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Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Rosters



Rosters for the Arizona Fall League's Fall Star Game—which will be played Saturday—were unveiled Monday, and not surprisingly some of the game's best prospects were selected.

The West Division roster is stocked by the Glendale Desert Dogs (Astros, Cardinals, Dodgers, Nationals, White Sox), Peoria Javelinas (Orioles, Padres, Mariners, Rays, Reds), and Surprise Saguaros (Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox, Royals, Twins). Peoria manager Jared Sandberg (Rays) will manage the West team.

The most high-profile players for the West include hard-throwing Red Sox righthander Michael Kopech, who's among the AFL leaders in strikeouts and who has reportedly touched 99 mph in the Fall League; The Rays' No. 2 prospect, Brent Honeywell, will start the game for the West. After a rough AFL start, Honeywell has not allowed a run in his past two outings, totaling seven innings; Astros righthanders Francis Martes and David Paulino also headline the West squad.

As far as bats, three Dodgers represent the West: first baseman Cody Bellinger, their top prospect at midseason; outfielder Alex Verdugo, L.A.'s No. 4 prospect at midseason, and bat-first second baseman Willie Calhoun, who ranked sixth at midseason. Other players to watch are Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, the son of Tom Gordon and half-brother of the Marlins' Dee Gordon; slugging Mariners outfielder Tyler O'Neill, who a scout broke down today, and Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader, their No. 4 prospect at midseason.

West Fall Stars
No.PitchersB/THtWtDOBOrg
35Barrett AstinR-R6'1"20010/22/91CIN
38Trey BallL-L6'6"1856/27/94BOS
37Ryan BrinleyL-R6'1"2004/9/93WAS
52Diego CastilloR-R6'3"2401/18/94TB
31Brent HoneywellR-R6'2"1803/31/95TB
50Michael KopechR-R6'3"2054/30/96BOS
35Francis MartesR-R6'1"22511/24/95HOU
52David PaulinoR-R6'7"2152/6/94HOU
29Edgar SantanaR-R6'2"18010/16/91PIT
99Rowan WickL-R6'3"22011/9/92STL
CatchersB/THtWtDOB
71Carson KellyR-R6'2"2207/14/94STL
13Jose TrevinoR-R5'11"19511/28/92TEX
InfieldersB/THtWtDOB
21Cody BellingerL-L6'4"2104/13/95LAD
7Willie CalhounL-R5'8"18711/4/94LAD
16Paul DeJongR-R6'1"1958/2/93STL
11Nick GordonL-R6'0"16010/24/95MIN
6Connor JoeR-R6'0"2058/16/92PIT
21Ryan O'HearnL-L6'3"2007/26/93OAK
OutfieldersB/THtWtDOB
36Harrison BaderR-R6'0"1956/3/94STL
23Michael GettysR-R6'1"20310/22/95SD
11Tyler O'NeillR-R5'11"2106/22/95SEA
15D.J. StewartL-R6'0"23011/30/93BAL
17Drew WardL-R6'3"21511/25/94WAS
BowmanVote-In Candidates
No.Infielders B-THt.Wt.DOBORG
9Brandon DixonR-R6-22151/29/92CIN
5Mauricio DubonR-R6-01607/19/94BOS
#OutfielderB-THtWtDOBORG
10Courtney HawkinsR-R6-324511/12/93CWS
CoachesPositionDOB
22Jared SandbergManager3/2/78
30Brant BrownHitting Coach6/22/71
43Justin LordPitching Coach11/15/79
44Pete ZamoraPitching Coach8/13/75
11Keith BodieCoach2/13/56
38Yoel MonzonCoach5/14/77
The East Division roster fields players from the Mesa Solar Sox (Athletics, Blue Jays, Cubs, Indians Marlins), Salt River Rafters (Braves, Brewers, D-backs, Rockies, Tigers) and defending champion Scottsdale Scorpions (Angels, Giants, Mets, Phillies, Yankees).

Mesa manager Ryan Christensen (Athletics) will manage the East team.

Among the pitchers for the East team are late-blooming Blue Jays lefthander Matt Dermody, a fastball/slider reliever who sits low-90s; fire-balling Tigers righthander Adam Ravenelle, who has hit 100 this season and has allowed just one hit in six AFL innings, and Yankees righthander Dillon Tate—acquired from the Rangers for Carlos Beltran—who has hit 97 mph in the AFL.

Among the hitters are Brewers catcher Jacob Nottingham, a bat-first player who has shown the raw tools and pop times that portend improvement behind the plate; Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson, a plus defender who has had a breakout fall at bat; Athletics' top prospect Franklin Barreto, who has struggled in the AFL but is coming off a dynamic second half; Gleyber Torres, acquired from the Cubs for Aroldis Chapman, who has shown opposite field power and is among the AFL leaders in slugging; Blue Jays' top prospect Anthony Alford, who has shaken off the rust from an injury-marred season; Midwest League No. 2 prospect Eloy Jimenez, who took big steps developmentally and showed off all of his tools this season, and Tigers slugger Christin Stewart, who led the Florida State League in homers.

The game will be broadcast on MLB Network and streamed on mlb.com at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 6, 2021

Highlighting the top prospect performers from Monday night's slate of games.

East Fall Stars
No.PitchersB/THtWtDOBOrg
31Sam BraggR-R6'2"1903/23/93OAK
46Matt DermodyR-L6'5"1907/4/90TOR
41James FarrisR-R6'2"2104/4/92CHC
38Jarlin GarciaL-L6'3"2151/18/93MIA
98Jared MillerL-L6'7"2408/21/93ARI
43Evan PhillipsR-R6'2"2159/11/94ATL
33Adam RavenelleR-R6'3"18510/5/92DET
47Tyler RogersR-R6'5"18712/17/90SF
68Chris StrattonR-R6'3"1908/22/90SF
50Dillon TateR-R6'2"1655/1/94NYY
44Corey TaylorR-R5'11"2451/8/93NYM
No.CatchersB/THtWtDOB
24Jacob NottinghamR-R6'2"2304/3/95MIL
9Taylor WardR-R6'1"18512/14/93LAA
No.InfieldersB/THtWtDOB
14Brian AndersonR-R6'3"1855/19/93MIA
4Franklin BarretoR-R5'10"1902/27/96OAK
32Kevin CronR-R6'5"2452/17/93ARI
6Scott KingeryR-R5'10"1804/29/94PHI
9Dawel LugoR-R6'0"19012/31/94ARI
25Ryan McMahonL-R6'2"18512/14/94COL
17Gleyber TorresR-R6'1"17512/13/96NYY
No.OutfieldersB/THtWtDOB
22Anthony AlfordR-R6'1"2157/20/94TOR
27Eloy JimenezR-R6'4"20511/27/96CHC
7Brett PhillipsL-R6'0"1855/30/94MIL
20Christin StewartL-R6'0"20512/10/93DET
7Bradley ZimmerL-R6'4"18511/27/92CLE
BowmanVote-In Candidates
No.InfieldersB-THt.Wt.DOBORG
18Miguel AndujarR-R6-01753/2/95NYY
2Gavin CecchiniR-R6-218612/22/93NYM
12Ian HappS-R6-02058/12/94CHC
No.Coaches
20Ryan ChristensonManager3/28/74
27Larry DayHitting Coach3/22/85
2Paul PhillipsHitting Coach4/15/77
26Vince HorsmanPitching Coach3/9/67
50Brian LawrencePitching Coach5/14/76

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