This weekend the Arizona Fall League will have their annual Fall Stars game. It’s more of a showcase game than an “All-Star” game based on how guys have played. The Cincinnati Reds will be represented by two players in the game – outfielder Rece Hinds and infielder Noelvi Marte. The game will take place on Sunday at 4pm ET on Sunday and will only be available to watch on MLB.com if there is a game 7 of the World Series. If the World Series ends in six games then MLB Network will also carry the game.
Off to the races!
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For many of the Cincinnati prospects out in Arizona, it’s been tough going for both Rece Hinds and Noelvi Marte. Hinds, who transitioned from third base into the outfield in 2022, is hitting .234/.280/.403 for Glendale. He’s shown off a little bit of power as he’s hit five doubles, a triple (shown above with a 117 MPH exit velocity), and two home runs. But he’s struggled to make contact, too, striking out 33 times in 82 trips to the plate. That’s a 40.2% strikeout rate. Hinds has also gone 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts.
Noelvi Marte… wow!
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Noelvi Marte has had no problem making contact. In fact, he’s walked more times than he’s struck out with 12 walks and 11 strikeouts in 72 plate appearances. That contact, however, hasn’t led to much hitting. Marte, who is playing third base for the first time in his professional career this fall, is hitting .200/.333/.317 with a double and two home runs in his 18 games played. His transition to third base has shown he has the tools to play third, but he has made six errors and posted an .824 fielding percentage for the Desert Dogs.