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2014 Arizona Fall League Rosters

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MLB announced the preliminary rosters for the 2014 Arizona Fall League yesterday. Let's take a look.

Glendale Desert Dogs (Orioles, White Sox, Tigers, Dodgers, Brewers)

Pitchers: Chris Bassitt, DET; Parker Bridwell, BAL; Zach Davies, BAL; Mychal Givens, BAL; Brooks Hall, MIL; Joe Mantiply, DET; Francellis Montas, CWS; Jefferson Olacio, CWS; Ariel Pena, MIL; Chad Smith, DET; Scott Snodgress, CWS; Mike Thomas, LAD; Ashur Tolliver, BAL; Drew VerHagen, DET; Tyler Wagner, MIL; Wei-Chung Wang, MIL

Catchers:
Mike Ohlman, BAL; Kevan Smith, CWS; Shawn Zarraga, MIL

Infielders:
Tim Anderson, CWS; Jason Esposito, BAL; Hector Gomez, MIL; Nick Ramirez, MIL; Rangel Ravelo, CWS; Corey Seager, LAD; Darnell Sweeney, LAD; Devon Travis, DET

Outfielders:
Dariel Alvarez, BAL; Daniel Fields, DET; Steven Moya, DET; Scott Schebler, LAD; Tyrone Taylor, MIL

Key Player to Watch:
Corey Seager of the Dodgers has jumped up prospect lists this summer and was already ranked quite highly. A good AFL could solidify him as a top 10 prospect entering 2015.

Peoria Javelinas (Braves, Indians, Royals, Cardinals, Rays)

Pitchers: Miguel Almonte, KC; Dylan Baker, CLE; Zach Cooper, TB; Brandon Cunniff, ATL; Ryne Harper, ATL; Mitch Harris, STL; Louis Head, CLE; Nate Hyatt, ATL; Tyrell Jenkins, STL; Matt Lollis, TB; Nick Maronde, CLE; Aaron Northcraft, ATL; Chris Perry, STL; Colton Reavis, TB; Jaime Schultz, TB; Sam Selman, KC; Samuel Tuivailala, STL; Ali Williams, KC

Catchers:
Justin O'Conner, TB; Luke Maile, TB; Cody Stanley, STL; Tony Wolters, CLE

Infielders: Daniel Castro, ATL; Hunter Dozier, KC; Patrick Leonard, TB; Raul Adalberto Mondesi, KC; Edward Salcedo, ATL; Jacob Wilson, STL

Outfielders: Kes Carter, TB; Jordan Smith, CLE; Bubba Starling, KC; Charlie Tilson, STL; Kyle Wren, ATL

Key Players to Watch: Can Bubba Starling learn to hit? Will Raul Mondesi's performance begin to match his tools and youth? Why has Hunter Dozier struggled in Double-A? The Royals group will be extremely interesting to study.

Scottsdale Scorpions (Mets, Yankees, Phillies, Pirates, Giants)

Pitchers: Clayton Blackburn, SF; Erik Cordier, SF; Tyler Glasnow, PIT; Tom Harlan, PIT; Julian Hilario, NYM; Nick Kingham, PIT; Cory Mazzoni, NYM; Colton Murray, PHI; Ryan O'Sullivan, PHI; Nefi Ogando, PHI; Steven Okert, SF; Branden Pinder, NYY; Joely Rodriguez, PIT; Adrian Sampson, PIT; Paul Sewald, NYM; Ethan Stewart, PHI; Hunter Strickland, SF; Robert Whalen, NYM

Catchers: Elias Diaz, PIT; Logan Moore, PHI

Infielders: Greg Bird, NYY; Matt Duffy, SF; Dan Gamache, PIT; Eric Jagielo, NYY; Blake Miller, SF; Matt Reynolds, NYM

Outfielders: Tyler Austin, NYY; Josh Bell, PIT; Daniel Carbonell, SF; Aaron Judge, NYY; Brandon Nimmo, NYM; Roman Quinn, PHI

Key players to watch: Giants right-hander Clayton Blackburn just gets people out despite a non-blazing fastball. The outfield is also extremely intriguing, with top prospects Josh Bell, Brandon Nimmo, and Aaron Judge standing out.

