Arizona Fall League: Fall Stars Game Preview

Jarren Duran at Salt River Fields, Arizona Fall League, October 4, 2019 - credit Chris Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh)

The Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game’s rosters were announced the other day and many of the usual prospects were selected along with some lesser names. With the game this weekend, let’s take a look at the roster position-by-position and how they have been making out the past month in the desert. All stats are for games completed through October 10th. Let’s keep in mind small sample size definitely applies here as most of the teams only played 20 games to date.


Catcher
East
Miguel Amaya, Chicago – Ranked #8 on our Cubs Midseason Top 50
Amaya is slashing .303/.364/.385 in 33 at bats this Fall with zero home runs.
Joey Bart, San Francisco – Ranked #1 on our Giants Midseason Top 50
In 30 at bats Bart slashed an amazing .333/.524/.767 with 4 HR before breaking his thumb and finishing off the campaign. He should be healed and ready to go for Spring Training.
Ronaldo Hernandez, Tampa Bay – Ranked #8 on our Rays Midseason Top 50
Hernandez was selected to replace Bart after a .391/.440/.652 line with 1 HR in 23 at bats.

West
Tyler Stephenson, Cincinnati – Ranked #9 on our Reds Midseason Top 50
Stephenson is getting himself back in the conversation of talented catching prospects, slashing .394/.459/.576 after a solid season for Double A Chattanooga.
Ivan Herrera, St. Louis – Ranked #24 on our Cardinals Midseason Top 50
Herrera has a .300/.400/.417 slash line in 20 at bats.

Advantage: East


1B

East
Seth Beer, Arizona – Ranked #6 on our Astros Preseason Top 50
Beer looks good with his .341/.386/.463 line but only has 1 HR and 2 BB in 41 at bats.

West
David Fry, Milwaukee – Ranked #23 on our Brewers Midseason Top 50
Fry has a .410 OBP so far this Fall.
J.J. Matijevic, Houston – Ranked #18 on our Astros Preseason Top 50
Matijevic leads the league with 66 at bats but has struck out in 20 of them with only 2 walks.

Advantage: East


2B

East
Vidal Brujan, Tampa Bay – Ranked #3 on our Rays Midseason Top 50
The speedy Brujan has 3 stolen bases to go along with an impressive .316/.385/.579 line and 2 HR in 57 at bats. He leads the league with 3 triples and is second in total bases with 33.

West

C.J. Chatham, Boston – Ranked #14 on our Red Sox Midseason Top 50
Chatham is trying to show he can replace Dustin Pedroia at 2B for the major league team next season during his time here in Arizona. He has a .250/.308/.333 line in 48 at bats.
Mason McCoy, Baltimore- Ranked #21 on our Orioles Midseason Top 50
.316/.435/.421, 8 walks in 10 games

Advantage: East


SS

East
Andres Gimenez, New York – Ranked #2 on Mets Midseason Top 50
Gimenez is doing well in the league with a .333/.400/.533 line with 1 HR and 14 RBI and 2 SB.
Geraldo Perdomo, Arizona – Ranked #8 on our Diamondbacks Midseason Top 50
The 19 year old is also doing very well with a .296/.375/.333 line across 54 at bats with 2 SB.
Royce Lewis, Minnesota – Ranked #1 on our Twins Midseason Top 50
Royce leads the league with 15 runs. He also has 3 HR and 3 SB and a slash line of .375/.409/.725.

West

Luis Garcia, Washington – Ranked #2 on our Nationals Midseason Top 50
Garcia is having a monster time down in the desert with a .367/.411/.490 line with 2 SB.

Advantage: East


3B

East
Alec Bohm, Philadelphia – Ranked #1 on our Phillies Midseason Top 50
.347/.365/.469 1 HR but 13 strikeouts to only 2 walks
Nolan Jones, Cleveland – Ranked #1 on our Indians Midseason Top 50
.212/.317/.462 2 HR 44 at bat

West
Brandon Wagner, New York – Unranked on our Yankees Midseason Top 50
Wagner leads the league with 19 RBI and has a .404 OBP. In 44 at bats, he has 11 walks to 15 strikeouts.

Advantage: East


Outfielder

East
Josh Lowe, Tampa Bay – Ranked #11 on our Rays Midseason Top 50
.364/.396/.636, 2 HR in 44 at bats
Jo Adell, Los Angeles – Ranked #1 on our Angels Midseason Top 50
Adell has a .373 OBP with 2 HR and 2 SB
Brandon Marsh, Los Angeles – Ranked #2 on our Angels Midseason Top 50
Marsh has been looking good in Arizona slashing .371/.439/.543
Greg Deichmann, Oakland – Ranked #22 on our Athletics Midseason Top 50
Deichmann is leading the league with 6 HR and is second with 16 RBI. He is slashing an impressive .333/.426/.692 over 51 at bats.
Victor Victor Mesa, Miami – Ranked #9 on our Marlins Midseason Top 50
Mesa has a .343 OBP with 3 steals in 9 games
Trey Harris, Atlanta – Ranked #14 on our Braves Midseason Top 50
.300/.389/.533 slash line with 2 HR  in 30 at bats

