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Six 2023 Fisher Cats to participate in Arizona Fall League

Blue Jays No. 1 prospect Ricky Tiedemann one of six selected
September 22, 2023

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Six players who spent time for the 2023 New Hampshire Fisher Cats have been selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) this season. LHP Ricky Tiedemann, RHP Fitz Stadler, RHP CJ Van Eyk, RHP Trent Palmer, IF Damiano Palmegiani, and OF Will Robertson will play

Here are the 2023 Arizona Fall League rosters

Ten of MLB's Top 100 prospects are headed to the desert
September 22, 2023

Feel the crispness in the air. Fall is on our doorstep, and you know what that means: We'll see you in the desert. The Arizona Fall League announced its 2023 rosters Friday with several of baseball's top young talents scattered across the six rosters in the Grand Canyon State's Valley

Pirates' Gonzales posts 4-hit day in AFL

No. 93 overall prospect paces Saguaros in regular-season finale
November 10, 2022

Surprise 8, Scottsdale 2 Nick Gonzales collected four hits and drove in two runs, fellow Pirates farmhand Jacob Gonzalez knocked in two runs and scored twice as part of a multi-hit day and Rhett Kouba (Astros) logged four solid innings for his third AFL win as the Saguaros breezed in

Sheehan fans 10 in historic Fall League effort

No. 22 Dodgers prospect dominant, twirls five scoreless innings
November 9, 2022

Glendale 9, Peoria 3 Emmet Sheehan struck out 10 over five scoreless innings for the Desert Dogs, including a stretch of eight consecutive strikeouts to match the this year's high in the AFL. The No. 22 Dodgers prospect allowed a bloop single and a first-inning walk during his 67-pitch outing.

Priester celebrates Fall Stars nod with first AFL win

No. 3 Pirates hurler fans four over four solid innings for Surprise
November 5, 2022

Surprise 5, Salt River 3 The Saguaros rode a solid start from Pirates top pitching prospect and AFL All-Star Quinn Priester and a game-breaking single from the Rangers' Luisangel Acuña (No. 7) to their AFL-best 17th win. Priester logged four innings of two-run ball, striking out four to pick up

Conley shows out in bid for Fall Stars Game

No. 12 Braves prospect falls homer shy of cycle in four-hit game
November 4, 2022

Scottsdale 11, Peoria 3 Despite falling behind in the first inning on Angel Martinez's two-run homer, the Scorpions stormed back with a 16-hit onslaught, seven for extra bases, to best the Javelinas. Cal Conley fell a homer shy of the cycle and finished with four hits and two RBIs to

Wagner's homer adds to good night for Astros

Houston prospects lead Saguaros at the plate, on the mound
November 3, 2022

Surprise 2, Glendale 1 It was a banner day for the Houston Astros organization all around. While the big league club knotted up the World Series with the second no-hitter in Fall Classic history, one of the Astros' prospects continued his stellar showing in the Arizona Fall League. Third-base prospect

McLain belts first AFL homer for Glendale

No. 5 Reds prospect backs shutout by Dodgers' Sheehan, 'pen
November 2, 2022

Glendale 4, Peoria 0 It hasn’t been the smoothest start for Matt McLain (.172 AVG) in the Fall League. But the Reds’ fifth-ranked prospect broke out in a big way, with his first home run of the campaign in the Desert Dogs' first shutout of the season. The fifth-inning solo

Simon takes over AFL RBI lead with big night

Rays infield prospect plates four, now leads the circuit with 18
October 28, 2022

Mesa 6, Surprise 3 Ronny Simon took over the Fall League lead in RBIs after driving in four for the Solar Sox on Thursday, bringing his total to 18 over 16 games. The 22-year-old kicked off the scoring with an RBI groundout in the first inning before his game-changing drive

Daniels cranks 481-foot homer for Saguaros

Trackman says No. 29 Astros prospect's blast left bat at 114 mph
October 26, 2022

Surprise 5, Mesa 4 The Saguaros’ matinee victory over the Solar Sox was highlighted by Astros prospect Zach Daniels, whose 481-foot solo home run in the third stands as one of the most impressive single swings of this year’s Fall League to date. Houston’s 29th-ranked prospect got all of his

Julien homers twice for second straight game

No. 14 Twins prospect breaks out with four-hit, four-RBI night
October 25, 2022

Glendale 14, Scottsdale 12 The Desert Dogs and the Scorpions combined for 14 runs, 12 hits, and four home runs, including a grand slam, in the first two innings at Camelback Ranch, and then really started scoring. But it was Edouard Julien, the club’s No. 14 prospect, who stood out

Wentz delivering the goods for Rafters in AFL

Tigers southpaw extends scoreless streak to three straight starts
October 23, 2022

Salt River 3, Peoria 0 Is any pitcher having a better Fall League than Rafters’ lefty Joey Wentz? The Tigers' 24th-ranked prospect logged four more scoreless innings to help Rafters post a shutout win over the Javelinas. Wentz struck out three and didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning

