Arizona Fall League Invitees

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The Arizona Fall is the path to the major leagues, according to some and every team has announced who it will send as it draws near. Baseball Spotlight will be have several articles over the next month about the AFL The All Star game will be held on November 13th and can be view on the MLB Network starting at 7 PM ET. The Championship Series is also seen on MLB Network on November 20th at 7PM ET.  Opening Day is October 13th.

Here is the complete list for who each team will sending along with their prospect ranking.

Arizona Fall League Invitees

American League

Toronto Blue Jays for Mesa Solar Sox
Blue Jays (Mesa): Gabriel Moreno, C (No. 1, MLB No. 32); Leo Jimenez, INF (No. 11); Michael Dominguez, RHP; Cre Finfrock, RHP; Brody Rodning, LHP; Graham Spraker, RHP; Spencer Horwitz, INF

Baltimore Orioles for Mesa Solar Sox
Orioles (Mesa): Kyle Stowers, OF (No. 11); Yusniel Diaz, OF (No. 12); Cameron Bishop, LHP; Greg Cullen, 2B; Logan Gillaspie, RHP; Conner Loeprich, RHP; Ramon Rodriguez, C; Nick Vespi, LHP

Tampa Rays for Scottdale Scorpions
Rays (Scottsdale): Heriberto Hernandez, OF (No. 11); Curtis Mead, INF (No. 14); Trevor Brigden, RHP; Carlos Garcia, RHP; Matthew Peguero, RHP; Caleb Sampen, RHP; Matt Dyer, OF

Boston Red Sox for Scottsdale Scorpions

Red Sox (Scottsdale): Triston Casas, 1B (No. 2/MLB No. 18); Jeter Downs, SS/2B (No. 5); Connor Seabold, RHP (No. 13); Josh Winckowski, RHP (No. 19); Connor Wong, C (No. 26); Brendan Cellucci, LHP; Kole Cottam, C; Andrew Politi, RHP

New York Yankees to Surprise Saguaros
Yankees (Surprise): Austin Wells, C (No. 6); Elijah Dunham, OF (No. 24); Blaine Abeyta, RHP; Clay Aguilar, LHP; Andres Chaparro, 3B/1B; Harold Cortijo, RHP; Zach Greene, RHP; Tanner Myatt, RHP

Cleveland Indians to Scottsdale Scorpions
Indians (Scottsdale): Jose Tena, INF (No. 12); Richie Palacios, 2B/OF (No. 14); Michael Amditis, C; Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHP; Aaron Pinto, RHP; Tanner Tully, LHP; Matt Turner, LHP

Kansas City Royals to Surprise Saguaros

Royals (Surprise): Asa Lacy, LHP (No. 2, MLB No. 66); Luca Tresh, C (No. 26); Zach Haake, RHP (No. 30); Stephen Woods Jr., RHP; Nathan Eaton, INF; Jake Means, INF; Seuly Matias, OF

Detroit Tigers to Salt River Rafters

Tigers (Salt River): Spencer Torkelson, 1B/3B (No. 1, MLB No. 4); Riley Greene, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 7); Ryan Kreidler, SS (No. 10); Chaver Fernandez, RHP; Wilmer Flores, RHP; Zack Hess, RHP; Garrett Hill, RHP

Minnesota Twins to Scottsdale Scorpions

Twins (Scottsdale): Matt Wallner, OF (No. 14); Andrew Bechtold, 3B; Zach Featherstone, LHP; Kody Funderburk, LHP; Michael Helman, 2B; Cody Laweryson, RHP; Evan Sisk, LHP

Chicago White Sox to Glendale Desert Dogs

White Sox (Glendale): Yoelqui Céspedes, OF (No. 2); Jose Rodriguez, SS (No. 9); Yolbert Sanchez, 2B/SS (No. 15); Caleb Freeman, RHP (No. 21); McKinley Moore, RHP (No. 25); Johan Dominguez, RHP; J.B. Olson, RHP

Anaheim Angels to Glendale Desert Dogs
Angels (Glendale): Jeremiah Jackson, SS (No. 5); Robinson Pina, RHP (No. 20); Orlando Martinez, OF (No. 26); Nathan Burns, RHP; Coleman Crow, RHP; Zach Linginfelter, RHP; Anthony Mulrine, C

