AFL Fall Stars Game 2013: All-Star Roster, Top Prospects and Preview

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AFL Fall Stars Game 2013: All-Star Roster, Top Prospects and Preview

If you want to see the stars of tomorrow that will dominate Major League Baseball over the next decade (or longer), you're going to want to tune in to this year's Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game.

Some of the top picks from last year's draft will feature, along with a litany of players certain to be listed on MLB rosters in the coming years. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about the AFL's All-Star game. 

 

When: Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET

WhereSurprise Stadium, Surprise, Arizona

Watch: MLB Network

 

Rosters

AFL Fall Star Game Rosters
Eastern Division Western Division
Player Org Pos. Player Org
Jake Barrett ARI P Chris Bassitt CWS
Cam Bedrosian LAA P Tim Berry BAL
Kyle Crick SF P Jonas Dufek HOU
Jeurys Familia NYM P Yimi Garcia LAD
Corey Knebel DET P Ken Giles PHI
Tyler Matzek COL P David Goforth MIL
Mike Montgomery TB P Alex Meyer MIN
Aaron Sanchez TOR P Eduardo Rodriguez BAL
Shae Simmons ATL P Chad Rogers CIN
Matt Stites ARI P Keyvius Sampson SD
Marcus Stroman TOR P Carson Smith SEA
Peter O'Brien NYY C Jorge Alfaro TEX
Andrew Susac SF C Austin Hedges SD
Kris Bryant CHC INF Mookie Betts BOS
C.J. Cron LAA INF Garin Cecchini BOS
Alen Hanson PIT INF Colin Moran MIA
Taylor Lindsey LAA INF Brett Nicholas TEX
Kyle Parker COL INF Eddie Rosario MIN
Addison Russell OAK INF Corey Seager LAD
Devon Travis DET INF Marcus Semien CWS
Albert Almora CHC IF/OF Jorge Bonifacio KC
Brian Goodwin WSH OF Byron Buxton MIN
Stephen Piscotty STL OF Delino DeShields HOU
Jorge Soler CHC OF Tyler Naquin CLE
Mason Williams NYY OF Stefen Romero SEA

MLB.com

 

Top Prospects and Preview

Arguably the top prospect in all of baseball, Byron Buxton, will feature in this contest. In 125 minor league games in 2013, the toolsy outfielder has hit .334 with 12 home runs, 77 RBI, 109 runs scored and a whopping 55 stolen bases.

His power will continue to develop, but it appears the rest of his game is coming along quite nicely.

Albert Almora of the Chicago Cubs organization broke a bone in his hand during Spring Training and thus hasn't featured as often as Buxton, but he's one of the jewels of a promising Cubs farm system and will be fun to watch in this game. 

Another elite Cubs prospect, Jorge Soler, will also feature in this game. Signed by the team out of Cuba, Soler's raw power and complete skill set will make him a player to keep an eye on. 

Sticking with the outfield theme, Mason Williams of the New York Yankees' organization is a top-50 prospect in baseball and plays a mean center field. Don't be surprised if he makes a slick catch or two in the outfield. 

One of the top young shortstop prospects in the game, Addison Russell of the Oakland Athletics, will man the position for the East Division. Reed has hit the ground running in the 2013 season, with a .269 average, 17 home runs, 60 RBI, 86 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 110 games.

Don't expect to see the truly elite pitching prospects in baseball in this game. Top pitching prospects such as Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley and Jameson Taillon won't be appearing in this contest, but prospects such as Marcus Stroman, Eduardo Rodriguez and Kyle Crick are definitely worth seeing in action, among others.

 

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