AFL Fall Stars Game rosters named
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Fall League, known throughout professional baseball as a finishing school for Major League Baseball's elite prospects, stages its eighth annual Fall Stars Game Presented by Bowman Baseball Cards at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. AZ) on Saturday, November 2 at Surprise Stadium.
Scouting and farm directors from every Major League organization, in consultation with Fall League Director Steve Cobb and his baseball personnel staff, selected the players for the annual showcase that features elite prospects from the Fall League's East Division and West Division clubs.
Each Major League organization is offered the opportunity to be represented by at least one player.
The East Division roster fields players from the Mesa Solar Sox (Angels, Athletics, Cubs, Nationals, Tigers), Salt River Rafters (Blue Jays, Cardinals, D-backs, Rays, Rockies) and Scottsdale Scorpions (Braves, Giants, Mets, Pirates, Yankees).
The West Division roster is stocked by the defending champion Peoria Javelinas (Astros, Padres, Phillies, Mariners, Royals), Glendale Desert Dogs (Dodgers, Marlins, Reds, Twins, White Sox) and Surprise Saguaros (Brewers, Indians, Orioles, Rangers Red Sox).
FALL stars rosters
|East Division||West Division|
|Jake Barrett||ARI||P||Chris Bassitt||CWS|
|Cam Bedrosian||LAA||P||Tim Berry||BAL|
|Kyle Crick||SF||P||Jonas Dufek||HOU|
|Jeurys Familia||NYM||P||Yimi Garcia||LAD|
|Corey Knebel||DET||P||Ken Giles||PHI|
|Tyler Matzek||COL||P||David Goforth||MIL|
|Mike Montgomery||TB||P||Alex Meyer||MIN|
|Aaron Sanchez||TOR||P||Eduardo Rodriguez||BAL|
|Shae Simmons||ATL||P||Chad Rogers||CIN|
|Matt Stites||ARI||P||Keyvius Sampson||SD|
|Marcus Stroman||TOR||P||Carson Smith||SEA|
|Peter O'Brien||NYY||C||Jorge Alfaro||TEX|
|Andrew Susac||SF||C||Austin Hedges||SD|
|Kris Bryant||CHC||INF||Mookie Betts||BOS|
|C.J. Cron||LAA||INF||Garin Cecchini||BOS|
|Alen Hanson||PIT||INF||Colin Moran||MIA|
|Taylor Lindsey||LAA||INF||Brett Nicholas||TEX|
|Kyle Parker||COL||INF||Eddie Rosario||MIN|
|Addison Russell||OAK||INF||Corey Seager||LAD|
|Devon Travis||DET||INF||Marcus Semien||CWS|
|Albert Almora||CHC||IF/OF||Jorge Bonifacio||KC|
|Brian Goodwin||WSH||OF||Byron Buxton||MIN|
|Stephen Piscotty||STL||OF||Delino DeShields||HOU|
|Jorge Soler||CHC||OF||Tyler Naquin||CLE|
|Mason Williams||NYY||OF||Stefen Romero||SEA|
Managers Bill Richardson (Angels) of the East Division-leading Mesa Solar Sox and Gary Kendall (Orioles) of the West Division-leading Surprise Saguaros and their respective coaching staffs earned the right to manage Saturday's contest by having their clubs in first place through the end of play last Saturday.
21 of this year's Falls Stars are ranked among MLB.com's current Top 100: seven outfielders, seven infielders, two catchers and five pitchers. The rosters also are dotted with 22 first-round Draft choices and 11 players who participated in the 2013 Futures Game during the All-Star Game weekend.
TV & Radio
The contest will be nationally televised by MLB Network and online via MLB.com. Paul Severino (play-by-play) and Joe Magrane (game analyst) will call the game.
First Seven Fall Stars Games
The first seven Fall Stars Games showcased some of baseball's current standouts, including Ryan Braun, Jacoby Ellsbury and Hunter Pence in 2006, Brett Gardner and Andrew McCutchen in 2007, Gordon Beckham, Tommy Hanson and Drew Stubbs in 2008, Starlin Castro, Ike Davis, Buster Posey, Drew Storen and Stephen Strasburg in 2009, Dustin Ackley, Brandon Belt, Eric Hosmer, Jason Kipnis and Ben Revere in 2010, Bryce Harper, Mike Olt, Derek Norris, and Mike Trout in 2011, and Cody Asche, Nick Franklin, Billy Hamilton, Anthony Rendon, Kolten Wong, Christian Yelich and Mike Zunino last year.