Former BlueClaws Set For Arizona Fall League

Darick Hall, Arquimedes Gamboa among former BlueClaws in Arizona

By Lakewood BlueClaws | October 9, 2018 12:32 PM

The Arizona Fall League is underway and runs through November 17th. 

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Several former BlueClaws are in Arizona for the prestigious Arizona Fall League, which begins on October 9th and runs through November 17th. 

Below, find the list of former BlueClaws participating in the AFL this fall. 

Luke Leftwich spent the first half of the 2016 season with the BlueClaws, going 7-3 with a 2.00 ERA. He was promoted to Clearwater later in that season. He spent 2016 with Clearwater and 2017 with Double-A Reading where he went 3-4 with a 3.73 ERA. He was originally a 7th round pick in the 2015 draft from Wofford. 

Jonathan Hennigan began the 2018 season with Lakewood and went 1-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched. He was promoted to Clearwater in July and gave up three earned runs in 17.2 innings with the Threshers over 15 appearances. Hennigan, 24, was a 21st round pick of the Phillies in the 2016 draft out of Texas State. 

Tyler Viza pitched for the BlueClaws in both 2014 and 2015 after being selected in the 32nd round of the 2013 draft out of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. On July 27, 2015, he became the first BlueClaws pitcher in four years to throw nine innings in a game when he allowed one run against Kannapolis. Viza split this year between Reading and Lehigh Valley. 

Arquimedes Gamboa spent 2017 with the BlueClaws and hit .261 with eight home runs. He finished the season on a 14-game hitting streak, going 23-55 over that stretch. Gamboa, from Guiria, Venezuela, spent 2018 with Hi-A Clearwater.

Darick Hall set BlueClaws franchise records with 27 home runs and 96 RBIs in 2017. He broke both records with a two home run, seven RBI game at Hagerstown on August 23rd. This year, Hall hit a combined 26 home runs and drove in 87 runs while splitting time between Clearwater and Reading. He was a 14th round pick in 2016 from Dallas Baptist. 

Luke Williams spent 2017 with the BlueClaws where he stole 29 bases in 31 attempts. This year, he progressed to Clearwater, where he hit nine home runs and added 14 stolen bases while playing first base, third base, and all three outfield positions. He was a 3rd round pick in the 2015 draft from Dana Hills, California. 

Austin Listi began his career with Williamsport in 2017 and joined the BlueClaws for the last month of that season, hitting .242 with four home runs in 31 games with Lakewood. This year, he hit .344 with nine home runs in 58 games with Clearwater and added nine more home runs and hit .281 with Reading. He was a 17th round pick in the 2017 draft from Dallas Baptist. 

Aaron Fultz, a BlueClaws pitching coach in 2013 and 2015, will be a pitching coach for Scottsdale. 

Click here to see the Scottsdale Arizona Fall League roster. You can follow the AFL online here

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