Without standing out as a team in any one facet of the game, Salt River was well balanced with plenty of talent on display, especially at first base.
The Western Division champs tied for the league lead in home runs (31), led the league in slugging (.424) and was the only team to average more than five runs per game (5.3).
The non-skill variables that go into an evaluation are more prevalent when scouting players in Arizona.
The Solar Sox managed just nine wins over the course of the thirty-game schedule, despite tying for the league lead in home runs (31) and strikeouts (256 over 30 games).
Oakland A’s minor league infielder Chad Pinder emerged on the national prospect scene this season.