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Mesa Solar Sox (Cubs, Angels, Athletics, Blue Jays, Nationals)

Pitchers: Zach Cates, CHC; Gerardo Concepcion, CHC; C.J. Edwards, CHC; Trevor Gott, LAA; Matt Grace, WSH; Drew Granier, OAK; Neil Holland, WSH; Austin House, OAK; Ivan Pineyro, CHC; Danny Reynolds, LAA; Felipe Rivero, WSH; Mark Sappington, LAA; Derek Self, WSH; Nate Smith, LAA

Catchers: Spencer Kieboom, WSH; Pedro Severino, WSH

Infielders: Jon Berti, TOR; Kaleb Cowart, LAA; Matt Olson, OAK; Tony Renda, WSH; Daniel Robertson, OAK; Addison Russell, CHC; Eric Stamets, LAA; Cal Towey, LAA; Dan Vogelbach, CHC

Outfielders: Jacob Hannemann, CHC; Chad Hinshaw, LAA; Dalton Pompey, TOR; Boog Powell, OAK; Dwight Smith Jr., TOR

Key players to watch: Addison Russell is the big star here but Dan Vogelbach, Daniel Robertson, and Dalton Pompey are also highly intriguing, with Pompey looking to prove his breakthrough season is real. This may be Kaleb Cowart's last chance to prove that he is a prospect as a hitter.


Salt River Rafters (Diamondbacks, Rockies, Astros, Marlins, Twins)

Pitchers: Jason Adam, MIN; Mark Appel, HOU; Archie Bradley, ARI; Enrique Burgos, ARI; Anthony DeSclafani, MIA; Kaleb Fleck, ARI; Mitchell Lambson, HOU; Raudel Lazo, MIA; Mason Melotakis, MIN; Edgar Olmos, MIA; Tyson Perez, HOU; Reid Redman, MIA; Taylor Rogers, MIN; Jimmie Sherfy, ARI; Vincent Velasquez, HOU

Catchers: Ryan Casteel, COL; Tyler Heineman, HOU; Peter O'Brien, ARI; Chris O'Dowd, COL; Chad Wallach, MIA

Infielders: Justin Bohn, MIA; Brandon Drury, ARI; Taylor Featherston, COL; Austin Nola, MIA; Rio Ruiz, HOU; Joe Sclafani, HOU; Trevor Story, COL

Outfielders: Andrew Aplin, HOU; Byron Buxton, MIN; Max Kepler, MIN; Evan Marzilli, ARI; Eddie Rosario, MIN

Key players to watch: Can Byron Buxton shake off the rust after an injury-plagued regular season? Which Mark Appel is the real one? The guy who got killed at Lancaster or the one who has looked good in his last few Double-A outings? How is Archie Bradley's control?


Surprise Saguaros (Red Sox, Reds, Padres, Mariners, Rangers)

Pitchers: Brandon Alger, SD; Matt Anderson; SEA; Lisalverto Bonilla, TEX; Matt Brazis, SEA; Keith Couch, BOS; Tayron Guerrero, SD; Justin Hancock, SD; Nick Howard, CIN; Cody Kendall, TEX; Ben Klimesh, CIN; Aaron Kurcz, BOS; Stephen Landazuri, SEA; Josh McElwee, TEX; Robby Scott, BOS; Sam Wolff, TEX; Madison Younginer, BOS

Catchers: Pat Cantwell, TEX; John Hicks, SEA

Infielders: Sean Coyle, BOS; Patrick Kivlehan, SEA; Deven Marrero, BOS; Seth Mejias-Brean, CIN; D.J. Peterson, SEA; Jace Peterson, SD; Trea Turner, SD; Ryan Wright, CIN

Outfielders: Hunter Renfroe, SD; Mallex Smith, SD; Kyle Waldrop, CIN; Nick Williams, TEX; Jesse Winker, CIN

Key players to watch: The potentially booming bats of D.J. Peterson, Hunter Renfroe, Nick Williams, and Jesse Winker should make this a very fun lineup.

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