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AFL update: Automated ball-strike system a success, Andy Pages continues to mash

AZ Fall League: Peoria Javelinas at Salt River Rafters Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Fall League is more than halfway done out in the desert and the trial run with the automated ball-strike system came to an end this past Friday. It was a success in it’s short run and several of the players expressed excitement to’s Jonathan Mayo.

Brewers infield prospect Tyler Black had success on more than one occasion having a call overturned in his favor and not only thinks it improves the game, but sees the marketing side of it as well.

“I think they’ve done a great job with it,” Black said. “I had no experience with it, but so far I love it. I think the biggest thing is they do it quick and efficiently. It’s kind of cool how they put it on the video board, like tennis. I think it could be great for crowd engagement and stuff like that.”

As for the Dodgers this week in action, Andy Pages continues to produce results at the plate while the pitching prospects struggle.

In the three games this week, Pages is 7-for-13 with a home run, two runs driven in and four runs scored. The 21-year-old now has four homers in the AFL and owns a 1.015 OPS in 14 games.

Outfielder Jose Ramos was 1-for-8 with an RBI in the three games and infielder Jorbit Vivas hasn’t played recently.

Meanwhile, the four pitchers from the Dodgers’ system combined to give up 10 runs in 5 23 innings. The bulk of those 10 runs came Tuesday when Emmet Sheehan allowed six runs and couldn’t get out of the first inning.

Here is an updated look at how each player has fared thus far. Follow along here for games as they’re streamed.

Position Players

  • Jose Ramos: 14-for-46 (..304/.353/.391/.744), 8 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 13 SO
  • Andy Pages: 18-for-54 (.333/.422/.593/1.015), 15 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 6 BB, 9 SO
  • Jorbit Vivas: 9-for-27 (.333/.471/.407/.878), 7 R, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 6 BB, 6 SO


  • Emmet Sheehan: 1-1, 6.97 ERA, 10.1 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 6 BB, 3 HB, 10 SO, 4 games (all starts)
  • Tanner Dodson: 0-0, 7.88 ERA, 2 SV 8.0 IP, 12 H, 7 ER, 1 HB 3 BB, 5 SO, 6 games
  • Hyun-il Choi: 0-0, 7.71 ERA, 9.1 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 4 HR, 8 BB, 6 SO, 6 games
  • Ben Harris: 1-1, 13.50 ERA, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 10 R (8 ER), 2 HR, 1 HB, 10 BB, 5 SO, 6 games