2019 Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

Image credit: Jo Adell (Photo by Stephen Smith/Four Seam)

The Arizona Fall League is almost back, and the rosters this year are as excellent as ever. This year’s initial player group features 22 of Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects, led by Angels outfielder Jo Adell, who checks in at No. 2 overall behind Rays wunderkind Wander Franco.

Adell is followed by Astros righthander Forrest Whitley (8), who is looking to match his performance from last season in the AFL, when he was far and away the best pitcher in the league and looked ready to help the big league club in the playoffs.

The Twins, Giants, Phillies and Mariners are each sending their top two prospects to the AFL. Alex Kirilloff (16) and Royce Lewis (20) head a strong Salt River group, which also features Diamondbacks hit machine Geraldo Perdomo, slugging Rays catcher Ronaldo Hernandez and Marlins Cuban import Victor Victor Mesa.

Scottsdale (which will play its home games at Salt River this season) is topped by San Francisco’s dynamic duo of Joey Bart (17) and Heliot Ramos (65), who have each found their way to Double-A Richmond after seasons shortened by injuries.

The Scorpions also boast a pair of prominent Phillies in slugger Alec Bohm (35) and fireballer Spencer Howard (66). Bohm has moved from low Class A to Double-A in a season’s time and sandwich a Futures Game appearance in the middle, while Howard has cut through his competition at both high Class A and Double-A in a season truncated by shoulder soreness in the earlygoing.

Surprise’s top stars are the Mariners outfielders Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez, who have helped revitalize a once-moribund system. Kelenic, in his first full pro season and with a new organization after headlining an offseason trade that sent Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets, has rocketed from low Class A to Double-A and is on the verge of a 20-homer, 20-steal season.

Rodriguez has some of the loudest tools in the minors, and only a lengthy injury delay kept him from shooting even higher on the Top 100. The Fall League could serve as a major coming-out party for the 18-year-old.

Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson, who has produced one of the best seasons in the minors and slugged his way to Triple-A as a 20-year-old is the marquee addition to the Glendale roster, which also includes Reds top prospect Jonathan India.

The league begins a little earlier this year, with Opening Day on Sept. 18, but the bounty of prospects in baseball’s best kept secret remains as strong as ever.

Find our team-by-team roster analysis here: 

The rosters are below. 

Glendale Desert Dogs


Name Position MLB Org
Bernardo Flores LHP White Sox
Tyler Johnson RHP White Sox
Bennett Sousa LHP White Sox
Vincent Arobio RHP White Sox
Griffin Roberts RHP Cardinals
Kodi Whitley RHP Cardinals
Jordan Johnson  RHP Reds
Cory Thompson RHP Reds
Dauri Moreta RHP Reds
Diomar Lopez RHP Reds
Gerardo Carrillo RHP Dodgers
Brett de Geus RHP Dodgers
Marshall Kasowski RHP Dodgers
Mitchell White RHP Dodgers
Victor Castaneda RHP Brewers
Nathan Kirby LHP Brewers
Quintin Torres-Costa LHP Brewers
Clayton Andrews LHP Brewers
Tyler Stephenson C Reds
Payton Henry C Brewers
Ivan Herrera C Cardinals
Omar Estevez SS Dodgers
Jonathan India 3B Reds
Gavin Sheets 1B White Sox
Devin Mann 3B Dodgers
Jose Garcia SS Reds
Elehuris Montero 3B Cardinals
Kramer Robertson UTL Cardinals
David Fry 1B Brewers
Blake Rutherford OF White Sox
Tristen Lutz OF Brewers
Dylan Carlson OF Cardinals
Jeren Kendall OF Dodgers
Pablo Abreu OF Brewers
Stuart Fairchild OF Reds
Luis Bolivar Manager Reds
Jim Henderson Pitching Coach Brewers
Cole Armstrong Hitting Coach White Sox
Brandon Allen Coach Cardinals
Dave Borkowski Coach Dodgers

Mesa Solar Sox


Name Position Team
Anthony Castro RHP Tigers
Trent Szkutnik LHP Tigers
Wladimir Pinto RHP Tigers
Alex Lange RHP Tigers
Aaron Hernandez RHP Angels
Nathan Bates RHP Angels
Isaac Mattson RHP Angels
Austin Warren RHP Angels
Jesus Zambrano RHP Athletics
Brady Feigl RHP Athletics
Jhenderson Hurtado LHP Athletics
Keegan Thompson RHP Cubs
Jordan Minch LHP Cubs
Erich Uelmen RHP Cubs
Kirk McCarty LHP Indians
Brock Hartson RHP Indians
Miguel Amaya C Cubs
Gavin Collins C Indians
Franklin Torres C Angels
Jared Young 1B Cubs
Nico Hoerner SS Cubs
Nick Allen SS Athletics
Isaac Paredes SS Tigers
Nolan Jones 3B Indians
Alfonso Rivas 1B Athletics
Jahmai Jones 2B Angels
Ernie Clement 2B Indians
Jose Azocar OF Tigers
Greg Deichmann OF Athletics
Derek Hill OF Tigers
Jo Adell OF Angels
Brandon Marsh OF Angels
Mike Rabelo Manager Tigers
Jamie Vermilyea Pitching Coach Cubs
Tommy Everidge Hitting Coach Athletics
Jairo Cuevas Coach Angels
Brian Esposito Coach Indians

