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2019 Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

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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

NamePositionMLB Org
PITCHERS
Bernardo FloresLHPWhite Sox
Tyler JohnsonRHPWhite Sox
Bennett SousaLHPWhite Sox
Vincent ArobioRHPWhite Sox
Griffin RobertsRHPCardinals
Kodi WhitleyRHPCardinals
Jordan JohnsonRHPReds
Cory ThompsonRHPReds
Dauri MoretaRHPReds
Diomar LopezRHPReds
Gerardo CarrilloRHPDodgers
Brett de GeusRHPDodgers
Marshall KasowskiRHPDodgers
Mitchell WhiteRHPDodgers
Victor CastanedaRHPBrewers
Nathan KirbyLHPBrewers
Quintin Torres-CostaLHPBrewers
Clayton AndrewsLHPBrewers
CATCHERS
Tyler StephensonCReds
Payton HenryCBrewers
Ivan HerreraCCardinals
INFIELDERS
Omar EstevezSSDodgers
Jonathan India3BReds
Gavin Sheets1BWhite Sox
Devin Mann3BDodgers
Jose GarciaSSReds
Elehuris Montero3BCardinals
Kramer RobertsonUTLCardinals
David Fry1BBrewers
OUTFIELDERS
Blake RutherfordOFWhite Sox
Tristen LutzOFBrewers
Dylan CarlsonOFCardinals
Jeren KendallOFDodgers
Pablo AbreuOFBrewers
Stuart FairchildOFReds
COACHING STAFF
Luis BolivarManagerReds
Jim HendersonPitching CoachBrewers
Cole ArmstrongHitting CoachWhite Sox
Brandon AllenCoachCardinals
Dave BorkowskiCoachDodgers


Mesa Solar Sox

NamePositionTeam
PITCHERS
Anthony CastroRHPTigers
Trent SzkutnikLHPTigers
Wladimir PintoRHPTigers
Alex LangeRHPTigers
Aaron HernandezRHPAngels
Nathan BatesRHPAngels
Isaac MattsonRHPAngels
Austin WarrenRHPAngels
Jesus ZambranoRHPAthletics
Brady FeiglRHPAthletics
Jhenderson HurtadoLHPAthletics
Keegan ThompsonRHPCubs
Jordan MinchLHPCubs
Erich UelmenRHPCubs
Kirk McCartyLHPIndians
Brock HartsonRHPIndians
CATCHERS
Miguel AmayaCCubs
Gavin CollinsCIndians
Franklin TorresCAngels
INFIELDERS
Jared Young1BCubs
Nico HoernerSSCubs
Nick AllenSSAthletics
Isaac ParedesSSTigers
Nolan Jones3BIndians
Alfonso Rivas1BAthletics
Jahmai Jones2BAngels
Ernie Clement2BIndians
OUTFIELDERS
Jose AzocarOFTigers
Greg DeichmannOFAthletics
Derek HillOFTigers
Jo AdellOFAngels
Brandon MarshOFAngels
COACHING STAFF
Mike RabeloManagerTigers
Jamie VermilyeaPitching CoachCubs
Tommy EveridgeHitting CoachAthletics
Jairo CuevasCoachAngels
Brian EspositoCoachIndians

Peoria Javelinas

NamePositionMLB Org
PITCHERS
Penn MurfeeRHPMariners
Sam DelaplaneRHPMariners
Raymond KerrLHPMariners
Aaron FletcherLHPMariners
Forrest WhitleyRHPAstros
Tyler IveyRHPAstros
Carlos SanabriaRHPAstros
Jojanse TorresRHPAstros
Cody PonceRHPPirates
Nick MearsRHPPirates
Blake CederlindRHPPirates
Tanner HouckRHPRed Sox
Yoan AybarLHPRed Sox
Bryan MataRHPRed Sox
CATCHERS
Luis CampusanoCPadres
Cal RaleighCMariners
Jason DelayCPirates
Colton ShaverCAstros
INFIELDERS
JJ Matijevic1BAstros
Owen Miller2BPadres
Jose CaballeroSSMariners
Oneil CruzSSPirates
CJ ChathamSSRed Sox
Hudson Potts3BPadres
Jeremy Pena3BAstros
OUTFIELDERS
Marcus WilsonOFRed Sox
Jarred KelenicOFMariners
Jared OlivaOFPirates
Jarren DuranOFRed Sox
Julio RodriguezOFMariners
COACHING STAFF
Dave TurgeonManagerPirates
Drew FrenchPitching CoachAstros
Oscar BernardHitting CoachPadres
Carson VitaleCoachMariners
Corey WimberlyCoachRed Sox
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Salt River Rafters

