Note to self: don't ever, EVER go to a Giants Sunday night football game and not take the day off of work the next day. I don't bounce back like I used to. Anyway, that's why there was no Sunday AFL roundup on Monday.
So here are the performances of the top prospects in the AFL on Monday:
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN-2-4, HR, RBI, BB, SB
Yonder Alonso, 1B, CIN-0-3, 2 RS, 2 BB
Jonathan Gaston, OF, HOU-2-3, GS, 4 RBI, 2 RS, SB
Chase D'Arnaud, C, PHI-1-4, RS, 2B
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI-2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, K
Brandon Allen, 1B, ARI-0-4
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT-0-4
Bryan Peterson, OF, FLA-1-5, 2B, RS, 2 K
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC-2-5, RS, SB
Josh Vitters, 3B, CHC-1-4, 2B
PJ Phillips, 2B, LAA-3-4, 3 SB, 2 RBI
Brandon Snyder, 1B, BAL-1-4, RS
Chris Marrero, 1B, WAS-0-4
Grant Desme, OF, OAK-2-4, HR, 3 RBI
Josh Bell, 3B, BAL-1-4, 2 RS, BB
And an update from ESPN's Jason Grey on some of the top prospects in the AFL after the jump:
It was not a good week injurywise in the AFL, as it lost a lot of star power with the departures of Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton, Scott Sizemore and Dayan Viciedo.
• Sizemore, expected to be the Detroit Tigers' second baseman next year, suffered a fractured left ankle while trying to turn a double play when his spike got caught on the bag as runner David Espinosa slid in to try to break up the play. Sizemore is expected to be ready for the start of spring training, and this setback may not alter the Tigers' plans.
• Heyward, also likely to open next season in the big leagues as the Atlanta Braves' right fielder, suffered tightness in his leg that was enough to send him back to Atlanta for treatment, and likely means he won't be returning.
• The Florida Marlins' Stanton, the only prospect in the minors with true 80 power on the 20-80 scouting scale, suffered a small lower back injury and was shut down.
• Viciedo, the Chicago White Sox third baseman, was replaced on the roster Monday morning due to an undisclosed injury.
So the AFL will be missing 2 of the top prospects in all of baseball-Heyward and Stanton-for the rest of the AFL season.