Arizona Fall League Prospect Report: Four Weekend Standouts To Know


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Jakob Marsee, OF, Padres: The Central Michigan product owned the Fall League in the first week. San Diego’s 2022 sixth-rounder collected multiple hits in each of the five games he played, including five between Friday and Saturday’s contests. In the last game of the opening week, Marsee went 3-for-6 and fell a home run short of the cycle in his team’s 18-run outburst win over Salt River.

Tyler Locklear, 1B, Mariners: The Fall League is lousy with first base prospects this year, and Locklear has a case as the best prospect of them all. The Virginia Commonwealth product clubbed his first home run of the AFL on Saturday in a four-run first inning for his Peoria club. His blast—which came off a hanging breaking ball—left the bat at 109.1 mph, which tied him for the hardest-hit ball in game full of loud contact.

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Victor Scott II, OF, Cardinals: The fastest man in the Fall League—if not the minor leagues—was up to his old tricks on Friday. Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Scott collected three hits and stole his third bag of the season. He also walked and scored a run. Scott led the minor leagues with 94 stolen bases—in 108 chances—during the regular season. He’s one of the most exciting players in the desert this fall.

Brett Harris, 3B, Athletics: Harris stood out for a couple of reasons on Friday, one of which does not show up in the box score. With a runner on second base, a Salt River hitter squibbed a ball up the third base line. Harris watched and waited for the ball to go foul, which clear wasn’t going to happen. Instead, Harris’ patience deked the runner into getting a bit too cheeky, and Harris picked the ball up and rifled to second base to catch the runner napping and turn an infield single into a fielder’s choice on a play that was equal parts Tom Emanski and Konstantin Stanislavski. Harris also walked four times, stole two bases and scored a run.

Saturday’s Stars

Bowen, JaseSRRPIT603301.500.5001.0002B, 3B
Locklear, TylerPEJSEA623401.500.5001.000HR
Marsee, JakobPEJSDP633210.500.5711.0002B, 3B
Clarke, WesSURMIL412410.500.6001.250HR
Berry, JacobPEJMIA613102.500.500.6672B
Cook, BillyMSSBAL211110.500.7502.000HR, SB
Thompson, SterlinSRRCOL512112.400.500.8003B
Wilson, PeytonSURKCR513201.600.600.8002B
Bigbie, JusticeSRRDET422110.500.600.7502B
Dunn, OliverSCOPHI301012.333.5001.0003B
Hurtubise, JacobSURCIN422010.500.600.7502B
Melendez, IvanSRRD-backs522211.400.500.6002B
Nuñez, NasimPEJMIA533310.600.667.600
Triantos, JamesMSSCHC402000.500.500.7502B
DeLauter, ChasePEJCLE411310.250.333.5002B
Fernandez, YeinerGDDLAD302110.667.750.667
Manzardo, KylePEJCLE421022.250.500.5002B
Mendez, HendrySURMIL401001.250.250.5002B
McGough, TreyMSSBAL21000020.00L
Carver, RossPEJCLE374401412.00W
Barger, AlecSRRCOL1.22000030.00
Kohlhepp, TannerSRRDET233301013.50
Daniel, DavisSCOLAA41000150.00
Casparius, BenGDDLAD21000030.00
Hernandez, JosephSURMIL2.11100420.00
Seminaris, AdamSURMIL41000070.00W
Geber, JordanGDDNYM43441109.00L
Stuart, BaronMSSNYY20000140.00
Vrieling, TrystanMSSNYY21000210.00
Ward, ThaddeusSCOWAS20000020.00

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