Pitching well in the Arizona Fall League
Flowers made a start while pitching in 7 games with the Salt River Rafters in the AFL. In these 7 appearances Flowers pitched 11.0 innings, and had much better results than he did during the regular season.
In his first taste of AFL action, Flowers posted a 3.27 ERA. He once again struggled with base runners allowing 6 hits and walking 11 batters, however, he was much better with run prevention. A big part of that was allowing just a single home run, while he struck out 9 batters.
Flowers performance in the AFL flashed his potential as a relief pitching prospect. This sets up Flowers to potentially pitch his way to the majors in 2024. At the same time, if he struggles at Triple-A again in 2024 the way he did in 2023 he may quickly find himself out of the Pirate organiztion.
The 2024 season will be a big one for Flower.