Recent American Association pitchers Bo Schultz and Cody Satterwhite (pictured) got off to a real nice start when the prospect-laden Arizona Fall League opened last week.
Schultz, a spring training invitee of the Arizona Diamondbacks in February who split the season between their top two farm clubs in Reno, NV and Mobile, AL, got the opening night start for Salt River and struck out six in three and a third innings while allowing two runs on three hits and the same number of walks. The onetime Northwestern University product had spent time with Grand Prairie, TX in the American Association.
Satterwhite was purchased from Sioux City, IA this season, and he picked up a save with a scoreless inning for Scottsdale. Satterwhite, also a right-hander, belongs to the New York Mets.
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Photo courtesy of Sioux City Explorers