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Sox prospects in AFL title game today

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  November 20, 2010 11:01 AM

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The Arizona Fall League championship game today is today at 3 p.m. (ET). MLB Network and MLB.com will have the broadcast.

The Peoria Javelinas (whose roster includes several Red Sox prospects) will face the Scottsdale Scorpions. The lineups are not out yet, but Ryan Lavarnway, Jose Iglesias and Juan Carlos Linares are on the Peoria roster along with Jason Rice and a few other pitchers.

Go here for all the information on the teams and the league.

UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: Here is the Peoria lineup:

Phelps 5
Iglesias 6
Ackley 4
Lavarnway 2
Loewen 9
McDade 3
Kipnis DH
Thames 7
Barnes 8
Greenwalt 1

Good chance to see Iglesias and Lavarnway. Plus Bryce Harper is playing for Scottsdale. If you watch the game, post your impressions here.

UPDATE, 5:59 p.m.: Peoria lost the game 3-2. Iglesias was 0 for 4 and Lavarnway 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Rice threw a scoreless inning but walked two.

So that's it for the AFL. Iglesias ended up getting 71 at-bats in Arizona and had 332 for the season, which is fewer than hoped because of the broken finger he had. Add it all up and he hit .286 with 13 doubles, three triples and 28 RBI.

It's a concern that he drew only 17 walks. But it's typical of young players not to be too advanced as far as plate discipline. He turns 21 in January and that will come in time.

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