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
Where: Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Arizona
Watch: MLB Network
|Eastern Division||Western Division|
|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|
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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