The New York Mets organization is receptive to using the Arizona Fall League as a chance to let prospects who have struggled and are at a crossroads of sorts be given a second or even third chance at proving themselves. This is not typical of all organizations, and last week I highlighted the case of Mickey Jannis. A player who was in the Fall League last year and who was back again this year, and whose last name you’ll recognize is 25 year-old L.J. Mazzilli.
I just finished reading Part 1 of a fascinating story about a 24 year-old Phillies pitching prospect, Jairo Munoz, written by Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Because he was a castoff of the Kansas City Royals’ system, and struggled in his Fall League appearances for K.C. I’m looking forward to Sielski’s second and third part, and to Munoz succeeding well enough in Clearwater that the Phillies send him to the Arizona Fall League next year.
Part 2 is out today.
And here is Part 3.