in the second round of the 2006 draft out of a  Georgia high school, Brewer spent 2008 split between low Class A  West Virginia and high Class A Brevard County. While Brewer is a gifted athlete, he struggled at the plate and hit just .236/.307/.334 over 449 at-bats between the two stops.

All that was behind him, however, as he added an exclamation point onto his AFL campaign yesterday—the final day of the season. Brewer got just 30 at-bats in the desert, but made the most of them by hitting .300/.344/.700. Yesterday, he went 2-for-4 with two home runs as the Javelinas  took down the Phoenix Desert Dogs, 13-6.

Other Notable Performances
Peoria Javelinas third baseman Justin Turner (Reds) went 3-for-5 with his first home run of the fall. He finishes his time in the AFL with a line of .337/.362/.449 over 89 at-bats. . . Javelinas first baseman Justin Smoak (Rangers) went 1-for-5 with a home run, his second of the fall. . . Peoria Saguaros shortstop Ian Desmond (Nationals) went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run to help the Saguaros edge the Surprise Rafters, 4-3. Desmond wraps up his AFL stint with a line of .267/.364/.525. . . Phoenix right fielder Eric Young (Rockies) went 1-for-2, but smacked his fifth home run of the fall. . . A total of nine home runs were hit in the Scottsdale versus Mesa slugfest. Scottsdale center fielder Brian Bogusevic (Astros) went 2-for-4 with a double and his first home run of the fall. Bogusevic was one of three players the Astros added to their 40-man roster yesterday. . . Scottsdale left fielder Chris Pettit (Angels) went 4-for-6 with a home run. Pettit had a great fall, finishing with a line of .359/.417/.545. . . Scottsdale won the game, 10-9, after a solo home run by right fielder Josh Reddick in the top of the 10th inning. . . Mesa catcher Lou Marson (Phillies) went 2-for-4 with two doubles in the losing effort. Mesa will face off against Phoenix in the AFL championship game on Saturday, Nov. 22.