Peoria Javelinas


Name Position MLB Org
Penn Murfee RHP Mariners
Sam Delaplane RHP Mariners
Raymond Kerr LHP Mariners
Aaron Fletcher LHP Mariners
Forrest Whitley RHP Astros
Tyler Ivey RHP Astros
Carlos Sanabria RHP Astros
Jojanse Torres RHP Astros
Cody Ponce  RHP Pirates
Nick Mears RHP Pirates
Blake Cederlind RHP Pirates
Tanner Houck RHP Red Sox
Yoan Aybar LHP Red Sox
Bryan Mata RHP Red Sox
Luis Campusano C Padres
Cal Raleigh C Mariners
Jason Delay C Pirates
Colton Shaver C Astros
JJ Matijevic 1B Astros
Owen Miller 2B Padres
Jose Caballero SS Mariners
Oneil Cruz SS Pirates
CJ Chatham SS Red Sox
Hudson Potts 3B Padres
Jeremy Pena 3B Astros
Marcus Wilson OF Red Sox
Jarred Kelenic OF Mariners
Jared Oliva OF Pirates
Jarren Duran OF Red Sox
Julio Rodriguez OF Mariners
Dave Turgeon Manager Pirates
Drew French Pitching Coach Astros
Oscar Bernard Hitting Coach Padres
Carson Vitale Coach Mariners
Corey Wimberly Coach Red Sox

Salt River Rafters


Name Position MLB Org
Matt Peacock RHP D-backs
Matt Brill RHP D-backs
Miguel Aguilar LHP D-backs
Cody Reed  LHP D-backs
Alexander Guillen RHP Rockies
Ashton Goudeau RHP Rockies
Nick Neidert RHP Marlins
Alex Vesia LHP Marlins
Vincenzo Aiello RHP Marlins
C.J. Carter RHP Marlins
Dakota Chalmers RHP Twins
Zach Neff LHP Twins
Jovani Moran LHP Twins
Moises Gomez RHP  Twins
Alex Valverde RHP Rays
Drew Strotman RHP Rays
Shane Baz RHP Rays
Ronaldo Hernandez C Rays
Brian Serven C Rockies
Seth Beer 1B D-backs
Colton Welker 1B Rockies
Jose Devers 2B Marlins
Geraldo Perdomo SS D-backs
Taylor Walls SS Rays
Royce Lewis SS Twins
Bret Boswell 3B Rockies
Roberto Ramos 1B Rockies
Jerar Encarnacion  OF Marlins
Victor Victor Mesa OF Marlins
Josh Lowe OF Rays
Jake McCarthy OF D-backs
Alex Kirilloff OF Twins
Keith Johnson Manager Marlins
Jim Paduch Pitching Coach Rays
Tim Doherty Hitting Coach Rockies
Luis Ramirez Coach Twins
Travis Denker Coach D-backs

Scottsdale Scorpions


Name Position MLB Org
Connor Johnstone RHP Braves
Daysbel Hernandez RHP Braves
Brad Roney RHP Braves
Brandon White RHP Braves
Frank Rubio RHP Giants
Bryce Tucker LHP Giants
Tristan Beck RHP Giants
David Peterson LHP Mets
Ryley Gilliam RHP Mets
Thomas Szapucki LHP Mets
Spencer Howard RHP Phillies
Connor Seabold RHP Phillies
Jojo Romero LHP Phillies
Joey Bart C Giants
Patrick Mazeika C Mets
Ali Sanchez C Mets
Cullen Large 2B Blue Jays
Jalen Miller 2B Giants
Logan Warmoth SS Blue Jays
Andres Gimenez SS Mets
Sam Haggerty 2B Mets
Kevin Smith SS Blue Jays
Greyson Jenista 2B Braves
Nick Maton SS Phillies
Alec Bohm 3B Phillies
Luis Carpio 2B Mets
Heliot Ramos OF Giants
Jacob Heyward OF Giants
Garrison Schwartz OF Braves
Justin Dean OF Braves
Trey Harris OF Braves
Mickey Moniak OF Phillies
Cesar Martin Manager Blue Jays
Brad Bergesen Pitching Coach Phillies
Danny Santiesteban Hitting Coach Braves
Steve Kline Coach Giants

Surprise Saguaros


Name Position MLB Org
Dean Kremer RHP Orioles
Alex Wells LHP  Orioles
David Lebron RHP Orioles
Sterling Sharp RHP Nationals
Andrew Lee RHP Nationals
Nick Raquet LHP Nationals
Jacob Condra-Bogan RHP Nationals
Glenn Otto RHP Yankees
Daniel Bies RHP Yankees
Daniel Lynch LHP Royals
Daniel Tillo  LHP Royals
Tad Ratliff RHP Royals
Donny Sands C Yankees
Jakson Reetz C Nationals
Matt Whatley C Rangers
Luis Garcia SS Nationals
Rylan Bannon 3B Orioles
Gabriel Cancel 1B Royals
Mason McCoy  SS Orioles
Brandon Wagner 1B Yankees
Kyle Isbel OF Royals
Josh Stowers OF Yankees
Bubba Thompson OF Rangers
Brewer Hicklen OF Royals
Nick Banks OF Nationals
Cole Freeman OF Nationals
Scott Thorman Manager Royals
Ken Joyce Hitting Coach Yankees
Kyle Moore Coach Orioles
Larry Pardo Coach Nationals

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