Rattler Alumni Report – Winter League Games through November 17, 2013

The Arizona Fall League finished its regular season and held its Championship Game.  The Surprise Saguaros – with the assistance of some Timber Rattlers players – won the pennant with a 2-0 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox.

AFL Champions

Surprise had defeated Mesa, 2-0, at Scottsdale Stadium, winning the franchise’s first championship since 1995. But other than center fielder Tyler Naquin’s spontaneous decision to take the official championship picture wearing Jorge Alfaro’s catcher’s mask, the celebration was rather low key. There was some Chipotle, but no trophy — or Champagne — waiting for the Saguaros in the clubhouse.

But none of it mattered to them.

Click that link up top to see David Goforth (’12) get the final out with a called third strike…and also to see Kevin Shackelford get a running start to wind up on top of the victory scrum.  It’s getting to be his signature finishing move.  Like here after the Rattlers beat Clinton in the Western Division Finals back in 2012.

Where's Shackledaddy

Here’s a better look at the comparison:

Three Rattlers played in the Championship Game for Surprise:
Mitch Haniger: 0-for-3
Tyler Cravy: 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, Hold
David Goforth: IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, Save

To the regular season stats!

Arizona Fall League:
Surprise Saguaros (18-12-1):
Mitch Haniger:  25 games; .280/.354/.480; 4HR, 24 RBI
Jason Rogers: 18 games; .311/.432/.459; 2HR, 8RBI
Tyler Cravy: 10 games, 1 start; 0-1, 2.76 ERA; 16.1IP; 9BB, 16K, 1.29 WHIP
David Goforth: 12 games; 1-1, 4 Saves, 3.75 ERA; 12.0IP; 4BB, 15K, 1.29 WHIP
Kevin Shackelford: 11 games; 1-1, 3.09 ERA; 11.2IP; 4BB, 13K, 1.29 WHIP

Bravos de Margarita (16-17):
Renee Cortez: 9 games; 1-0, 7.15 ERA; 11.1IP; 8BB, 6K, 1.94 WHIP

Cardenales de Lara (11-20):
Oswaldo Navarro: 24 games; .296/.375/.451; 2HR, 13RBI
Luis Valbuena: 4 games; .316/.350/.368; 0HR, RBI
Jose Escalona: 9 games, 1 start; 0-0, 7.71 ERA; 11.2IP; 6BB, 9K, 1.89 WHIP
Caesar Jimenez: 4 games; 0-1, 6.23 ERA; 4.1IP, 2BB, 4K, 1.38 WHIP
Jose Jimenez: 12 games; 1-0, 3.86 ERA; 4.2IP; BB, 4K, 1.50 WHIP

Leones del Caracas(15-17):
Mike Fiers: 1 game; 0-0, 13.50 ERA; 1.1IP, 0BB, 2K, 1.50 WHIP
Juan Ovalles: 2 games; 0-0, 27.00 ERA; 0.1IP; 0BB, 0K, 9.00 WHIP

Navagantes del Magallanes (19-14):
Carlos Maldonado: 10 games; .233/.385/.267; 0HR, 4RBI

Algodoneros de Guasave (17-15):
Kalian Sams: 19 games; .192/.300/.410; 4HR, 13RBI

Tomateros de Culican (16-15):
Alex Liddi: 25 games; .239/.273/.391; 3HR, 11RBI
Johan Limonta: 4 games; .214/.267/.214; 0HR, 2RBI

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (15-9):
Edward Paredes: 7 games; 0-1, 7.71; 2.1IP; BB, 2K, 2.14 WHIP
Juan Sandoval: 14 games; 1-0, 2.25 ERA; 12.0IP; BB, 5K, 1.33 WHIP

Estrellas de Oriente (8-16):
Juan Diaz: 18 games; .149/.216/.191; 0HR, 3RBI

Gigantes del Cibao (10-14):
Carlos Peguero: 7 games; .296/.387/.556; 2HR, 7RBI

Leones del Escogido (15-9):
Leury Bonilla: 1 game; 1-for-2

Tigres del Licey (16-9):
Sean Halton: 15 games; .327/.410/.538; HR, 11RBI
Carlos Triunfel: 11 games; .190/.261/.286; 0HR, 0RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (4-8):
Jeff Dominguez: 11 games; .156/.289/.219; 0HR, 3RBI
Miguel A. Martinez: 4 games; 0-0, 5.40ERA; 6.2IP, 3BB, 4K; 1.80 WHIP

Criollos de Caguas (7-5):
Efrain Nieves: 3 games, 2 games started; 1-0, 6.75ERA; 9.1IP, 8BB, 12K; 2.04 WHIP

Gigantes de Carolina (7-4):
Justin Souza: 4 games; 1-0, 2 saves, 3 save opportunities, 2.08 ERA; 4.1IP; BB, 2K; 0.92 WHIP

Indios de Mayaguez (6-3):
Martin Maldonado: 3 games; .143/.333/.143; 0 HR, 0 RBI
Rene Rivera: 8 games; .158/.150/.316; HR, 4RBI
Hiram Burgos: 3 games; 0-0, 2.25 ERA; 4.0IP, 4BB, 4K, 2.25 WHIP

Sydney Blue Sox (7-3):
Craig Anderson: 3 games, 3 starts; 1-1, 3.71 ERA; 17.0IP, 5BB, 16K; 1.47 WHIP

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