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Beer, Hernandez nab AFL weekly awards

D-backs slugger, Angels right-hander finish fall campaign strong
November 2, 2019

Seth Beer and Aaron Hernandez received the final Player and Pitcher of the Week honors of the Arizona Fall League season, the league announced Saturday.MLB.com's No. 96 overall prospect, Beer was 5-for-13 with a triple, double, three RBIs and two runs scored in three games for the Salt River Rafters.

Encarnacion leads Salt River to AFL title

Marlins No. 17 prospect breaks tie with booming grand slam
October 26, 2019

Royce Lewis' effort carried Salt River to the Arizona Fall League Championship Game, and one swing of the bat by Jerar Encarnacion sealed the title for the Rafters.The top Twins prospect was named the circuit's MVP on Saturday before the No. 17 Marlins prospect broke a 1-1 tie with a

Top prospects take stage for Fall League title

Twins' Lewis leads Rafters against Nationals' Garcia, Saguaros
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October 25, 2019

Autumn might be in full swing, but it's time to crown a fall champion.The Surprise Sagauros (17-11) and Salt River Rafters (16-11) will square off in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The contest, which will be

Toolshed: Deichmann earning A's in Arizona

Overcoming injuries, No. 17 prospect turns into MVP candidate
October 25, 2019

Greg Deichmann had to take a moment to think -- and for good reason. The A's No. 17 prospect leads the Arizona Fall League with nine home runs through 20 games. No one else has hit more than four. Forty-five percent of his hits during his time with the Mesa

Beck right at home in Arizona Fall League

Settled into Giants system, righty finds success with Scorpions
October 24, 2019

As the Arizona Fall League winds down, it's understandable for players to look back at the year and assess how far they've come. For 18th-ranked Giants prospectTristan Beck, the season did not go the way he drew it up in March.But if you ask him, that's not necessarily a bad

Raley, Goudeau earn AFL weekly awards

Twins outfielder, Rockies right-hander honored for Week 5
October 23, 2019

The Salt River Rafters will play in the Arizona Fall League championship game on Saturday as the East Division winners. But before then, two of their players picked up some individual honors of their own.Twins outfielder Luke Raley and Rockies right-hander Ashton Goudeau -- both of Salt River -- were

Kendall feeling cool in the desert

Late-season surge rekindles confidence for Dodgers prospect
October 21, 2019

The road to the Major Leagues isn't paved with gold. In fact, it's often not paved at all, and that's where Jeren Kendall finds himself on the heels of his second full season as a professional.

M's Rodriguez shut down in Fall League

No. 25 overall prospect sidelined with mild strain in lower back
October 19, 2019

Another top Mariners prospect has been shut down for the rest of the Arizona Fall League season.Julio Rodriguez -- Seattle's second-ranked prospect -- will miss the final week of the campaign after being diagnosed with a minor lower back strain, MLB.com reported late Saturday. The move comes nine days after top

Toolshed: Nats pitcher in Sharp shape

No. 13 prospect shining in AFL in big week for organization
October 18, 2019

On Tuesday in an Arizona dugout, Sterling Sharp was taking notes and passing a phone around with his Nationals teammates.Aníbal Sánchez had gone 7 2/3 innings in Game 1. Max Scherzer had gone 7 in Game 2. Stephen Strasburg went the same distance in Game 3, and Sharp and his

Toolshed: Nationals pitcher in Sharp shape

As club makes history, its No. 13 prospect standing out in AFL
October 18, 2019

On Tuesday in an Arizona dugout, Sterling Sharp was taking notes and passing a phone around with his Nationals teammates.Aníbal Sánchez had gone 7 2/3 innings in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Max Scherzer worked seven frames in Game 2. Stephen Strasburg went the same distance in

Adell focused on taking next step in AFL

Top Angels prospect missed first two months of regular season
October 17, 2019

With two weeks left in the Arizona Fall League season -- one that included an appearance in the Fall Stars Game -- and a spot secured on Team USA for Olympic qualifying, Jo Adell is exactly where he wants to be.Getting to this point, however, did not exactly follow a

Lewis, Sharp win AFL Week 4 awards

Twins infielder, Nationals right-hander are latest honorees
October 16, 2019

Royce Lewis already captured one award last week when he was named Fall Stars Game MVP on Saturday. He added another one Wednesday afternoon.The Twins' top prospect was named Arizona Fall League Player of the Week for Week 4, the league announced Wednesday. Nationals No. 13 prospect Sterling Sharp won

Peterson hits stride en route to Big Apple

Mets lefty learns from season, finds right sequence in desert
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October 16, 2019

David Peterson entered the 2019 season with two goals: He wanted to start the year at Double-A and he wanted to end it at Triple-A.As the campaign progressed, the latter aspiration shifted and he set his sights on The Show and the Mets' Wild Card chase."I want to get to

Angels' Marsh mashes pair for Solar Sox

Club's No. 2 prospect launches his first two AFL home runs
October 14, 2019

Brandon Marsh found his power switch Monday and kept it turned on.The second-ranked Angels prospect unleashed his first two long balls of the Arizona Fall League -- both solo shots -- as Mesa dropped a 9-5 decision to Glendale at Sloan Park.

