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Arizona Fall League Prospect Report — October 25, 2021

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Eric De La Rosa, OF, Tigers — Spencer Torkelson, Riley Greene and Ryan Kriedler might be gone, but there are still Tigers prospects providing power in the desert. De La Rosa, 24, went deep twice in Salt River's games on Friday and Saturday, which is impressive considering he hit no more than three home runs at any of his three levels this past season. The homers were the first two of the AFL year for De La Rosa.

Joey Wiemer, OF, Brewers — The Paul Bunyan of the AFL continues to cut down all pitchers who dare cross his path. Wiemer, whose offensive renaissance came with a change in timing mechanisms, went 7-for-8 in his two weekend contests while striking out once and walking twice. He doubled twice and stole a pair of bases in that span as well. With his team depleted of its higher profile stars, Wiemer now serves as the Rafters' leading supplier of power.

Nelson Velazquez, OF, Cubs — Velazquez's strong turn in the AFL continued through the season's second week. Between Friday and Saturday the slugging Cubs prospect went 4-for-8 with a double, a homer and two walks. He's 10-for-27 to begin the AFL, with four doubles and the longball while drawing seven walks as well. After hitting just four home runs in his first two seasons as a pro, Velazquez, the Cubs' fifth-round pick out of Puerto Rico in 2017, slammed 20 homers in a season split between High-A South Bend and Double-A Tennessee.

Asa Lacy, LHP, Royals — After a tough pro debut at High-A Quad Cities, the lefthanded Lacy put together a fine outing in his latest AFL start. Against Peoria, Lacy struck out five in two scoreless, hitless innings. He's still scuffled with his control so far (four walks in 4.2 innings), but Lacy has also whiffed 10 over his first three starts for Surprise. A continuation of those trends would serve as an excellent rebound point in 2022.

