Half the teams in the Arizona Fall League have been highlighted, and next up on the preview list is the Peoria Javelinas. The Javelinas roster includes a southpaw that strikes out batters at a high rate, the most exciting player in the AFL, and a candidate for best professional debut from the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft class.
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Peoria Javelinas (Reds, Twins, Phillies, Padres, Mariners)
Standout Pitcher: James Paxton, SP, Mariners, 23 years old
Standout Hitter: Billy Hamilton, SS/OF, Reds, 22 years old
Bonus: Mike Zunino, C, Mariners, 21 years old
James Paxton had an impressive professional debut in 2011, striking out 131 batters in 95.0 innings split between Low-A (56.0 innings) and Double-A (39.0 innings). He had occasional struggles with his control, walking 43 batters (4.1 BB/9), but was at his best after moving up to Double-A, where his walk rate was a solid 3.0 BB/9. His strong finish earned him ...