Posts tagged Arizona Fall League

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE ROSTERS TO BE REVEALED

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE ROSTERS TO BE REVEALED

The minor league season wraps up in just about a week and that kicks off a series of events that will have prospects moving in many different directions. Next up will be September 1 and the callups that come with the expansion of the active rosters in MLB to 40. But first we should see […]

AFL RISING STARS PLAY BIG FOR BIG CROWD

AFL RISING STARS PLAY BIG FOR BIG CROWD

The days of prospects quietly getting some work in after the regular season appears to be coming to an end. The Arizona Fall League, a place for prospect watchers to get one more look at minor leaguers after all the regular seasons have concluded, isn’t much of a secret anymore. The Rising Stars game, an […]

AFL RISING STARS LINEUPS ANNOUNCED

AFL RISING STARS LINEUPS ANNOUNCED

The teams of the Arizona Fall League have played close to 20 games and it is time for the  Rising Stars Game which showcases the best players of the offseason league to this point. Many names familiar to prospect watchers will be involved, including 19 of MLB.com’s current Top 100 Prospects list. The full rosters were announced […]

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE STARTS TODAY

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE STARTS TODAY

With the MLB playoffs in full swing, the Arizona Fall League begins today with all six teams in action. In the heat of October’s big-league drama, the offseason leagues get underway to little fanfare but some of the biggest names from recent drafts will be going head-to-head in Arizona for the next six weeks. MLB.com […]

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

The six-team Arizona Fall League kicks off its 20th anniversary season on October 9th with it’s customary load of top prospects spread throughout the rosters. Each team has players from five different major league clubs and this year’s crop includes Reds farmhand Billy Hamilton, Mariners C and #3 overall pick Mike Zunino and Padres P Casey Kelly. Who’s eligible […]

RISING STARS: HULTZEN DAZZLES, COLE STRUGGLES

RISING STARS: HULTZEN DAZZLES, COLE STRUGGLES

This evening’s Arizona Fall League exhibition game featured a marquee matchup of pitching prospects with the Mariners’ Danny Hultzen taking the mound against Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole. The first and second picks of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft had markedly different experiences as the AFL West (Hultzen) squad downed the East (Cole) team 11-2. Hultzen was very strong over […]

AFL RISING STARS GAME TONIGHT

AFL RISING STARS GAME TONIGHT

The Arizona Fall League will hold their annual Rising Stars exhibition game tonight at 5:10PM MT in Suprise, AZ. The East vs. West format will pit the likes of Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Gary Brown against fellow prospects Michael Choice, Anthony Bass and Christian Colon, among many others. Harper brings a blazing hot bat […]

ANOTHER STRONG OUTING FOR TOP PICK COLE

ANOTHER STRONG OUTING FOR TOP PICK COLE

RHP Gerrit Cole had another strong AFL outing Wednesday, going 3 2/3 hitless innings for the Mesa Solar Sox. The top overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pirates, Cole allowed one unearned run while throwing 36 of his 54 pitches for strikes. This was the third AFL start for the 21-year old Cole who has […]

GIANTS 1ST-ROUNDER PANIK HEATING UP IN AFL

GIANTS 1ST-ROUNDER PANIK HEATING UP IN AFL

San Francisco Giants prospect Joe Panik, the 29th overall pick in the 2011 First Year Player Draft, has gotten his swing going after a slow start in the Arizona Fall League. The lefty-hitting shorstop went yard in a 2-for-3 day on Monday to inch his BA up to .244 in the early going. Panik played […]

HULTZEN DAZZLES IN THIRD AFL START

HULTZEN DAZZLES IN THIRD AFL START

LHP Danny Hultzen showed the form that made him the number-two overall pick in this year’s First Year Player Draft with four no-hit innings in his AFL start on Wednesday. The prized Mariners prospect allowed only a walk to Oakland A’s/Phoenix Desert Dogs OF Michael Choice while throwing 52 pitches, 32 for strikes. Hultzen has now […]

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