Baseball welcomes back the Arizona Fall League on October 3rd of this year. The league first started back in 1992 and features some of the best prospects in the sport. Each team selects 6-8 players to represent them in the league. The season lasts six weeks and ends with the Arizona Fall League Championship game on November 12. Many notable players appeared in this league in past seasons such as Ronald Acuna, Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper, and Mike Trout.
The league consists of two divisions of three teams each. Each team represents 5 teams from the major leagues.
Mesa Solar Sox – A’s, Cubs, Marlins, Rays, Yankees
Salt River Rafters – Blue Jays, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Tigers
Scottsdale Scorpions – Angels, Braves, Giants, Orioles, Red Sox
Glendale Desert Dogs – Brewers, Dodgers, Reds, Twins, White Sox
Peoria Javelinas – Guardians, Mariners, Mets, Nationals, Padres
Surprise Saguaros – Astros, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, Royals
In an interesting move, the league will incorporate the new rules that were recently announced including shift restrictions, pitch timer, pick-off limits, and bigger bases.
So what good are knowing these names for fantasy league owners? Well, success in this league could lead to a promotion the following year and many of these players listed below may not be rostered in deeper dynasty leagues. Any extra information gives us an advantage over other owners to get a jump on a player who can help us win that championship, whether it’s a middle reliever for saves/holds or a speedy hitter who can steal some bases.
For more information on these players, clicking on the divisions will take you to our divisional midseason Top 50s. The numbers next to the player names indicate their ranking on their organizations’ midseason Top 50 list.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Heston Kjerstad – he’s finally healthy this year and I’m interested in seeing if he’s going to develop power and be another cornerstone for an improving Baltimore team.
Boston Red Sox
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Nick Yorke – struggled this season after a really solid 2021. Can he get back on track?
New York Yankees
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Jasson Dominguez – recently promoted to AA, I’m interested in seeing how he develops as he moves up levels with all his talent.
Tampa Bay Rays
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Sandy Gaston – the pitcher always had potential but has struggled to put it together.
Toronto Blue Jays
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Addison Barger – the third baseman could be a classic three-true-outcomes player with his power, walks, and strikeouts.
Chicago White Sox
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Sammy Peralta – the hard-throwing reliever gets a lot of strikeouts and there could be openings in the bullpen next season.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Lenny Torres – he’s struggled but has some good tools and is in an organization known for developing pitching.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Parker Meadows – Austin’s younger brother had a solid year and I’m looking forward to watching his development.
Kansas City Royals
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? John Rave – pretty cool sounding last name!
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Austin Martin – is he ever going to hit and hit with power?
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? J.C. Correa – Carlos’s younger brother had a solid season in High-A ball.
Los Angeles Angels
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Kyren Paris – the talented shortstop gets on base and steals bases and could be ready to take the next step.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Zack Gelof – talented third baseman may start with the big-league team next season. Also, Ginn is healthy and there are always openings in Oakland’s rotation.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Jorge Benitez – the hard-throwing reliever may factor into the team’s bullpen mix next year.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Kumar Rocker – is he healthy?
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Their pitchers – the team always seems to have a pitcher come out of nowhere to be successful!
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Victor Mesa, Jr. – is this the league to jump-start himself and put it all together?
New York Mets
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Stanley Consuegra – toolsy outfielder with speed and power who needs to hit.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? All of them, as a Phillies fan, but specifically Johan Rojas. Can he further develop his hit-tool to combine with his game-changing speed to lead off for the team in 2024?
Yasel Antuna, OF (15)
Darren Baker, 2B
Tim Cate, LHP (43)
Will Frizzell, 1B
Robert Hassell III, OF (2 on Padres)
Lucas Knowles, LHP
Brady Lindsly, C
Drew Millas, C
Orlando Ribalta, RHP
Amos Willingham, RHP
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Robert Hassell III – he struggled after being traded from San Diego so I’d like to see him get back on track.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Brennen Davis – he should have been in the majors this season if it wasn’t for injuries.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Marte and McLain – what a middle infield combination for Cincinnati fans to look forward to!
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Tyler Black – he didn’t play much this year due to injuries but I’ve always been excited about his potential.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Nick Gonzales – is finally healthy so I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s capable of doing.
St. Louis Cardinals
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Walker and Winn – two exciting prospects from an organization known to develop players very well.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? De Los Santos – he’s the youngest player in the league and shot up prospect rankings this summer.
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Zac Veen – can he play well enough to put himself into contention for an Opening Day roster spot in 2023?
Los Angeles Dodgers
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Andy Pages – will he continue his power surge into Arizona this season?
San Diego Padres
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Joshua Mears – San Diego hasn’t always produced great offensive talent from the minors but Mears could be special.
San Francisco Giants
Who I’m keeping my eyes on? Luis Matos – he was highly touted coming into this year but struggled in High-A. Can he get back on track with a good showing here?
Tony Bps Spina is a lifelong baseball fan hailing from the City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia! Tony has loved baseball since 1980 and has followed the Phillies through good and bad times. Tony is married with 3 kids and works for a financial institution but has enough free time to play in 20 fantasy baseball leagues with 75% of them being Dynasty Leagues. He lives a few blocks away from Citizens Bank Park and attends many Phillies games per year in addition to their minor league teams in Lehigh Valley and Reading. He can be reached on Twitter at @TonyBps1.