The AFL season came to a close on Saturday with RPhils manager Dusty Wathan’s Peoria Javelinas taking down Matt Williams’ Salt River Rafters 4-3, after a controversial play that would have tied the game in the 7th. After DBacks prospect Chris Owings hit a fly ball to right, Nats’ prospect Brian Goodwin scored from third, but was eventually ruled to have left third early on a tag-up. Replay made it seem like his foot might have still been on the bag when the ball was caught, and the appeal was done in a manner that might best be described as “confusion”. Either way, the best part of the play was clearly Cody Asche fist-pumping after Goodwin was called out, and the worst part was clearly Matt Williams getting so much screen time in a prospect showcase event. Impressions from the game were few. Cody Asche drew one walk and seemed to be pitched around for another after a steal of 2nd ahead of him. He hit the ball hard into a line drive double play after a really solid snag by the opposing first baseman. He looked a little awkward on one chance at third, but the ball may have hit the edge of the IF grass. He almost muffed the ball and then rushed a throw he didn’t need to rush, and almost sailed it over the head of his 1B. Zach Collier looked a little shaky in LF, getting to one ball slowly that allowed a first to third on a single, and bobbling another, which probably wouldn’t have made a difference as it seemed like he had (rightly IMO) conceded the result at the plate would be no play. LHP Jay Johnson allowed an inherited runner to score after a scalded line drive 2B that RF Rymer Liriano might have keep in front of him and held the runner if he’d pulled up, (tough to blame Liriano, though), then made a LHB Lars Davis look pretty bad on a three pitch K. Either way, the AFL wrapped up with one thing for certain for Phils’ prospects. Zach Collier was raking. Yeah….371/.461/.532 counts as raking. I would say he’s indisputably pushed himself ahead of Jiwan James and Leandro Castro in the hunt for a 40-man spot, (if there was a dispute to begin with after his nice year in A+).