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Arizona Fall League Prospect Report — November 17, 2021

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Triston Casas (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

Triston Casas, 1B, Red Sox—Casas’ standout season isn’t over yet. He reached base in all five of his plate appearances in Scottsdale’s 9-7 loss to Surprise on Tuesday. Casas had a pair of singles, drew three walks and scored twice for the Scorpions. He is now batting .373 with a .993 OPS in the AFL, an excellent follow-up to a regular season that saw him advance to Triple-A and lead Team USA to a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Austin Wells, C, Yankees – Whatever position he ends up playing, there remains little question Wells will hit. The Yankees No. 5 prospect went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs to lead Surprise over Scottsdale. His first double drove in Yankees teammate Elijah Dunham to cut Surprise’s deficit to 4-3, and his second double drove in a pair to cap a five-run outburst by the Saguaros in the fourth inning. Wells is now batting .305 with a .925 OPS in the AFL, part of a strong Yankees contingent making an outsized impact on the league.

Dominic Canzone, OF, D-backs — Canzone continues to hit, hit, and hit some more. The D-backs outfield prospect went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run to lead Salt River to a 5-0 win over Peoria at Salt River Fields. The performance was Canzone’s latest in a breakout fall for the Ohio State product. Canzone is now batting .349 with a .986 OPS in the AFL and is continuing to catch the attention of teammates, scouts and casual observers alike.

Matt Wallner, OF, Twins—After being limited to 66 games during the regular season by a wrist sprain, Wallner is making up for lost time in the AFL. Wallner went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in Scottsdale’s loss to Surprise. The blast was Wallner’s sixth homer of the fall, putting him in a tie for third place for most homers in the league. Overall, the 23-year-old outfielder is batting .302 with a 1.019 OPS for the Scorpions.

Jose Tena, SS/2B, Guardians – Tena continues to swing a hot bat for Scottsdale. The rising Guardians prospect went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple in Tuesday’s loss to Surprise. He is now batting .407, which would lead the AFL if he had enough plate appearances to qualify.


ARIAFLDominic Canzone, RF5132.3492B (4), HR (3),
ATLAFLLuke Waddell, SS4010.255
ATLAFLDrew Lugbauer, C4010.364
ATLAFLJesse Franklin, OF2100.0822 BB (11),
BOSAFLKole Cottam, C5010.275
BOSAFLTriston Casas, 3B2220.3733 BB (17),
BOSAFLChristian Koss, SS2000.222
CHCAFLAndy Weber, SS4000.284
CHCAFLNelson Velazquez, LF4010.361
CHCAFLLuis Vazquez, SS3000.200
CINAFLDrew Mount, OF4120.3412B (5), SB (2),
CLEAFLRichard Palacios, 2B4110.263
2B (7), BB (11), E (2),
CLEAFLJose Tena, SS3021.4072B (6), 3B (1),
COLAFLEzequiel Tovar, SS4000.167
COLAFLMichael Toglia, 1B2100.2532 BB (11),
COLAFLWillie MacIver, C2100.233BB (5), SB (1),
COLAFLRyan Vilade, LF2200.243
2 BB (10), SB (3),
CWSAFLYoelkis Cespedes, OF3010.181
CWSAFLYolbert Sanchez, SS4020.400
CWSAFLJose Rodriguez, IF3000.226
DETAFLEric De La Rosa, OF4000.212
HOUAFLGrae Kessinger, SS3000.258
KCAFLLuca Tresh, C4000.125
KCAFLNathan Eaton, 2B5221.3383B (2),
KCAFLSeuly Matias, OF3000.197BB (12), E (1),
KCAFLJake Means, 3B3100.175BB (6),
LAAAFLOrlando Martinez, RF3010.225
LAAAFLAnthony Mulrine, C3000.111
LAAAFLJeremiah Jackson, SS3000.161
LADAFLJames Outman, CF3000.286BB (12),
MIAAFLKameron Misner, OF3000.194
MIAAFLJJ Bleday, OF4000.315
MILAFLWeston Wilson, 3B3010.300BB (3),
MINAFLMichael Helman, 2B2000.224
MINAFLMatt Wallner, RF5132.302HR (6),
NYMAFLBrett Baty, 3B4013.301
NYMAFLWilmer Reyes, SS4010.220
NYYAFLElijah Dunham, OF4112.351BB (14),
NYYAFLAustin Wells, C4034.3052 2B (5),
OAKAFLLogan Davidson, SS4121.294HR (2),
OAKAFLJonah Bride, 3B2000.250BB (13),
PHIAFLBryson Stott, SS3012.325
2B (6), BB (22), CS (3),
PHIAFLSimon Muzziotti, CF3011.254BB (13),
PHIAFLLogan O'Hoppe, C4112.306HR (3),
PITAFLJi-Hwan Bae, SS5220.2473B (1), SB (8),
SEAAFLJose Caballero, IF4010.2282 SB (4),
SEAAFLCade Marlowe, LF3100.200BB (16), E (2),
SFAFLMarco Luciano, SS5112.236HR (3),
STLAFLJuan Yepez, 1B4000.295
TBAFLJordan Qsar, OF1100.2172 BB (2), SB (1),
TBAFLMatthew Dyer, C4000.176
TBAFLCurtis Mead, 2B4100.304BB (4),
TEXAFLEzequiel Duran, 2B3211.275
HR (3), BB (5), E (3),
TORAFLSpencer Horwitz, 1B4120.393
TORAFLGabriel Moreno, C4000.342
WASAFLJackson Cluff, SS4221.343BB (14), SB (7),
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2023 Prospect Position Rankings: First Base

Here is the 2023 prospect position ranking for first basemen.


ARIAFLMitchell Stumpo, RHP1000103.60
ATLAFLJake Higginbotham, LHP11110212.15
BOSAFLBrendan Cellucci, LHP1000016.94
CHCAFLRyan Jensen, RHP4422339.64L (2-1)
CLEAFLAaron Pinto, RHP1200026.75
CLEAFLTanner Tully, LHP3533118.10
CLEAFLDamon Casetta-Stubbs, RHP0355215.59L (0-1)
COLAFLJake Bird, RHP1000002.31
COLAFLMatt Dennis, RHP3200033.78W (1-3)
COLAFLReagan Todd, LHP1000001.93
CWSAFLMcKinley Moore, RHP0100014.22
HOUAFLR.J. Freure, RHP2100117.98
KCAFLMitchell Ellis, RHP1100004.32
KCAFLZach Haake, RHP1343326.61
LAAAFLZach Linginfelter, RHP1000112.19
LAAAFLRobinson Pina, RHP3433143.63L (2-1)
LADAFLJeff Belge, LHP00223019.96
MIAAFLJefry Yan, LHP11111210.29
MINAFLEvan Sisk, LHP1111227.59
NYMAFLConnor Grey, RHP3200043.00
NYYAFLHarold Cortijo, RHP1110105.00
OAKAFLBrock Whittlesey, RHP1222029.00
PHIAFLErik Miller, LHP2000041.80
PITAFLRoansy Contreras, RHP4310183.21W (2-1)
SDAFLJesse Scholtens, RHP1000022.38
SEAAFLTravis Kuhn, RHP1100001.08Sv (2)
SFAFLCole Waites, RHP10000216.20
STLAFLJake Walsh, RHP1000018.38
TEXAFLTim Brennan, RHP2200215.59W (1-1)
TEXAFLSpencer Mraz, RHP1222028.31
TORAFLCre Finfrock, RHP1100107.71
TORAFLBrody Rodning, LHP2000027.71
WASAFLEvan Lee, LHP2100135.19
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