Fall League Mariners
There are six Mariners playing in the Arizona Fall League:
Greg Dobbs, who we’ve seen and has missed almost all of 2003 with a tendon injury
Michael Morse, who lost a huge chunk of time this year to suspension
Shin-Soo Choo, who hit .315/.382/.462 in San Antonio in 132 games
Brett Evert, the waiver claim worth watching (though his line in Tacoma wouldn’t show it)
Jared Thomas, got 60 innings of relief work in San Antonio, decent numbers
Jon Huber, Inland Empire. On the year, he got almost 140 innings in a good year in the Cal League… I’m not sure why he’s headed to the AFL.
AFL ball is good for purposes of getting players, particularly those who’ve missed playing time for one reason (injury) or another (cough), time on a field against decent competition. However, it’s not good for trying to make evaluations based on time there. The list of bad players who had great stats against AFL competition is long and undistinguished. The talent is not there to make this a good test.