The baseball season may be winding down, but we're just getting our second wind...
- All good things are being said about J.P. Arencibia's work ethic, even though he's not seeing a ton of action in Toronto this fall, says Jordan Bastain of MLB.com.
- Perhaps surprisingly to some (although it shouldn't be to anyone who's paying attention), Bryce Harper has struggled in his first taste of professional action in the Arizona Instructional League, says Frankie Piliere of MLB Fanhouse. Regardless of the fact that he's 17-years-old and facing pitchers who saw time in the upper minors, the most obvious reason for his early struggles is his timing, which is off thanks to not playing all summer. The talent has been evident on the field, but not seeing a pitch for 3 months then facing Julio Teheran in your first at-bat just isn't fair.
- Andrew Brackman almost saw game action on Saturday, signaling that the Yankees could use him for an inning or two sometime this week, says Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
- An Indians update from Indians Prospect Insider tells us that the team is confident in starting Jason Kipnis in Triple-A next season and that Nick Weglarz is recovering from a sprained thumb and will be able to play winter ball in Venezuela.
- And Jason Sickles has another installment of his Double-A transition segment, taking a look at Brewers 2B Brett Lawrie and Rays P Alex Cobb.