As the Arizona Fall League draws to a close, Cardinals prospect Victor Scott II is showing no signs of slowing down. In his latest game with the Scottsdale Scorpions, Scott put on an impressive performance, going two-for-three with two walks, two runs, two stolen bases, and an RBI. And that’s not all – he also made a spectacular sliding catch in the outfield, preventing a potential run from scoring. But Scott’s contributions didn’t stop there. In the fifth inning, with his team down 7-0, he stepped up to the plate and delivered a clutch single to left field, kickstarting a five-run rally for his team. It’s clear that Scott is determined to finish the season strong and make a lasting impression on his coaches and fans alike. With only two regular season games remaining in the Arizona Fall League for Cardinals prospects, outfielder Victor Scott II is not slowing down. In fact, he’s picking up the pace. Take his performance on Tuesday, for example. In the Scottsdale Scorpions’ second-to-last game of the fall season, Scott had an impressive day at the plate, going two-for-three with two walks, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and an RBI. And that’s not all – he also made a spectacular sliding catch in the outfield to save a potential run with a base runner on second. But Scott’s contributions didn’t stop there. In the fifth inning, with Scottsdale trailing 7-0 to Peoria, he stepped up to the plate and lined a single to left field, driving in the first of five runs for his team in that inning. And in the eighth inning, Scott drew his second walk of the game and stole both second and third base, helping to spark a three-run inning that ultimately led to Scottsdale’s comeback win. With those two stolen bases, Scott now has a total of 18 for the fall league, just two behind the league leader, Yankees prospect and Washington University-St. Louis product Caleb Durbin. But it’s not just his stolen bases that are impressive. Scott’s two-hit day also boosted his average to .286, his on-base percentage to .388, and his OPS to .805 in 23 games. While Scott was making an impact at the plate, two other Cardinals prospects, Andre Granillo and Edwin Nunez, were delivering solid performances from the bullpen. Nunez completed two scoreless innings, striking out one batter on 38 pitches. Despite allowing two hits and a walk, he managed to work his way out of trouble and keep the opposing team from scoring. And in the ninth inning, Granillo came in to close out the game, earning his third save of the fall season. He struck out two batters and induced five swings-and-misses on just 15 pitches. With a 1.80 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 10 innings, Granillo has been a dominant force in the AFL. And Nunez, who led the Texas League in saves this past season, has also been impressive, with a 2.53 ERA and six strikeouts in 8 relief appearances. So while the regular season may be coming to an end, these Cardinals prospects are showing no signs of slowing down. Keep an eye on Scott, Granillo, and Nunez as they continue to make an impact in the Arizona Fall League.
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