Houston Astros to Glendale Desert Dogs

Astros (Glendale): Korey Lee, C (No. 1); Pedro Leon, SS/OF (No. 2); Grae Kessinger, INF (No. 23); Chad Donato, RHP; R.J. Freure, RHP; Angel Macuare, RHP; Joe Record, RHP

Oakland Athletics to Mesa Solar Sox
Athletics (Mesa): Logan Davidson, SS (No. 12); Jeff Criswell, RHP (No. 14); Jeremy Eierman, SS (No. 26); Austin Beck, OF (No. 28); Jonah Bride, C; Bryce Conley, RHP; Hogan Harris, LHP; Pedro Santos, RHP; Brock Whittlesey, RHP

Seattle Mariners to Peoria Javelinas

Mariners (Peoria): Zach DeLoach, OF (No. 6); Juan Then, RHP (No. 14); Cade Marlowe, OF (No. 27); Dayeison Arias, RHP; Jose Caballero, 3B; Luis Curvelo, RHP; Devin Sweet, RHP

Texas Rangers to Surprise Saguaros

Rangers (Surprise): Justin Foscue, 2B (No. 4/MLB No. 83); Sam Huff, C/1B (No. 5/MLB No. 91); Ezequiel Duran, 2B/SS (No. 7); Owen White, RHP (No. 29); Tim Brennan, RHP; Eudrys Manon, RHP; Spencer Mraz, RHP

Arizona Fall League Invitees


Atlanta Braves to Peoria Javelinas
Braves (Peoria): Shea Langeliers, C (No. 2/MLB No. 69); Jesse Franklin V (No. 17); Victor Vodnik, RHP (No. 20); Indigo Diaz, RHP (No. 21); William Woods, RHP (No. 28); Jake Higginbotham, LHP; Luke Waddell, INF

Miami Marlins for Mesa Solar Sox

Marlins (Mesa): J.J. Bleday, OF (No. 5/MLB No. 71); Kameron Misner, OF (No. 22); Evan Fitterer, RHP (No. 24); Will Banfield, C; Justin Evans, RHP; Josh Simpson, LHP; Jefry Yan, LHP

New York Mets to Salt River Rafters

Mets (Salt River): Brett Baty 3B/OF (No. 2/MLB No. 45); Carlos Cortes, OF (No. 10); Hayden Senger, C (No. 21); Garrison Bryant, RHP; Connor Grey, RHP; Colin Holderman, NYM; Brian Metoyer, RHP; Wilmer Reyes, INF

Washington Nationals to Surprise Saguaros
Nationals (Surprise): Jackson Rutledge, RHP (No. 3); Cole Henry, RHP (No. 7); Donovan Casey, OF (No. 18); Jackson Cluff, SS (No. 19); Drew Millas, C (No. 20); Israel Pineda, C (No. 27); Todd Peterson, RHP

Phildelphia Phillies to Peoria Javelinas

Phillies (Peoria): Bryson Stott, SS (No. 2/MLB No. 97); Hans Crouse, RHP (No. 4); Erik Miller, LHP (No. 9); Logan O’Hoppe, C (No. 11); Simon Muzziotti, OF (No. 16); Damon Jones, LHP; James McArthur, RHP

Milwaukee Brewers to Salt River Rafters

Brewers (Salt River): Joe Gray Jr., OF (No. 9); Mario Feliciano, C (No. 13); Joey Wiemer, OF (No. 23); Abner Uribe, RHP (No. 26); Taylor Floyd, RHP; J.T. Hintzen, RHP; Justin Jarvis, RHP; Jolon Zhao, RHP

St Louis Cardinals to Glendale Desert Dogs

Cardinals (Glendale): Nolan Gorman, 2B/3B (No. 1/MLB No. 24); Zack Thompson, LHP (No. 8); Brendan Donovan, 3B (No. 18); Juan Yepez, 1B/OF (No. 27); Jordan Hicks, RHP; Andre Pallante, RHP; Jake Walsh, RHP; Lars Nootbaar, OF

