Clevlen remains hot in AFL

Clevlen remains hot in Arizona Fall League

Despite having his modest five-game hitting streak snapped on Nov. 2, Brent Clevlen bounced back by smacking his second home run of the AFL season in his next game. It was a seventh-inning three-run shot that broke a 2-2 tie, helping the Phoenix Desert Dogs rally for a 6-2 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Three days later, the 23-year-old right fielder turned in his second three-hit game with a pair of RBIs and a stolen base. With the Desert Dogs trailing, 5-4, in the eighth, Clevlen ripped a game-tying RBI single, sparking his team to another come-from-behind win.

Clevlen joins nine other Tigers prospects seeing action in either the AFL, the Venezuela Winter League or the Mexican Pacific League. Here's how the others fared during the week of Nov. 1-7.

Arizona Fall League
RHP Virgil Vasquez -- Vasquez (2-1) extended his scoreless-innings streak to 18 over his last four starts, scattering six hits and five walks while striking out 15.

3B Kody Kirkland -- Kirkland had two hits this week, dropping his average to .262.

LHP Corey Hamman -- Hamman (1-0) appeared in one game this week. On Nov. 6, he allowed two hits in a scoreless inning.

RHP Preston Larrison -- The 25-year-old right-hander appeared in two games this week and surrendered one run on three hits in one inning on Nov. 7.

RHP Jordan Tata -- Tata (0-2) continued to struggle on the mound. He allowed runs in each of his four starts. On Nov. 2. Tata yielded three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and a walk over four innings.

Venezuelan Winter League
OF David Espinosa -- Espinosa has one hit with five strikeouts in three games during the past week for the Navegantes del Magallanes. Over 18 games, he has one extra-base hit, a double.

IF Juan Francia -- Francia is 2-for-18 with two RBIs and five runs scored in 18 games.

OF Jackson Melian -- Melian ended an 0-for-10 slide by going 4-for-12 with two RBIs in three games from Nov. 4-8 for the Cardenales de Lara.

Mexican Pacific League
INF Maxwell Leon -- Leon hasn't played for the Tomateros de Culiacan since Oct. 19. He is 0-for-2 with an RBI, two runs scored and a walk.

Marc Jimenez is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.