Found October 18, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
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One year ago, Angels prospect Mike Trout was still just a minor-league phenom, a kid the team sent to the Arizona Fall League to get in some at-bats and work on his hitting and defense.Twelve months later, Trout is basking in a season filled with highlights, one thats sure to include American League Rookie of the Year and perhaps even MVP.No one can be certain how much his time in Arizona helped Trout he hit just .245 with one home run in 126 at-bats but there are plenty of prospects hoping some of his good fortune will rub off on them.The Angels and Dodgers each have eight players taking part in the AFL, which began last week and concludes Nov. 15. Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig, whom the team signed to a seven-year, 42-million deal, wont be there because of a staph infection in his right elbow, but several others are worth watching.Its really a collection of a lot of the best young players in one place, said De Jon Watson, the Dodgers assistant general manager in charge o...
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