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AFL Fall Stars Game rosters named

Showdown features cream of the AFL prospect crop
October 29, 2013

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  
Player Org Pos. Player Org
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'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 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.