Peter O'Brien is Off to a Fast Start in the Arizona Fall League

Arizona Fall League play is underway and one member of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ system is in mid-season form. Peter O’Brien has hit two home runs in two days as the Salt River Rafters have split their first two games with the Scottsdale Scorpions. O’Brien, listed as a catcher, played his normal position on Tuesday before switching to first base last night.

In addition to his two dingers, O’Brien has three walks while striking out once in eight plate appearances. His Minor League career has been plagued a low walk/high strikeout ratio. In 2014, O’Brien walked only 21 times while fanning 111 times in 427 plate appearances. It is also interesting to note that in order to keep O’Brien’s bat in the lineup, the Rafters moved him to first base. Perhaps a game or two in right field will also be in the cards for O’Brien before the AFL ends.

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