Detroit Tigers Prospects: Arizona Fall League Weekly Roundup (10/24-10/29)

Oct 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detroit Tigers infielder Colt Keith plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detroit Tigers infielder Colt Keith plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; St Louis Cardinals outfielder Jordan Walker plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

A couple of quick notes from the AFL 2022 season

While the Detroit Tigers prospect roundup was a little duller in week four, the Rafters actually put together some good numbers overall. They climbed back into the standings and were more competitive.

They also kept chipping away at their run differential, which was downright horrendous to start the season. The Rafters now have a -15 run differential, which is surprisingly a 20-run improvement over the course of the last week.

As the Rafters keep going, they will have to find a new arm to rely on for solid outings without Wentz. Tink Hence, a St. Louis Cardinals prospect, has been electric. He’s got some Triston McKenzie vibes to him as the lanky arm, though Hence has been more of a relief arm.

Hence has pitched in seven games where he’s got a 1.42 ERA over 6.1 innings of work for the Rafters. Hopefully, he can continue to find success with that. On top of that, the Rafters have Connor Thomas, who continues to put together good starts for them.

On the offensive side of things, the Cardinals’ prospects continue to swing the bat well there as well. Jordan Walker had more home runs this week, bringing him to four total on the fall with 13 RBI to his credit.

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Hopefully, the Rafters will continue to hang in the race during the next week of games.