West
Jarren Duran, Boston – Ranked #3 on our Red Sox Midseason Top 50
Duran hasn’t hit much so far this Fall with only a line of .245/.327/.347
Marcus Wilson, Boston – Ranked #23 on our Red Sox Midseason Top 50
Wilson has a .433 OBP with 1 HR and 1 SB
Kyle Isbel, Kansas City – Ranked #9 on our Royals Midseason Top 50
Isbel is playing well with 11 walks a 1 HR to go with his .446 OBP
Julio Rodriguez, Seattle – Ranked #3 on our Mariners Midseason Top 50
Rodriguez has 4 stolen bases to go with his .407 OBP
Bubba Thompson, Texas – Ranked #4 on our Rangers Midseason Top 50
3 HR and a solid .404 OBP along with 3 SB
Jared Oliva, Pittsburgh – Ranked #11 on our Pirates Preseason Top 50
Oliva is having a great season with 7 SB and a .476 OBP
Blake Rutherford, Chicago -Ranked #11 on our White Sox Midseason Top 50
Rutherford is tied with Brujan for the lead in triples with 3.

Advantage: East


Pitchers

East
Shane Baz, Tampa Bay – Ranked #9 on our Rays Midseason Top 50
Baz has a 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in 8 innings pitched. He also has 12 strikeouts. This performance doesn’t take anything away from his future prospectus, though.
Jackson Rees, Toronto Unranked on our Blue Jays Midseason Top 50
10 strikeouts in 6.1 innings.
Argenis Angulo, Cleveland – Unranked on our Indians Midseason Top 50
Angulo has given up no runs over his 3.1 innings.
Anthony Castro, Detroit – Ranked #18 on our Tigers Midseason Top 50
In 4 starts covering 11.2 innings, Castro has given up 7 runs while striking out 12 batters.
Zach Neff, Minnesota – Unranked on our Twins Midseason Top 50
In 6 games, Neff has given up 2 runs with a .0.58 WHIP.
Isaac Mattson, Los Angeles – Ranked #24 on our Angels Midseason Top 50
1.13 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 9 strikeouts over 8 innings pitched.
Nick Neidert, Miami – Ranked #11 on our Marlins Midseason Top 50
After struggling this year, Neidert is putting it together in Arizona, with a 1.62 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP in 4 games started.
Alex Vesia, Miami – Ranked #32 on our Marlins Midseason Top 50
Vesia’s 13.5 K/9 in Arizona is identical to the number he had in regular minor league season this year over 3 levels.
Jordan Humphreys, New York – Ranked #18 on our Mets Midseason Top 50
Humphreys has surrendered only 1 run in his 9.2 innings pitched.
Jordan Minch, Chicago – Unranked on our Cubs Midseason Top 50
Minch 12 strikeouts over 7 innings pitched and has given up 2 runs.
Ashton Goudeau, Colorado – Unranked on our Rockies Midseason Top 50
The 26 year old with an 80 grade name had 11 strikeouts in 9 innings pitched.

West
Dean Kremer, Baltimore – Ranked #10 on our Orioles Midseason Top 50 
Kremer appeared in 4 games, striking out 12 in 10 innings pitched.
Tyler Johnson, Chicago – Ranked #18 on our White Sox Midseason Top 50
Johnson has a 1.11 WHIP with 1 strikeout to 4 walks in 6.1 innings
Daniel Lynch, Kansas City – Ranked #6 on our Royals Midseason Top 50
Lynch is among the league leaders with 17 strikeouts and a 0.82 ERA
Sam Delaplane, Seattle – Ranked #24 on our Mariners Midseason Top 50
Delaplane is averaging 15 K/9 this fall after striking out 15.7 K/9 during the regular minor league season.
Aaron Fletcher, Seattle – Ranked #31 on our Mariners Midseason Top 50
9 strikeouts to 1 walk in 5.1 innings pitched.
Cole Uvila, Texas – Unranked on our Rangers Midseason Top 50
Uvila has 12 strikeouts in 7 innings for a 15.4 K/9 and a WHIP of 1.00.
Andrew Lee, Washington – Unranked on our Nationals Midseason Top 50
10 strikeouts to 2 walks in 9 innings pitched
Victor Castaneda, Milwaukee – Unranked on our Brewers Midseason Top 50
In 4 games, Castaneda has 16 strikeouts and a 0.80 WHIP over 13.2 innings.
Seth Elledge, St. Louis – Ranked #37 on our Cardinals Midseason Top 50
11 strikeouts and 0 walks in 7 innings.
Brett de Geus, Los Angeles – Unranked on our Dodgers Midseason Top 50
0.00 ERA with a 0.47 WHIP.
Elliot Ashbeck, San Diego – Unranked on our Padres Midseason Top 50
The 25 year old minor league veteran had 9 strikeouts in 8.1 innings and a 0.84 WHIP.

Advantage: East

The East looks like the clear-cut winner on paper. I’m looking forward to seeing how the game turns out and to see who stands out among the many prospects here.




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