2022 Arizona Fall League: Surprise Saguaros

The Arizona Fall League will begin its 2022 campaign on Oct. 3, the first day of six weeks of games in Phoenix. Preliminary rosters were announced today. While there are likely to be changes between now and Opening Day, this is the first version of the Surprise club, with prospects from the Rangers, Royals, Pirates, Astros and Phillies.

Top 100 Prospects: Quinn Priester, RHP, Pirates (64); Henry Davis, C, Pirates (80); Luisangel Acuña, SS/2B, Rangers (84)

Intriguing Prospects: Phillies prospect Carlos De La Cruz has always had plentiful raw power. Now, it’s turning into plentiful game power. The hulking 22-year-old has swatted 17 home runs through his first 98 games—split between High-A Jersey Shore and Double-A Reading—to go along with 20 doubles and two triples. De La Cruz still has a ways to go in terms of plate discipline, but his juice makes him a player to watch … Pirates outfielder Matt Gorski was in the midst of a breakout before an injury led to an elongated stint on the injured list. He’s got excellent power and a very strong throwing arm and the chance to play center field but the ability to profile in a corner if he has to move … Phillies outfielder Johan Rojas should be one of the league’s most exciting defenders given his potential shutdown glove in center … Royals outfielder Tyler Gentry has been one of the system’s biggest breakouts in 2022. His .327 average and .974 OPS both lead Kansas City’s system. … Rangers righthander Kumar Rocker will be one of the most closely followed arms in the AFL. Texas shocked the industry by taking Rocker No. 3 overall with only a handful of starts in the Frontier League since he and the Mets failed to come to an agreement with Rocker after taking him with their first-round pick in 2021. 

Position Player Birthdate Organization
P Christian Chamberlain 7/20/99 KC
P Omar Cruz 1/26/99 PIT
P Jonah Dipoto 9/3/96 KC
P Colton Gordon 12/20/98 HOU
P Rhett Kouba 9/3/99 HOU
P Jake Latz 4/8/96 TEX
P Taylor Lehman 12/30/95 PHI
P Francisco Morales 10/27/99 PHI
P Walter Pennington 4/14/98 KC
P Quinn Priester 9/16/00 PIT
P Kumar Rocker 11/22/99 TEX
P Matt Ruppenthal 10/21/95 HOU
P Brett Schulze 11/24/97 PHI
P Colin Selby 10/24/97 PIT
P T.J. Sikkema 7/25/98 KC
P Jonathan Sprinkle 7/8/98 HOU
P Nick Starr 12/3/96 TEX
P Tahnaj Thomas 6/16/99 PIT
P Grant Wolfram 12/12/96 TEX
C Henry Davis 9/21/99 PIT
C Cody Freeman 1/5/01 TEX
C Blake Sabol # 1/7/98 PIT
INF Luisangel Acuña 03/12/2002 TEX
INF J.C. Correa 9/15/98 HOU
INF Jayce Easley 8/2/99 TEX
INF Nick Gonzales 5/27/99 PIT
INF Jacob Gonzalez # 6/26/98 PIT
INF Trevor Hauver 11/20/98 TEX
INF Scott Schreiber 10/13/95 HOU
INF Samad Taylor 7/11/96 KC
INF Will Wagner 7/29/98 HOU
OF Carlos De La Cruz 10/6/99 PHI
OF Tyler Gentry 2/1/99 KC
OF Matt Gorski 12/22/97 PIT
OF Jhailyn Ortiz* 11/18/98 PHI
OF John Rave 12/30/97 KC
OF Johan Rojas 8/14/00 PHI
OF Aaron Zavala 6/24/00 TEX

*indicates a player on a team’s 40-man roster
#indicates a player on an AFL team’s taxi squad

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