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Arizona Fall League Update: Hoerner continues to rake

The Solar Sox are struggling in the AFL, but some Cubs minor leaguers are shining

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for yet another update on the Mesa Solar Sox and the Cubs who are toiling with the “Boys of Fall” in the Arizona Fall League.

The Mesa Solar Sox had another tough week, going 1-3-1 over the past week. This moves their overall record to 9-12-1 and they are currently 4½ games behind the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League East Division. The West also won the “Fall Stars” Game on Saturday, 7-6.

Hitters

Nico Hoerner: It’s not Hoerner’s fault that the Solar Sox have struggled. In fact, he’s been one of the best players on the Solar Sox. This past week, Hoerner played three games, going 5 for 12 with a double and a triple. He stole one base. Hoerner was also a substitute in the Fall Stars game and was 1 for 2. He was caught stealing after his single, however.

In 16 games in the AFL, Hoerner is hitting .358/.380/.493 with two doubles, two triples and one home run and one steal. Not bad for a guy who has only played 14 games outside of the AFL. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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