Chiang off to nice start in Arizona Fall League
Not a banner day for Mariners prospects in the Arizona Fall League opener on Tuesday as the Peoria Javelinas debuted with a 12-9 loss to Salt River, but young outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang did go 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and two runs scored to get himself off to a nice start.
Chiang is the 23-year-old acquired from Boston in the Erik Bedard trade and the Mariners would love to see him have a nice AFL run after he struggled upon joining Double-A Jackson this summer.
Adam Moore and Nick Franklin, the other two Mariners position players with Peoria, each went hitless in Tuesday’s opener. Franklin started at shortstop and led off for the Javelinas. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored while committing the team’s lone error on a throw.
Moore, on the comeback trail after tearing ligaments in his knee during the first week of the season for the Mariners, went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
The same two teams play again Wednesday night at Salt River as the 38-game schedule gets rolling. If you’re looking for more information on the Arizona Fall League and what it entails, MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo filed this story on the league and what top prospects are playing this season.