Davis clocks first AFL home run for Surprise

Top Pirates prospect continues hot-hitting ways with long ball
October 21, 2022

Surprise 7, Glendale 2 Henry Davis showed the skillset that made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 Draft, and fellow Pirate Quinn Priester was strong out of the gate for the Saguaros. The fifth-inning solo homer was the first this fall for baseball's No. 19 overall prospect

NL Central infielders power up in Fall League

Cardinals' Winn, Pirates' Gonzales energize Rafters, Saguaros
October 19, 2022

Salt River 9, Scottsdale 1 After losing eight straight to open the Fall League campaign, the Rafters have won five of their last six and none by a bigger margin than their latest convincing victory. No. 2 Cardinals prospect Masyn Winn connected on his first home run of the AFL

Two inside-the-park homers highlight AFL action

Orioles' Kjerstad, Braves' Conley record rare feat for Scorpions
October 18, 2022

Scottsdale 6, Peoria 4 You get an inside-the-park home run! You get an inside-the-park home run! The Scorpions used two — that’s right, two — en route to their win over Peoria. Heston Kjerstad and Cal Conley both recorded inside-the-park-homers three innings apart. Kjerstad, the ninth-ranked Orioles prospect, belted a

Fall, Veen shine in Chase Field tripleheader

Marlins lefty dominates, top Rockies prospect uses bat and speed
October 16, 2022

Mesa 1, Glendale 1 (F/8) A pitchers' duel led off the Chase Field tripleheader. Justin Fall worked around three hits and two walks with four strikeouts across five scoreless frames for the Solar Sox. The Marlins southpaw shook off a tough AFL debut by using a four-pitch mix and going

Van Scoyoc leads the way in AFL's first shutout

Angels prospect tosses five frames of three-hit ball for Scottsfale
October 15, 2022

Scottsdale 2, Glendale 0 Angels prospect Connor Van Scoyoc led the way in the AFL's first shutout performance of the season, twirling five frames of three-hit ball with no walks and three strikeouts. Two of the three hits that Van Scoyoc allowed came in the first inning, after which the

Day 4 of the AFL brought more big swings

Royals' Gentry slugs a pair, Nats' Millas homers in four-RBI game
October 7, 2022

Surprise 8, Salt River 6 Tyler Gentry homered twice and Luisangel Acuna, the No, 7 Texas prospect, also went deep to power Surprise in its 8-6 win over Salt River. Down two runs early, Acuna’s solo homer to left center jumpstarted the Saguaros’ four-run third, with Gentry pulling his first

Bats continue to supply power in Day 3 of AFL

Barger belts two homers, Matos goes yard for second straight day
October 6, 2022

Mesa 19, Salt River 8 Power continued to be the name of the game in the Arizona Fall League, and Addison Barger added on with two home runs for Salt River in its 19-8 loss to Mesa. Toronto’s 13th-ranked prospect collected two of the Rafters’ four hits and drove in

More power during Day 2 of Fall League action

Rockies' Veen belts long home run as part of four-hit afternoon
October 5, 2022

Glendale 11, Salt River 9 Zac Veen led all hitters with four knocks and three RBIs in the Rafters' loss. The top-ranked Rockies prospect finished a triple shy of a cycle, lacing a two-run double to left in the first before walking in the third. Veen slugged a 420-foot solo

Heavy hitters highlight first day of AFL

D-backs' Lawlar shines during stellar Arizona Fall League debut
October 4, 2022

Surprise 11, Salt River 6 Jordan Lawlar rode a hot bat as he ascended three levels of the D-backs' system this season, and the No. 12 overall prospect showed no signs of cooling off in his debut in the desert. Arizona's third-ranked prospect collected a pair of hits -- including

Lee slugs first Arizona Fall League homer

Top Astros prospect gets back on track with game-tying blast
November 17, 2021

Glendale 3, Mesa 2 Sometimes all it takes is one swing. For Korey Lee, Wednesday's sixth-inning at-bat might have been the one. Mired in a 2-for-25 slump entering his third plate appearance of the afternoon, the top Astros prospect evened the score with a two-run homer. The clout was Lee's

Wells paves way for Surprise with 4 RBIs

Sixth-ranked Yankees prospect collects two doubles and a single
November 16, 2021

Surprise 9, Scottsdale 7 As a whirlwind debut season comes to a close for Austin Wells, he can be forgiven for wanting it to go on a little bit longer. The No. 6 Yankees prospect doubled twice, singled and drove in four runs to help the Saguaros rally from an

Vilade busts loose in perfect day at the plate

No. 5 Rockies prospect paces offense with three hits, four RBIs
November 15, 2021

Salt River 12, Surprise 5 The final week of the AFL season offered Ryan Vilade an opportunity to clear away a 2-for-20 skid that had dropped his average and OPS down to .215 and .578 respectively. The No. 5 Rockies prospect took full advantage of that on Monday. Vilade reached

Red-hot Moreno keeps on hitting in AFL

Top Blue Jays prospect leads offense with three hits, three RBIs
November 12, 2021

Mesa 15, Salt River 10 With each passing day, Gabriel Moreno backs up his status as MLB Pipeline's No. 32 overall prospect. The 21-year-old tallied three more hits and drove in three runs to pace Mesa's offensive onslaught on Thursday night. Toronto's top prospect helped his club jump out to