2017 Arizona Fall League Rosters: Mesa Solar Sox

Pitchers Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Pedro Araujo RHP 7-2-93 R-R 6-3 214 Cubs
Dakota Bacus RHP 4-2-91 R-R 6-2 200 Nationals
Jimmy Cordero RHP 10-19-91 R-R 6-3 215 Nationals
Oscar de la Cruz RHP 3-4-95 R-R 6-4 200 Cubs
Dean Deetz RHP 11-29-93 R-R 6-1 195 Astros
Riley Ferrell RHP 10-18-93 R-R 6-2 200 Astros
Josh James RHP 3-8-93 R-R 6-3 206 Astros
Kyle McGowin RHP 11-27-91 R-R 6-3 195 Nationals
Alec Mills RHP 11-30-91 R-R 6-4 190 Cubs
Adam Ravanelle RHP 10-5-92 R-R 6-3 185 Tigers
Zac Reininger RHP 1-28-93 R-R 6-3 170 Tigers
Miguel Romero RHP 4-23-94 R-R 6-2 180 A’s
Logan Shore RHP 12-28-94 R-R 6-2 215 A’s
Jake Stinnett RHP 4-25-92 R-R 6-4 202 Cubs
Spencer Turnbull RHP 9-18-92 R-R 6-3 215 Tigers
Framber Valdez LHP 11-19-93 L-L 5-11 170 Astros
Austen Williams RHP 12-19-92 R-R 6-3 220 Nationals
Zac Houston RHP 11-30-94 R-R 6-5 250 Tigers
Nolan Blackwood RHP 3-16-95 R-R 6-1 185 A’s
Brendan McCurry RHP 1-7-92 R-R 5-10 170 Astros
Norge Ruiz RHP 3-15-94 R-R 6-0 185 A’s
Catchers Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Taylor Gushue C 12-19-93 B-R 6-1 215 Nationals
Sean Murphy C 10-10-94 R-R 6-3 215 A’s
Ian Rice* C/DH 8-19-93 R-R 6-0 195 Cubs
Jake Rogers C 4-18-95 R-R 6-1 190 Tigers
Infielders Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Yordan Alvarez 1B 6-27-97 L-L 6-5 225 Astros
David Bote 2B-3B 4-7-93 R-R 5-11 185 Cubs
Kody Eaves 2B 7-8-93 L-R 6-0 175 Tigers
Kelvin Gutierrez SS 8-28-94 R-R 6-3 185 Nationals
Sheldon Neuse 3B 12-10-94 R-R 6-0 195 A’s
A.J. Simcox SS 6-22-94 R-R 6-3 185 Tigers
Nick Tanielu* 3B/2B 9-4-92 R-R 5-11 215 Astros
Jason Vosler 3B 9-6-93 L-R 6-1 190 Cubs
Outfielders Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Charcer Burks OF 3-9-95 R-R 6-0 170 Cubs
Cam Gibson OF 2-12-94 L-R 6-1 195 Tigers
Tyler Ramirez OF 2-21-95 L-L 5-9 185 A’s
Victor Robles OF 5-19-97 R-R 6-0 185 Nationals
Kyle Tucker OF 1-17-97 L-R 6-4 190 Astros
Manager: Omar Lopez (Astros)
Pitching Coaches: Steve Connelly (A’s), Michael Tejera (Nationals)
Hitting Coaches: Jacob Cruz (Cubs), Mike Hessman (Tigers)

THE STARS: OFs Victor Robles (Nationals) and Kyle Tucker (Astros) are two of the best hitting prospects in baseball and they help make this one of the most loaded rosters in the Arizona Fall League. Robles provides speed, center field defense and a well-rounded bat with developing power. Tucker provides a similar well-rounded toolset, albeit with less speed but more power. But the lineup doesn’t stop with them. 1B Yordan Alvarez, C Jake Rogers and 3B Sheldon Neuse all are also worth watching on what should be one of the deepest lineups in the league.

INTERESTING: RHP Adam Ravenelle (Tigers) is making a third trip to the Arizona Fall League as he tries to continue to improve his command of his high 90s fastball. Putting Athletics C Sean Murphy on the same team with Jake Rogers ensures that the Solar Sox will have one of the best pair of backstops in the AFL.

REHABBING: Cubs RHP Alec Mills, acquired from the Royals last offseason in a deal that sent OF Donnie Dewees to the Royals, missed most of the season with an ankle injury. Athletics RHP Logan Shore missed more than a month of the season with a back injury, so a trip to the Fall League will give him needed additional innings.