Just in case you are jonesing for live baseball like I am, the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars game will be shown tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on MLB Network.
Yankee prospects Mark Montgomery, Austin Romine and David Adams were all selected for the roster. And just in case you haven’t seen Billy Hamilton, phenom shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, he will also will also be playing in tonight’s game.
So far in AFL play, Montgomery has pitched in seven games – 8.1 innings – and has only allowed two hits and one earned run while fanning 15 batters. Romine has managed to stay healthy so far this Fall – he suffered a back injury in Spring Training and missed nearly the minor league entire season. He’s batting .273 with three doubles in 12 games. And Adams, while his average isn’t anything to write home about (.226) he has hit six doubles which leads the team.
Tonight’s game will be a chance for us poor baseball deprived people to watch a real live game again and will also give us a chance to check out some of the Yankee prospects we haven’t seen before.
As excited as I am to see the Yankees prospects, I’m even more excited to see Hamilton. In 82 games in 2012, Hamilton had a .323/.413/.439 line and he stole 104 bases (No, that’s not a typo). He was caught stealing 21 times. I want to see how fast Hamilton really is and I hope he steals second, third and home in this game.