Byron Buxton is leading off and playing CF, Max Kepler is playing 1B and hitting seventh. And my main man Meyer is starting the game.
Meyer is not getting it light that is for sure as the Solar Sox feature Cubs' 3B Kris Bryant, OF Jorge Soler, A's SS Addison Russell and big thumpers in Matt Skole and CJ Cron.
Also on the Buxton front:
host of future Major League stars will compete in the AFL inaugural Bowman Hitting Challenge at 6:35 p.m. MT on Oct. 12 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in a home run-derby environment. Seven of MLB.com's Top 100 will take part in the event, including No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton of the Twins.
Oakland's Addison Russell (No. 17), the Cubs' Albert Almora (No. 21), the Dodgers' Corey Seager (No. 47), Miami's Colin Moran (No. 71), Boston's Garin Cecchini (No. 82) and Kansas City's Jorge Bonifacio (No. 89) also will participate.
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.
Edited by Bob Sacamento, 08 October 2013 - 01:46 PM.