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Arizona Fall League Roundup: Brandon Belt, Conor Gillaspie Star

Is it me or does every deal Theo Epstein makes always made to be a "smart" deal. Epstein traded for Marlins pitcher Andrew Miller, a former first round pick. This deal was praised by several baseball writers, but I have to agree with Kevin Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus on this deal:

Love how Andrew Miller was mechanically broken mess w/#Marlins, yet trade to #RedSox makes him a diamond in the rough. #FoolYouTwice

I remember Epstein signing Brad Penny and John Smoltz a few seasons ago, and was praised up and down for those deals. How did they turn out? 

Let's get to the top performers in the AFL on Monday:

Brandon Laird, NYY-1-5, HR, 2 RBI (ball travelled reported 500 ft.)

Michael Taylor, OAK-2-4, 2 RS, SB

Jerry Sands, LAD-1-5, RBI

Kyle Skipworth, FLA-2-4, RS

Grant Green, OAK-2-4, RS

Andrew Lambo, PIT-1-4, RBI

Jordy Mercer, PIT-2-4, 2 RS, HR, RBI

Cord Phelps, CLE-3-4, RS, HR, RBI

Dustin Ackley, SEA-0-4

Adron Chambers, STL-2-3, RS, SB

Eric Farris, MIL-0-3, RS, SB, BB

Zack Cox, STL-1-2, 2 BB

Eric Hosmer, KC-0-3, BB

Brandon Belt, SFG-3-4, 2 RS, RBI

Charlie Culberson, SFG-1-5, RS, RBI

Conor Gillaspie, SFG-3-4, RS, HR, 4 RBI

Michael Burgess, WAS-2-4, RS, 3B, HR, RBI

Ben Revere, MIN-1-4, RS

Eduardo Escobar, CHW-1-4, RS, RBI

Leslie Anderson, TB-2-4, 2 RBI

Devin Mesoraco, CIN- 0-4