Originally written November 18, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
On Saturday, the Peoria Javelinas won the Arizona Fall League championship in a winner-take-all one-game match up with Salt River, following a season in which the club posted a league-best 19-13 record. Peoria, which was made up of prospect from the Phillies, Reds, Twins, Padres and Mariners, featured many highly regarded prospects.  Phils minor league outfielder Zach Collier was among them and was a certainly key contributor all throughout the five-week long season.  In 19 games, the 22-year-old California native posted a .371 batting average with four doubles, three triples, 10 RBI and three steals. Collier, who began the 2012 regular season serving a 50-game suspension following a positive test for a banned substance in 2011, has had a slow rise in the developmental ranks after he was selected by the Phillies in the supplemental first round on the 2008 draft out of Chino Hills High School (CA).  Along with missing time this year, Collier sat out the entire 2010 season following ...
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