October 10 - Logan Driscoll sure knows how to make an entrance.
The former Lake Braddock and George Mason standout, the No. 73 overall pick by San Diego in June’s Major League Baseball Draft, hit two home runs earlier today in his first game since joining the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League. The Padres’ catching prospect connected on a 2-0 pitch in the third inning, then turned around a two-strike blast in the eighth.
“I didn’t really have any expectations, I just wanted to come out and put together a good performance with it being my first day out,” Driscoll told MLB.com after the game. “I was able to put a couple good swings out there and it was definitely a good experience.”
Driscoll, who was added to Peoria’s roster two days ago after catcher Luis Campusano suffered a hip injury, hit .268 with three homers and 20 RBI in 39 games at short-season Single-A Tri-City. In the spring at George Mason, he hit .343 with nine homers and 33 RBI in 47 games and earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors for a second straight season.
The 21-year-old is embracing the opportunity to play in the six-team league, which features many of baseball’s top prospects each fall.
"On both sides, all the guys are competitive dudes," Driscoll told MiLB.com. "Everyone is here to work on something. You can't take the loss too hard, can't be down on yourself. It's just a great opportunity to learn."
Photo of Logan Driscoll courtesy of MiLB.com