SF Giants Prospects

Gary Brown, Brandon Crawford And Scottsdale Scorpions Drop Fall Opener

By Bryan Rose

The Scottsdale Scorpions were supposed to open their Fall League schedule on Tuesday, but thanks to an incredibly odd rain-out (the first in 93120 years, actually) – they opened up their season last night. Unfortunately, despite the big name talent, their opener didn’t go they way they wanted as the Surprise Saguaros took it to the Scorpions with a 10-1 victory.

Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik struggled (as did everybody), combining on an 0-6 evening while Gary Brown spotted the Scorpions one of their two hits, scoring their only run in the ninth with a triple. Crawford knocked Brown in with a ground out to short in the next at-bat.

The Scorpions season will conclude on November 17th with games nearly every day up until that point. We’ll continually update you on the progress of the young kids and how they perform in the Fall League. Make no mistake, this particular league plays a huge role in the current big boy league as almost all the current Major League playoff teams are comprised of at least 40-50% of former Fall League participants. It’s a high quality league with high quality players. Excelling here means a lot to scouts and franchise brass – and potentially opens up a 40 man roster spot for those knocking on the door.