Elledge not looking past Arizona Fall League

St. Louis' No. 25 prospect focuses on refining craft with Glendale
October 14, 2019

For Seth Elledge, the Arizona Fall League's annual Fall Stars Game was just the next step in his journey to the Major Leagues.In fact, making it to The Show is not something St. Louis' No. 25 prospect spends time thinking about."I just don't focus on it, to be honest," he

Lewis leads way in AFL Fall Stars Game

Top Twins prospect slugs two-run homer, earns MVP honors
October 12, 2019

It was no surprise when Royce Lewis was named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game, as he entered the weekend with a .407 average that was tops on the circuit. He carried that momentum onto the elevated stage and didn't take long to put it to use.The top

Driscoll double-dips in desert debut

Padres prospect homers twice in first Arizona Fall League game
October 10, 2019

Taking a page from a Hollywood script, Logan Driscoll announced his presence with authority Thursday.The Padres catching prospect cranked two solo homers in his Arizona Fall League debut as the Javelinas dropped a 5-2 decision to the Desert Dogs at Peoria Stadium.

Mariners take Kelenic out of Fall League

Top prospect shut down out of caution due to back injury
October 10, 2019

Jarred Kelenic was one of the most talented prospects in this year's Arizona Fall League. Unfortunately, his stay in the desert will be a short one.The Mariners are removing their top prospect from the Peoria roster in the AFL out of concern about a back injury, according to a report

In AFL, Astros' Whitley begins his reboot

No. 16 overall prospect racking up K's once again in Arizona
October 10, 2019

Heading into Wednesday, no one in the Arizona Fall League had more strikeouts than Forrest Whitley.Sound familiar? It should. Whitley left the 2018 edition of developmental circuit with an unmatched 36 K's and an expectation that he -- then the top pitching prospect in baseball -- soon would be fanning

Adell, Murfee win weekly AFL awards

Angels outfielder, Mariners righty honored for Week 3
October 9, 2019

On Tuesday, Jo Adell was named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game roster. On Wednesday, he added another item to his AFL resume.The Angels' top prospect was named AFL Player of the Week for Week 3, the league announced. Mariners right-hander Penn Murfee was named AFL Pitcher of

Dodgers' White finds relief in AFL

Ninth-ranked Los Angeles prospect getting extra innings in
October 9, 2019

The layoff between the end of the Minor League season and the start of the Arizona Fall League campaign was shorter than ever in 2019. But for Mitchell White, baseball couldn't come back soon enough."I'm into the early start, for sure, just so you don't have to sit at home

Giants' Bart suffers right thumb fracture

Top prospect hit on hand during Arizona Fall League game
October 8, 2019

Top Giants prospect Joey Bart sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb in Arizona Fall League play, the team announced Wednesday. Surgery is not needed and the second overall pick in last year's Draft is expected to fully recover in four to six weeks.Bart exited Tuesday night's game between

Adell, Lewis lead AFL Fall Stars rosters

Twelve Top-100 prospects selected to play in showcase game
October 8, 2019

The stars of Arizona will rise most heavily in the East this weekend.Twelve of MLB.com's Top-100 prospects -- nine from the East Division and three from West -- were named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game rosters on Tuesday. The AFL's version of the mid-autumn classic will be

After injury, Lynch back on track in AFL

Royals No. 3 prospect missed seven weeks with arm discomfort
October 7, 2019

While he may be new to the Arizona Fall League, Daniel Lynch is no stranger to the Grand Canyon State. In fact, the third-ranked Royals prospect was there was only two months ago, working his way back to strength on a rehab assignment in the Rookie-level Arizona League.A lot has

Toolshed: Phils' Seabold flying high in AFL

Right-hander shows well-rounded mix after injury-delayed 2019
October 4, 2019

It reads like a line from Toy Story 2: You can learn a lot when you're on the shelf. For Woody, the lesson was that all toys have value, broken or otherwise. For Connor Seabold, it was how to turn into a fully loaded starting pitcher.After being limited to 56 1/3