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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League starts today. Nine years ago, Bubba Crosby got an invite. He was one of a handful of players John Sickels took a special interest in.

Bubba Crosby, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers (Peoria Javelinas)

Another 1998 first-rounder, Crosby was a major disappointment in 1999. He played better in 2000 but still hasn't reached Double-A. A good AFL showing will revive his prospect status, but if he doesn't do well you can expect his stock to drop even more than it already has.

So, how'd Bubba do? He kicked butt:

Bubba Crosby, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers (Peoria Javelinas)

Crosby has been a bit disappointing since being drafted in the first round in 1998. But he was anything but in Arizona, hitting .346 with a .510 slugging percentage. He was caught stealing seven times, but the Dodgers have to be happy with the bat he showed.

And another first round draft pick, Eric Duncan, was chosen MVP of the AFL a few years later, in 2005. Duncan is now a six-year free agent, so he may never even get a cup of coffee with the Yankees.


posted by BubbaFan, 6:38 PM


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