Luis Robert is the lone White Sox representative in the Fall Stars game
A few AFL-related notes:
*Eric Longenhagen answered one of Josh’s questions in his chat:
Josh Nelson: Hey Eric. How do Luis Basabe and Luis Robert look so far?
Eric A Longenhagen: LouBob has been fine, Basabe has not been great.
*Speaking of Robert, he’s in the starting lineup for Saturday’s Fall Stars game:
Starting Lineup for the West Fall Stars:
🐗 Lucius Fox SS
🐗 Keston Hiura 2B
🌵 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B
🌵 Cavan Biggio LF
🐗 Cristian Pache CF
🐗 Evan White 1B
🐺 Keibert Ruiz C
🐺 Luis Robert DH
🐺 Estevan Florial RF
🌵 Nate Pearson SP
First pitch 5:08 p.m.
— Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) November 2, 2018
*James Fegan followed up on Zack Burdi’s early AFL exit. I wouldn’t quite say he’s sounding the alarm, but he’s not stopping others for reaching for it:
Even at this stage of advancement with Tommy John surgery and a meticulously tailored rehabilitation program that Burdi has gone out of his way to praise, 10 percent of recipients fail to return to previous levels of performance. As his velocity remains diminished and checkpoints in his return to action continue to proceed without a reappearance of the overpowering stuff that had him blowing away Triple-A hitters during his draft year, that possibility mounts.
- Laz Rivera went 0-for-2.
- Luis Basabe was 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
- Zach Thompson had his first rough outing: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K