With the 2011 season over and the playoffs about to start, here is a look back at the year that was in Major League and Minor League Baseball brawls and benches clearing incidents. If you see any that we are missing, please send us the link on our twitter page @MinorLeagueBlog. Enjoy the videos.
3-8-2011 – Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angles Dodgers
4-26-2011 – Hagerstown Suns vs West Virginia Power
5-11-2011 – Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners
5-13-2011 – Greenville Drive vs Charleston River Dogs
Check out this umpire in last week’s Spokane Indians vs Eugene Emeralds game. The Northwest League umpire was so excited to call a third strike that he decides to go airborne while ringing up the batter. Kind of bush league if you ask me.
The Texas Rangers have a history of developing young talent and pushing them quickly through their system. Jorge Alfaro is looking to follow in the footsteps of players like Jurickson Profar and Martin Perez. The 18 year old Alfaro is currently at Short-A Northwest League as a member of the Spokane Indians. He is currently hitting .324 with 5(2B), 1(3B), 4HR, and 13RBI’s. While his plate discipline is poor, 33 strikeouts and just 3 walks in 105 at-bats, scouts are buzzing about his talent. In the article, Alfaro talks about his desire to improve, and Rangers staff talk about just how good the young Colombian player could be.
The Northwest League handed down suspensions for the July 11th brawl between the Spokane Indians and the Vancouver Canadians. Spokane’s Santo Perez and Jose Monegro will sit for three games. Rougned Odor who helped initiate the fight will sit for four games. Matt West, who was video taped throwing sucker punches was suspended six games by the league and had an additional four games tacked on by the parent Texas Rangers for a total of 10 games. Additionally a total of 51 players from both teams were fined an undisclosed amount of money. Raw video of the brawl can be seen below via KREM.com