Jones makes name in AFL finale week

Jones not just another name in final week

MINNESOTA -- Before the season came to a close, Garrett Jones made sure to leave Arizona with a lethal power spurt.

The 24-year-old first baseman slugged homers in his last four games as part of a 10-game hitting streak with the Grand Canyon Rafters. It included a grand slam in a 6-5 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox on Nov. 8. Jones' surge lifted his batting average to .289 and he finished with nine homers and 30 RBIs.

The Twins' other prospects also had strong finishes to their season. Here's a quick recap:

RHP Travis Bowyer -- Bowyer made his final relief appearance Nov. 7 against the Javelinas, allowing two runs on six hits in two innings. The 24-year-old went 0-2 with one save and a 9.39 ERA in 10 games.

LHP Ricky Barrett -- Barrett allowed one hit over 1 1/3 innings over two games in the past week. The 24-year-old reliever finished 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in 11 games.

LHP Glen Perkins -- Perkins hurled one of the best-pitched games in the AFL this season on Nov. 9, when he allowed one hit and struck out nine over five scoreless innings in a 7-0 blanking of the Saguaros. It was a fitting end to a great year in the AFL for Perkins, who went 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 32 innings.

3B Matt Moses -- Moses completed his season with a seven-game hitting streak to raise his batting average to .275. He also slugged two homers and drove in six runs with the Rafters.

OF Denard Span -- Span came back to earth after a scorching eight-game hitting streak that was snapped on Nov. 4. He went 3-for-16 in the past four games as his average dipped to .294.

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