Juan Lagares and Jefry Marte AFL Debuts

Yesterday, Juan Lagares and Jefry Marte made their Arizona Fall League debuts.  RF Lagares just continued his strong work from the regular season, when he hit a combined .349/.383/.500 between advanced-A and AA, going 2-6 with  two strikeouts.

3B Marte (pictured) was 1-for-3 with two walks, and a strikeout.  Marte was significantly better in the first half of the 2011 season when he hit .283/.357/.402 than in the second when he slipped to .210/.263/.284.  It’s not all batting average: his first half isolated slugging percentage was .119 while it slipped to .074 in the second half.  Also, he walked at a 9.4% clip in the first half and 5.6% in the second half.  He had eight multi-walk games in 2011, but just one in the second half.  What happened?  Can he regain his first-half form in the AFL?

You know, the way he hit in the first half moves him closer to double-A readiness than I thought.

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