NamePositionMLB Org
PITCHERS
Matt PeacockRHPD-backs
Matt BrillRHPD-backs
Miguel AguilarLHPD-backs
Cody ReedLHPD-backs
Alexander GuillenRHPRockies
Ashton GoudeauRHPRockies
Nick NeidertRHPMarlins
Alex VesiaLHPMarlins
Vincenzo AielloRHPMarlins
C.J. CarterRHPMarlins
Dakota ChalmersRHPTwins
Zach NeffLHPTwins
Jovani MoranLHPTwins
Moises GomezRHPTwins
Alex ValverdeRHPRays
Drew StrotmanRHPRays
Shane BazRHPRays
CATCHERS
Ronaldo HernandezCRays
Brian ServenCRockies
INFIELDERS
Seth Beer1BD-backs
Colton Welker1BRockies
Jose Devers2BMarlins
Geraldo PerdomoSSD-backs
Taylor WallsSSRays
Royce LewisSSTwins
Bret Boswell3BRockies
Roberto Ramos1BRockies
OUTFIELDERS
Jerar EncarnacionOFMarlins
Victor Victor MesaOFMarlins
Josh LoweOFRays
Jake McCarthyOFD-backs
Alex KirilloffOFTwins
COACHING STAFF
Keith JohnsonManagerMarlins
Jim PaduchPitching CoachRays
Tim DohertyHitting CoachRockies
Luis RamirezCoachTwins
Travis DenkerCoachD-backs


Scottsdale Scorpions

NamePositionMLB Org
PITCHERS
Connor JohnstoneRHPBraves
Daysbel HernandezRHPBraves
Brad RoneyRHPBraves
Brandon WhiteRHPBraves
Frank RubioRHPGiants
Bryce TuckerLHPGiants
Tristan BeckRHPGiants
David PetersonLHPMets
Ryley GilliamRHPMets
Thomas SzapuckiLHPMets
Spencer HowardRHPPhillies
Connor SeaboldRHPPhillies
Jojo RomeroLHPPhillies
CATCHERS
Joey BartCGiants
Patrick MazeikaCMets
Ali SanchezCMets
INFIELDERS
Cullen Large2BBlue Jays
Jalen Miller2BGiants
Logan WarmothSSBlue Jays
Andres GimenezSSMets
Sam Haggerty2BMets
Kevin SmithSSBlue Jays
Greyson Jenista2BBraves
Nick MatonSSPhillies
Alec Bohm3BPhillies
Luis Carpio2BMets
OUTFIELDERS
Heliot RamosOFGiants
Jacob HeywardOFGiants
Garrison SchwartzOFBraves
Justin DeanOFBraves
Trey HarrisOFBraves
Mickey MoniakOFPhillies
COACHING STAFF
Cesar MartinManagerBlue Jays
Brad BergesenPitching CoachPhillies
Danny SantiestebanHitting CoachBraves
Steve KlineCoachGiants

Surprise Saguaros

NamePositionMLB Org
PITCHERS
Dean KremerRHPOrioles
Alex WellsLHPOrioles
David LebronRHPOrioles
Sterling SharpRHPNationals
Andrew LeeRHPNationals
Nick RaquetLHPNationals
Jacob Condra-BoganRHPNationals
Glenn OttoRHPYankees
Daniel BiesRHPYankees
Daniel LynchLHPRoyals
Daniel TilloLHPRoyals
Tad RatliffRHPRoyals
CATCHERS
Donny SandsCYankees
Jakson ReetzCNationals
Matt WhatleyCRangers
INFIELDERS
Luis GarciaSSNationals
Rylan Bannon3BOrioles
Gabriel Cancel1BRoyals
Mason McCoySSOrioles
Brandon Wagner1BYankees
OUTFIELDERS
Kyle IsbelOFRoyals
Josh StowersOFYankees
Bubba ThompsonOFRangers
Brewer HicklenOFRoyals
Nick BanksOFNationals
Cole FreemanOFNationals
COACHING STAFF
Scott ThormanManagerRoyals
Ken JoyceHitting CoachYankees
Kyle MooreCoachOrioles
Larry PardoCoachNationals
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