Cory Vaughn To Take Part In Inaugural AFL Hitting Challenge
The Arizona Fall League is starting up a hitting challenge this year for their participants — and it sounds like a lot of fun. Here’s the rundown from the official release:
Hitters taking part in the event will receive two minutes to hit against live pitching and be rewarded for points between 100-500. Hitters also can earn points by hitting a wide array of targets on the field and their final swing will come off a tee and be worth double points.
Oversized trading cards, an outfielder on a trampoline and a moving human sphere will be among the targets.
Seven of MLB’s Top 100 Prospects will be taking part in the event, including the No. 1 prospect Byron Buxton and Gavin Cecchini‘s brother, Garin. From the looks of it, each MLB team was able to send one player — so the Mets chose Cory Vaughn out of their AFL group, which makes sense to me. He’s the most polished hitter in the group of our players there.
You can read a little more on the event here and check out a full list of participants as well. The event takes place tomorrow evening at 8:35 ET at Salt River Fields.
(Photo Credit: Gordon Donovan)
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