2017 Arizona Fall League Rosters: Scottsdale Scorpions

SEE ALSO: 2017 AFL Rosters

Scottsdale Scorpions
Pitchers Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Nate Bates RHP 03-01-94 R-R 6-8 205 Angels
Tyler Beede RHP 05-23-93 R-R 6-3 210 Giants
Joel Bender LHP 08-03-91 L-L 6-4 210 Reds
Brennan Bernardino LHP 1-15-92 L-L 6-4 180 Reds
Tyler Cyr RHP 05-05-93 R-R 6-3 200 Giants
Samil De Los Santos RHP 01-08-94 R-R 6-4 175 Angels
Jake Ehret RHP 03-18-93 R-R 6-3 190 Reds
Adam Hofacket RHP 02-18-94 R-R 6-1 195 Angels
Justus Sheffield LHP 05-13-96 L-L 5-11 200 Yankees
Dillon Tate RHP 5-1-94 R-R 6-2 195 Yankees
Conor Lillis-White LHP 7-22-92 L-L 6-4 220 Angels
Mickey Jannis RHP 12-16-87 R-R 5-9 195 Mets
Tim Peterson RHP 2-22-91 R-R 6-1 215 Mets
Matt Pobereyko RHP 12-24-91 R-R 6-3 230 Mets
Kyle Regnault LHP 12-13-88 L-L 6-2 228 Mets
Cody Carroll RHP 10-15-92 R-R 6-5 210 Yankees
Andrew Schwaab RHP 2-8-93 R-R 6-1 210 Yankees
D.J. Snelten LHP 5-29-92 L-L 6-7 245 Giants
TBA Giants
Catchers Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Aramis Garcia C 01-12-93 R-R 6-2 220 Giants
Tomas Nido C 04-12-94 R-R 6-0 210 Mets
Chad Tromp C 03-21-95 R-R 5-9 180 Reds
Taylor Ward C 05-01-94 R-R 6-1 200 Angels
Infielders Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Brantley Bell 3B 11-16-94 R-R 6-3 185 Yankees
Thairo Estrada SS/2B 02-22-96 R-R 5-10 185 Yankees
Chris Gittens 1B 02-09-94 R-R 6-4 250 Yankees
Luis Guillorme SS/2B 09-27-94 L-R 5-9 199 Mets
Kyle Holder SS 05-25-94 L-R 6-1 185 Yankees
Taylor Sparks 3B 04-03-93 R-R 6-4 200 Reds
Matt Thaiss 1B 05-06-95 L-L 6-0 195 Angels
David Thompson 3B 08-28-93 R-R 6-0 210 Mets
Blake Trahan SS 09-05-93 R-R 5-9 180 Reds
Outfielders Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Steven Duggar OF 11-04-93 L-R 6-2 195 Giants
Estevan Florial OF 11-25-97 L-R 6-1 185 Yankees
Kevin Kaczmarski OF 12-31-91 L-R 6-0 192 Mets
Billy McKinney OF 08-23-94 L-L 6-11 205 Yankees
Troy Montgomery OF 08-13-94 L-L 5-10 185 Angels
Chris Shaw OF 10-20-93 L-R 6-4 235 Giants
Manager: Jay Bell (NYY)
Pitching Coaches: Mike Couchee (SF), Jonathan Hurst (NYM)
Hitting Coach: Travis Dawkins (CIN)

THE STARS: Yankees outfielder Estevan Florial is the clear headliner of this group. Thanks to a breakout season and a few trades, he should wind up near the top of the Yankees’ prospect rankings. He flourished as a 19-year-old in the South Atlantic League in his first full season and showed the ability to stay in center field long-term with an above-average arm, well-above average speed and enough power to project for 20-plus home runs in the major leagues.  . . . Giants righthander Tyler Beede has taken a step back this year, but he’s still among San Francisco’s best prospects. He’s dropped down to the 91-93 mph range with his fastball from the mid-90s version he showed last year and has struggled a little bit with his command as well. He can regain some of his stock with a strong AFL. . . . Mets catcher Tomas Nido has had an up-and-down season but the Mets still like him as a catcher who can contribute on both sides of the ball in the major leagues one day.

INTERESTING: Yankees infielder Thairo Estrada flew under the radar to open the season but a strong year in Double-A has put him on the map in a stacked system. He’s capable of playing both middle-infield positions and has high contact abilities with gap power and above-average running ability. . . . Mets middle infielder Luis Guillorme has some of the fastest hands in the system, plays stellar defense and has walked more times (69) than he’s struck out (54) this season while compiling a .379 on-base percentage. . . . Giants righthander Tyler Cyr has been stellar this season out of the Richmond bullpen. He works with a mid-90s fastball as well as well as a splitter and a breaking ball. He’s struck out 55 hitters in 47.1 innings but could stand to iron his command some.

REHABBING: Yankees hurlers Justus Sheffield and Dillon Tate are near the top of the pack of the organization’s prospects, but both have had injuries short-circuit their seasons. Sheffield has missed significant time with an oblique strain and Tate dealt with a balky shoulder toward the beginning of the year. … Giants outfielder Steven Duggar has been limited to just 38 games this season with hamstring and elbow injuries.

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