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Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Here are the Arizona Fall League rosters

The Arizona Fall League is back and ready to be better than ever.

The global pandemic kept the AFL from taking place in 2020, but Major League Baseball’s finishing school for the game’s top prospects will be back in action starting on Oct. 13. And the rosters of the six teams, announced on Wednesday, are once again chock full of elite-level talent.

There are 17 of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects slated to play in the AFL this year, headlined by four in the top 10. Both Spencer Torkelson (No. 4) and Riley Greene (No. 7) of the Tigers will be there playing for the Salt River Rafters. Shortstop Marco Luciano (No. 5) of the Giants will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions while Padres shortstop CJ Abrams (No. 6) will be on the Peoria Javelinas, a team that has a league-high five Top 100 players on its roster….

The AFL has also long been a place where Major League Baseball has tried out new ideas. MLB announced that after extensive testing this season in the Minor Leagues, the following experimental rules will be used in the Arizona Fall League: pitch timer, restriction on defensive positioning, larger bases and the Automatic Ball-Strike System (“ABS”). Pitchers and catchers also will be permitted to use PitchCom, a pitcher-catcher communication device.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 06, 2021 at 12:06 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. donlock Posted: October 06, 2021 at 01:48 PM (#6044007)
I think Roosters is a great name for a team in Arizona.
   2. TJ Posted: October 06, 2021 at 03:26 PM (#6044033)
I think Roosters is a great name for a team in Arizona.

Agreed, even though I was hoping for “Cyber Ninjas”…
   3. bookbook Posted: October 07, 2021 at 10:04 PM (#6044678)
“Slider Ninjas”
   4. DFA Posted: October 09, 2021 at 02:03 PM (#6044995)
There are 17 of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects slated to play in the AFL this year, headlined by four in the top 10

Is it me or is that a low number compared to prior years?

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