2017 Arizona Fall League Rosters: Salt River Rafters

SEE ALSO: 2017 AFL Rosters

Salt River Rafters
Pitchers Pos DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Keegan Akin LHP 4/1/95 L-L 6-0 225 Orioles
Yency Almonte RHP 6/4/94 B-R 6-3 205 Rockies
Ryan Atkinson RHP 5/10/93 R-R 6-3 218 Diamondbacks
Shane Broyles RHP 8/19/91 R-R 6-1 180 Rockies
Miguel Del Pozo LHP 10/14.92 L-L 6-1 180 Marlins
James Farris RHP 4/4/92 R-R 6-2 210 Rockies
Andrew Faulkner RHP 9/12/92 R-L 6-3 205 Orioles
Zach Jemiola LHP 4/6/94 L-R 6-3 200 Rockies
Yoan Lopez RHP 1/2/93 R-R 6-3 185 Diamondbacks
Ben Meyer RHP 1/30/93 R-R 6-5 180 Marlins
Dillon Peters LHP 8/31/92 L-L 5-9 195 Marlins
Colin Poche LHP 1/17/94 L-L 6-3 185 Diamondbacks
Tanner Scott RHP 7/22/94 R-L 6-2 220 Orioles
Scott Squier RHP 9/17/92 R-L 6-5 185 Marlins
Kirby Bellow LHP 11/14/91 L-L 6-1 220 Diamondbacks
TBA Orioles
Nate Griep RHP 10/11/93 R-R 6-2 190 Brewers
Adrian Houser RHP 2/2/93 R-R 6-4 235 Brewers
Jon Perrin RHP 5/23/93 R-R 6-5 220 Brewers
Quintin Torres-Costa LHP 9/11/94 L-L 5-11 190 Brewers
Catchers POS DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Dom Nuñez C 1/17/95 L-R 6-0 175 Rockies
Michael Perez C 8/7/92 L-R 5-11 180 Diamondbacks
Rodrigo Vigil C 1/3/93 R-R 6-0 165 Marlins
Infielders IF DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Lucas Erceg 3B 5/1/95 L-R 6-3 200 Brewers
Jake Gatewood 1B 9/25/95 R-R 6-5 190 Brewers
Peter Mooney SS 8/19/90 L-R 5-6 155 Marlins
Ryan Mountcastle SS 2/18/97 R-R 6-3 195 Orioles
Jack Reinheimer SS 7/19/92 R-R 6-1 185 Diamondbacks
Steve Wilkerson 2B 1/11/92 B-R 6-1 195 Orioles
Brian Mundell 1B 2/28/94 R-R 6-3 230 Rockies
Outfielders OF DOB B-T Ht. Wt. Org
Yonathan Daza OF 2/28/94 R-R 6-2 190 Rockies
Braxton Lee OF 2/23/93 L-R 5-10 185 Marlins
Corey Ray OF 9/22/94 L-L 5-11 185 Brewers
Victor Reyes OF 10/5/94 B-R 6-3 170 Diamondbacks
Monte Harrison OF 8/10/95 R-R 6-3 220 Brewers
Manager: J.R. House (Diamondbacks)
Pitching Coach:
Jeremy Powell (Marlins)
Hitting Coach:
Brenton Del Chiaro (Brewers), Anthony Sanders (Rockies), Ryan Minor (Orioles)

THE STARS: Salt River is light on “stars,” per se, but the Brewers sent two of their Top 10 Prospects at midseason in 3B Lucas Erceg and OF Corey Ray. Erceg struggled to start the season in high Class A but has come on in August and is showing signs of controlling the strike zone. He has the defense and power profile to stay at third base. Ray has had swing-and-miss issues at high Class A, but has stolen 24 of 34 bases and still shows the raw talent that made him the fifth overall pick just a year ago . . . SS Ryan Mountcastle (Orioles) has struggled at Double-A at 20 years old after slashing .314/.343/.542 at high Class A. Mountcastle will almost certainly move off shortstop and might end up seeing some time in the outfield in the AFL.

INTERESTING: 1B Jake Gatewood (Brewers) got contact lenses, moved to first base and saw a huge uptick in production. He still strikes out too much—29 percent—but his 40 doubles are tied for second in the minors… RHP Ben Meyer (Marlins) has seen his velocity tick up to 90-93 mph with a slider that can be a swing-and-miss pitch…RHP Yoan Lopez (Diamondbacks) was a disappointment as a starter but has been excellent out of the bullpen at high Class A Visalia, striking out 48 of 100 batters he has faced . . . LHP Keegan Akin (Orioles) is striking out nearly 10 batters per nine innings at high Class A after tweaking his delivery…OF Braxton Lee (Marlins), acquired from the Rays for Adeiny Hechavarria, is a plus-plus defender in center field and could be a solid fourth outfielder….OF Yonathan Daza (Rockies) has minimal power and doesn’t walk much but peppers the ball from gap to gap and is an above-average center fielder . . . LHP Tanner Scott (Orioles) can touch 100 mph, but is most likely a reliever.

REHABBING: LHP Dillon Peters (Marlins) is just 5-foot-9, but has moxie and a fastball that sits 92-94 mph. He missed two months because of a fractured left thumb sustained on a comebacker.

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