While the summer season is nearing its climax, some of baseball’s top prospects are already getting their plans together for the autumn.
The Arizona Fall League revealed its 2022 season schedule on Wednesday. The showcase circuit for baseball’s top young talent will begin its 90-game campaign on Monday, Oct. 3 with the season concluding with the AFL Championship Game on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Each fall, teams across Major League Baseball send seven of their best prospects to fill Fall League rosters. The AFL’s six teams are each aligned with five MLB clubs. This year’s assignments are:
Glendale Desert Dogs: Brewers, Dodgers, Reds, Twins, White Sox
Mesa Solar Sox: Athletics, Cubs, Marlins, Rays, Yankees
Peoria Javelinas: Guardians, Mariners, Mets, Nationals, Padres
Salt River Rafters: Blue Jays, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Tigers
Scottsdale Scorpions: Angels, Braves, Giants, Orioles, Red Sox
Surprise Saguaros: Astros, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, Royals
The league is split into East (Mesa, Salt River, Scottsdale) and West (Glendale, Peoria, Surprise) divisions, with each team playing a 30-game schedule at Spring Training facilities like Glendale’s Camelback Ranch (spring home of the Dodgers and White Sox), Mesa’s Sloan Park (Cubs), Peoria Sports Complex (Mariners and Padres), Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (D-backs and Rockies), Scottsdale Stadium (Giants) and Surprise Stadium (Rangers and Royals).
In addition to games at the league’s traditional venues, the 2022 Fall League will feature select contests at Chase Field in Phoenix, home of the D-backs. Two of the circuit’s biggest events arrive just before the league’s final week of play, with the AFL Home Run Derby and Fall Stars Game to be held at Sloan Park in Mesa on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6. The following Friday, Nov. 11, Peoria Sports Complex will host a play-in semifinal matchup before the league’s Championship Game the next day.
Founded in 1992, the AFL has gone on to help produce some of the game's biggest stars over the last three decades. Now embarking on its 30th anniversary season, the league has molded hundreds of big league All-Stars, over 20 MVPs, dozens of Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Award winners and more.
Fans can purchase season passes here, with single passes available for $175 ($80 discounted rate for seniors 55+) and $120 double passes available for seniors 55+. Individual game tickets are available online for purchase. Tickets cost $10 for an adult and $8 for seniors 55+. Children 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult receive free admission. For more ticket information, fans can email [email protected]. Click here to read ticket terms & conditions.