Corban Joseph and Chase Whitley are among the players who have the Phoenix Desert Dogs off to a 2-0 start in Arizona Fall League play.
Joseph went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and a walk in his AFL debut against Mesa yesterday.
Whitley made his first appearance today, and escaped damage despite allowing two hits, a walk and a hit batsman in an inning and a third. He also struck out two.
Both players were on the Trenton Thunder this season, with Joseph staying in Double-A the whole season and Whitley having joined the team following a mid-season promotion from High-A Tampa.
Ronnier Mustelier (2 games; 3-for-7, 1 RBI), Rob Segedin (1 game; 1-for-4, 2 runs scored) and Danny Burawa (1 appearance; 1-0, 5.40 ERA, 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) are the other Yankee farmhands to have played so far for the Desert Dogs.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com