Arizona Fall League Roundup: Yankees Romine Puts On Power Display In BP

ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11: U.S. Futures All-Star Austin Romine #4 of the New York Yankees looks on during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Fangraph's Bryan Smith is in Arizona catching some AFL games and reporting on his scouting sessions there. This is what he had to say about Yankees catching prospect Austin Romine and Dodgers first base prospect Jerry Sands:

You would be shocked because they have taken totally different approaches to the batting cage over the two days. For Sands, the focus has been hitting the ball the other way. At first, I thought maybe Sands was primarily an opposite field hitter, but given the sheer number of balls he’s hit towards right field in two days, I’m convinced it’s the orders he was given by the Dodgers. This is a guy not out there to show that he can hit the ball 400 feet, but working on improving his game by spraying balls around the park. Romine, on the other hand, has been fun for the home run fans for two days, showing something from the Jim Leyritz skillset: pulling balls to left field with the sole goal of clearing the fence.

Here's a quick look at how some of the top prospects performed in Wednesday's AFL action:

Ben Revere, MIN-1-4

Devin Mesoraco, CIN-1-4, K

Jared Mitchell, CHW-1-4, K

Logan Schafer, MIL-103, RS, 2 BB

Eric Farris, KC-2-5, RS RBI

Caleb Gindl, MIL-1-3, 2 RS, 2 BB

Eric Hosmer, KC-1-4, 4 RBI

Zack Cox, STL-1-4, RS, 2 K

Eric Hurley - 5 IP, 2 H. 5 K

Brandon Belt, SFG-0-4

Derek Norris, WAS-01, RS, 3 BB, SB

Charlie Culberson, SFG-2-4, RS, K

A.J. Pollock, ARO-2-4, RS, RBI, SB

Bryce Harper, WAS-0-4

Brett Jaclkson, CHC-1-5, RS, 2 RBI, SB

Brandon Wood, LAA-1-4, 2 K

Andtrew Lambo, PIT-1-4, RS

Josh Harrison, PIT-3-4, 2 RS, RBI

Kirk Nieuwenhuis, NYM-2-4, 2 RBI

Ivan DeJesus, LAD-2-5, 3 RBI

Trayvon Robinson, LAD-0-5

Austin Romine, NYY-2-4, BB, K

Brandon Laird, NYY-1-4, HR, RBI, BB, 3 K

Michael Taylor, OAK-0-4

Jason Kipnis, CLE-1-4, RS, BB

Adam Loewen, CLE-1-3, 2 RS, HR, 3 RBI

Dustin Ackley, SEA-0-3, RS, BB

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