Arizona Fall League Prospect Report: Kyle Manzardo Continues Mashing


Image credit: Kyle Manzardo (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

Kyle Manzardo, 1B, Guardians: After a season in which he slugged 17 home runs between two levels and two organizations, Manzardo has shown off his power stroke in the desert. After homering in three straight games in the second week of the AFL, Manzardo, a lefty-hitting Washington State product, slammed two more longballs on Tuesday afternoon. Not only does Manzardo currently lead the AFL in home runs, he’s one off the total of six that Tyler Hardman and Matt Mervis hit last year when they led the league.

Tyler Locklear, 1B, Mariners: Over the course of the season, Locklear—a Virginia Commonwealth alum whom Seattle chose in the second round of the 2022 draft—emerged as one of the purest hitters in the Mariners’ system. His season was shortened by injury, but he’s making up for lost time in the AFL. On Tuesday he hit his second home run of the AFL, a two-run blast in Peoria’s extra-inning loss to Glendale.

Tekoah Roby, RHP, Cardinals: Roby was part of a fantastic Rangers draft class that also included outfielder Evan Carter, shortstop Thomas Saggese and infielder Justin Foscue. Roby and Saggese were the package of prospects Texas used to acquire Jordan Montgomery from the Cardinals.

Now, Roby, who opened the AFL with a pair of polar-opposite outings—three one-hit innings in his first start and five runs in 0.2 innings in his second turn—has turned scouts’ heads and is in contention for the top pitching prospect in St. Louis’ system.

Roby’s third start looked more like first. In three innings, the righthander struck out six hitters, walked one and allowed two runs (both earned) on three hits. After the outing, he’s got 11 strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

Tuesday’s Top Performers

Manzardo, KylePEJCLE322210.286.388.7382 HR
Montgomery, BennySRRCOL512202.405.490.5482B, HR
Rincones Jr., GabrielSCOPHI432212.310.420.5712B, HR, SB
Rosario, Kala’iGDDMIN523201.150.244.400HR
Crawford, ReggieSCOSFG311111.161.297.387HR
Kroon, MattSCOPHI311211.192.344.346HR
Locklear, TylerPEJSEA511201.229.378.486HR
Melendez, IvanSRRARI512100.227.346.4093B
Rosier, CoryGDDBOS522101.325.372.4252 2B
Schwartz, JTGDDNYM511202.267.333.400HR
Bowen, JaseSRRPIT412011.392.466.667SB
Durbin, CalebMSSNYY412110.324.477.588SB
Montgomery, CarsonGDDTBR412111.256.289.535
Triantos, JamesMSSCHC503001.474.574.7633 SB
Dezenzo, ZachMSSHOU511102.204.316.408
Keith, DamonGDDLAD501103.238.407.333
Martorella, NathanPEJSDP411001.241.333.310
Muncy, MaxMSSOAK301211.222.282.361SB
Scott II, VictorSCOSTL511000.275.383.325
Smith, D’AndreGDDNYM402000.167.259.167
Vines, DariusSRRATL5.24110091.59W
Williams, KendallGDDLAD43222035.40
Workman, LoganPEJTBR45331243.38
Bratt, MitchSURTEX3.11000039.95
Kent, ZakSURTEX3.13440355.56L
Baumler, CarterMSSBAL34331454.50L
Lonsway, SethSCOSFG33110126.23
Roby, TekoahSCOSTL33220166.75W
Ulloa, MiguelMSSHOU233320213.50
Romero, JoseMSSCHC1.20000111.69
Halligan, PatrickSRRATL1.110000017.18
Hunter Jr., LeonPEJSEA1.12320115.40L
McGough, TreyMSSBAL1.10100135.06
Sadler, FitzSURTOR1.121112017.18
Thomas, TylerGDDNYM1.10000025.06
Alford, PeytonPEJSEA11000026.75
Baker, AndrewSCOPHI10000230.00
Barrington, MalikGDDMIN100000319.29
Bayless, JarodPEJSEA10000030.00

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