Slade Cecconi, RHP, D-backs — After going for a combined five innings over his first two outings, Cecconi upped the ante and went four frames in his third turn in the Fall League. The righthander, whom Arizona took in the first round out of Miami in 2020, whiffed five over those four one-run innings without issuing a walk.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAFLCooper Hummel, OF4001.0912 BB (6),
ARIAFLBuddy Kennedy, 3B5000.000
ATLAFLJesse Franklin, OF4113.095HR (1),
ATLAFLDrew Lugbauer, C4111.273
BALAFLGreg Cullen, 2B4111.1822B (1),
BOSAFLKole Cottam, C4010.250
CHCAFLLuis Vazquez, SS3200.160BB (6), SB (1),
CHCAFLNelson Velazquez, LF4221.3702B (4), BB (7),
CHCAFLAndy Weber, SS4122.200
3B (1), BB (7), CS (1),
CINAFLDrew Mount, OF4230.200SB (1),
CINAFLIvan Johnson, 2B4123.286HR (3), BB (2),
CINAFLMike Siani, CF4210.1433 SB (5),
CLEAFLJose Tena, SS3000.278
CLEAFLRichard Palacios, 2B3110.308BB (5),
COLAFLWillie MacIver, C1000.200
COLAFLEzequiel Tovar, SS4110.176
2B (2), BB (3), SB (1),
CWSAFLYoelkis Cespedes, OF3110.231
CWSAFLYolbert Sanchez, SS3010.2502B (1), BB (2),
DETAFLEric De La Rosa, OF4223.250
HR (2), BB (2), 2 SB (2),
HOUAFLPedro Leon, OF4010.1612 E (3),
KCAFLJake Means, 3B5120.160E (1),
KCAFLSeuly Matias, OF3112.208HR (2),
KCAFLNathan Eaton, 2B5242.476
2B (4), 3B (1), SB (3),
LAAAFLJeremiah Jackson, SS4124.154HR (1),
LAAAFLOrlando Martinez, RF4000.214
LAAAFLAnthony Mulrine, C3000.067BB (2), E (1),
LADAFLJames Outman, CF3210.294BB (6),
MIAAFLKameron Misner, OF4001.125
MIAAFLJJ Bleday, OF4010.308BB (8), SB (1),
MIAAFLWill Banfield, C3100.182BB (3),
MILAFLJoey Wiemer, OF4130.4232 BB (4), SB (2),
MINAFLAndrew Bechtold, 3B4011.320
NYMAFLHayden Senger, C2100.2312 BB (3),
NYMAFLWilmer Reyes, SS5100.240BB (8), SB (4),
NYMAFLCarlos Cortes, 2B5111.286BB (4),
NYYAFLAustin Wells, C4000.409BB (3), E (1),
NYYAFLElijah Dunham, OF2000.333
OAKAFLAustin Beck, OF4112.389SB (1),
PHIAFLLogan O'Hoppe, C3112.280
HR (1), BB (6), E (1),
PHIAFLSimon Muzziotti, CF3020.227BB (4),
PHIAFLBryson Stott, SS4110.370
PITAFLNick Gonzales, SS5000.241
PITAFLJi-Hwan Bae, SS5010.303
SEAAFLJose Caballero, IF3100.167BB (4),
SEAAFLCade Marlowe, LF3100.120BB (6), SB (5),
SFAFLHunter Bishop, OF3010.1112B (1),
SFAFLMarco Luciano, SS4000.208E (1),
SFAFLWill Wilson, SS1000.222
SFAFLPatrick Bailey, C4010.313E (1),
STLAFLJuan Yepez, 1B5010.323
TBAFLCurtis Mead, 2B4020.300
TBAFLHeriberto Hernandez, C3010.133
TEXAFLJustin Foscue, 2B5110.2632B (3),
TORAFLSpencer Horwitz, 1B4121.3752B (1), BB (4),
WASAFLJackson Cluff, SS3011.313BB (4),
AFLLars Nootbaar, RF4010.269BB (6),
AFLRyan Vilade, LF5142.3002B (2), BB (4),
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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIAFLKeegan Curtis, RHP1000.00020.00
ARIAFLSlade Cecconi, RHP4511.00054.00W (1-0)
ARIAFLMitchell Stumpo, RHP1100.00012.25
ARIAFLShumpei Yoshikawa, RHP22001.00025.87
CHCAFLDanis Correa, RHP0.21002.00010.00
CINAFLEddy Demurias, RHP0.2000.00007.71
CINAFLJames Marinan, RHP3000.00060.00
CLEAFLMatt Turner, LHP1000.000015.00
CLEAFLDamon Casetta-Stubbs, RHP1.12001.00020.00
CWSAFLCaleb Freeman, RHP0.2211.00012.45
HOUAFLChad Donato, RHP23432.000210.80L (1-1)
HOUAFLAngel Macuare, RHP2.11222.00014.15
KCAFLAsa Lacy, LHP20001.00053.86W (2-0)
LAAAFLNathan Burns, RHP1000.00023.00
LAAAFLZach Linginfelter, RHP1.21101.00023.38
LADAFLJeff Belge, LHP1.12111.00029.82
MILAFLTaylor Floyd, RHP1000.00002.45
NYYAFLBlane Abeyta, RHP0.23431.000215.43
NYYAFLHarold Cortijo, RHP12222.00006.00
OAKAFLBrock Whittlesey, RHP1100.00019.00W (1-0)
SDAFLTom Cosgrove, LHP1444.000013.50
SDAFLJose Quezada, RHP1100.00026.75
SEAAFLLuis Curvelo, RHP2.12221.00037.71
SEAAFLJuan Then, RHP3.28442.00057.04L (0-2)
SFAFLSeth Corry, LHP0.20114.00023.38
SFAFLR.J. Dabovich, RHP10001.00011.93
SFAFLCole Waites, RHP0.22331.000230.38
TBAFLMatthew Peguero, RHP2.14111.00056.35
TBAFLCaleb Sampen, RHP23323.00045.79L (0-1)
TEXAFLTim Brennan, RHP1.2200.00019.00
TORAFLMichael Dominguez, RHP45442.00039.00
TORAFLCre Finfrock, RHP1000.00002.08
TORAFLBrody Rodning, LHP1.1000.00030.00
TORAFLGraham Spraker, RHP1100.00010.00
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