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Uvila stars in AFL All Star Game

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Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Uvila threw a scoreless inning in last night’s AFL All Star Game

Toronto Blue Jays v Texas Rangers Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

The Arizona Fall League All Star Game was last night, and a pair of Rangers prospects, Bubba Thompson and Cole Uvila, appeared for the West squad.

Uvila continued his run of excellence in the AFL, as he retired all three batters he faced, two via strikeout. The final strikeout was to Angels outfielder Jo Adell, a consensus top 10 prospect in all of baseball, on what was reportedly a 3300 rpm breaking ball (per Statcast). To put that in perspective, the highest average spin rate for a pitcher on his breaking ball in 2019 in the majors was 3305, for Ryan Pressley.

In 9 IP so far, including the All Star Game, Avila has allowed 1 run on 6 hits and 3 walks while striking out 14.

Bubba Thompson came into the game mid-game in left field and was 0 for 2. He is slashing .286/.400/.490 in AFL action.