Chicago Cubs to Mesa Solar Sox

Cubs (Mesa): Caleb Kilian, RHP (No. 14); Ryan Jensen, RHP (No. 15); Nelson Velazquez, OF (No. 29); Danis Correa, RHP; Troy Johnston, 1B; Brendon Little, LHP; Luis Vazquez, SS; Andy Weber, SS

Pittsburgh Pirates to Peoria Javelinas

Pirates (Peoria): Nick Gonzales, 2B (No. 4/MLB No. 62); Roansy Contreras, RHP (No. 6); Carmen Mlodzinski, RHP (No. 10); Michael Burrows, RHP (No. 14); Ji-hwan Bae, 2B/SS (No. 22); Canaan Smith-Njigba, OF (No. 27); Bear Bellomy, RHP

Cincinnati Reds to Surprise Saguaros
Reds (Surprise): Michael Siani, OF (No. 11); Ivan Johnson, 2B (No. 16); Michael Byrne, RHP; Eddy Demurias, RHP; James Marinan, RHP; Drew Mount, OF: Jacques Pucheu, LHP

Arizona Diamondbacks to Salt River Rafters

D-backs (Salt River): Slade Cecconi, RHP (No. 7); Keegan Curtis, RHP (No. 28); Mitchell Stumpo, RHP; Shumpei Yoshikawa, RHP; Cooper Hummel, C; Buddy Kennedy, INF; Dominic Canzone, OF

Los Angeles Dodgers to Glendale Desert Dogs

Dodgers (Glendale): Bobby Miller, RHP (No. 4/MLB No. 78); Landon Knack, RHP (No. 8); Kody Hoese, 3B (No. 13); Jacob Amaya, SS (No. 14); James Outman, OF (No. 27); Jeff Belge, LHP; Kyle Hurt, RHP

San Francisco Giants to Scottsdale Scorpions

Giants (Scottsdale): Marco Luciano, SS (No. 1/MLB No. 5); Hunter Bishop, OF (No. 6); Patrick Bailey, C (No. 8); Will Wilson, SS (No. 15); Gregory Santos, RHP (No. 24); R.J. Dabovich, RHP; Cole Waites, RHP

San Diego Padres to Peoria Javelinas
Padres (Peoria): CJ Abrams, SS (No. 1/MLB No. 6); MacKenzie Gore, LHP (No. 4/MLB No. 56); Eguy Rosario, INF (No. 15); Matt Waldron, RHP (No. 30); Tom Cosgrove, LHP; Jesse Scholtens, RHP; Jose Quezada, RHP; Matt Batten, INF

Colorado Rockies to Salt River Rafters

Rockies (Salt River): Ryan Vilade, OF (No. 5); Michael Toglia, 1B (No. 6); Ezequiel Tovar, SS (No. 11); Willie MacIver, C (No. 25); Jake Bird, RHP; Matt Dennis, RHP; Jordan Sheffield, RHP; Reagan Todd, LHP

Each team could send seven players for the 30 game schedule of six teams. They are grouped as follows:

Glendale (Angels, Astros, Cardinals, Dodgers, White Sox)

Mesa (Athletics, Blue Jays, Cubs, Marlins, Orioles)

Peoria (Braves, Mariners, Padres, Phillies, Pirates)

Salt River (Brewers, Diamondbacks, Mets, Rockies, Tigers)

Scottsdale (Giants, Indians, Rays, Red Sox, Twins)

Surprise (Nationals, Reds, Rangers, Royals, Yankees)


Authors NOTE: I attended this about five years ago and it was the best baseball I had ever seen. The crowds were low and price cheap.

About the author– Tom Knuppel has been writing about baseball and sports for a few decades. As an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan he began with the blog CardinalsGM. Tom is a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers and the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. He also maintains the History of Cardinals website. More recently he has been busy at KnupSolutions and the primary writer of many sports at KnupSports and adds content at Sports 2.0. Tom is a retired High School English and Speech teacher and has completed over one hundred sportsbook reviews. He also can be followed on Twitter at tknup.  Feel free to contact Tom at tknuppel@gmai


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