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

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistOctober 30, 2013

Mar 16, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler (68) stands in the dugout prior to a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at HoHoKam stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

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 DivisionWestern Division
PlayerOrgPos.PlayerOrg
Jake BarrettARIPChris BassittCWS
Cam BedrosianLAAPTim BerryBAL
Kyle CrickSFPJonas DufekHOU
Jeurys FamiliaNYMPYimi GarciaLAD
Corey KnebelDETPKen GilesPHI
Tyler MatzekCOLPDavid GoforthMIL
Mike MontgomeryTBPAlex MeyerMIN
Aaron SanchezTORPEduardo RodriguezBAL
Shae SimmonsATLPChad RogersCIN
Matt StitesARIPKeyvius SampsonSD
Marcus StromanTORPCarson SmithSEA
Peter O'BrienNYYCJorge AlfaroTEX
Andrew SusacSFCAustin HedgesSD
Kris BryantCHCINFMookie BettsBOS
C.J. CronLAAINFGarin CecchiniBOS
Alen HansonPITINFColin MoranMIA
Taylor LindseyLAAINFBrett NicholasTEX
Kyle ParkerCOLINFEddie RosarioMIN
Addison RussellOAKINFCorey SeagerLAD
Devon TravisDETINFMarcus SemienCWS
Albert AlmoraCHCIF/OFJorge BonifacioKC
Brian GoodwinWSHOFByron BuxtonMIN
Stephen PiscottySTLOFDelino DeShieldsHOU
Jorge SolerCHCOFTyler NaquinCLE
Mason WilliamsNYYOFStefen RomeroSEA
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Top Prospects and Preview

Aug 20, 2013; Ft Myers, FL, USA; Fort Myers Miracle center fielder Byron Buxton (7) after he stole third base during the sixth inning against the Charlotte Stone Crabs at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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. 

March 23, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees outfielder Mason Williams (85) drives in a run in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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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