Arizona Fall League announces rosters for 15th 'Fall Stars Game'
Showcase of Baseball’s Future Will Broadcast LIVE On MLB Network
Fans Can Choose 26th Player for Each Roster with “The Fall Stars Final 2 Vote” at MLB.com/AFL
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – The Arizona Fall League (AFL) today announced the rosters for the 15th Fall Stars Game, which will be played at 5:00 p.m. MT (7:00 p.m. ET) on Saturday, November 13th at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. A combination of scouting and farm directors, AFL staff, and MLB Pipeline (via MLB.com) writers selected the players for the annual showcase of baseball’s future stars from the East and West Divisions of the Arizona Fall League. The game will air LIVE on MLB Network with Scott Braun (play-by-play), AFL alumnus Yonder Alonso (analyst) and Jonathan Mayo (analyst) on the call.
The East Division roster is made up of players from the Mesa Solar Sox (OAK, TOR, CHC, MIA, BAL), Salt River Rafters (MIL, ARI, NYM, COL, DET) and Scottsdale Scorpions (SF, CLE, TB, BOS, MIN). The West Division roster will feature players from the Glendale Desert Dogs (LAA, HOU, STL, LAD, CWS), Peoria Javelinas (ATL, SEA, SD, PHI, PIT) and Surprise Saguaros (WSH, CIN, TEX, KC, NYY).
Managers Lance Rymel (Chicago Cubs organization–East) of Mesa and Jair Fernandez (Los Angeles Dodgers organization–West) of Glendale, along with their respective coaching staffs, will manage the game since their AFL teams finished the first half of the season with the best records in their divisions.
Fans can select one additional player for each Fall Stars team via “The Fall Stars Final 2 Vote” that runs through Friday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m. ET. The ballot can be found on the Arizona Fall League website — MLB.com/AFL.
*Selected for Fall Stars Game, but cannot participate: Nolan Gorman (STL), Mike Siani (CIN), James Marinan (CIN), Joey Wiemer (MIL), Spencer Torkelson (DET)*
Many notable Major League stars have played in the first 14 Fall Stars Games, including Tyler Stephenson (2019), Pete Alonso (2018), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2018), Ronald Acuña Jr. (2017), Cody Bellinger (2016), Gary Sánchez (2015), Francisco Lindor (2014), Eddie Rosario (2014), Corey Seager (2014), Mookie Betts (2013), Marcus Semien (2013), Anthony Rendon (2012), Christian Yelich (2012), Bryce Harper (2011), Mike Trout (2011), Buster Posey (2009), Stephen Strasburg (2009) and Andrew McCutchen (2007).
Experimental rules that have been incorporated into the Arizona Fall League this season will be in play during Saturday’s Fall Stars Game, including larger bases, defensive positioning restrictions, pitch timer, automatic ball strike and Pitch Com.