M's Rodriguez shut down in Fall League

No. 25 overall prospect sidelined with mild strain in lower back

Julio Rodriguez batted .462/.514/.738 in 17 games after he was promoted to the California League. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

By Katie Woo | October 19, 2019 11:49 PM ET

Mariners No. 2 prospect Julio Rodriguez has been shut down for the final week of the Arizona Fall League season after being diagnosed with a lower back strain.

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Adell focused on taking next step in AFL

Top Angels prospect missed first two months of regular season

Since a 1-for-24 start, Jo Adell is batting .358 (19-for-53) in the Arizona Fall League. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Rob Terranova | October 17, 2019 10:05 AM ET

After missing the first two months of the season, top Angels prospect Jo Adell is looking to make up for lost time in the Arizona Fall League while taking the next step in his development.

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Lewis, Sharp win AFL Week 4 awards

Twins infielder, Nationals right-hander are latest honorees

Royce Lewis and Sterling Sharp were each strong in a short week in the Fall League. (Jennifer Stewart, Buck Davidson)

By Sam Dykstra | October 16, 2019 5:33 PM ET

Top Twins prospect Royce Lewis and Nationals right-hander Sterling Sharp were named Arizona Fall League Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 4.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Robert, Madrigal form future for White Sox

Outfielder, second baseman continue quick climbs to Majors

Luis Robert ranked second among all Minor Leaguers with 314 total bases and fourth with 74 extra-base hits. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Brian Stultz | October 16, 2019 10:34 AM ET

Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal continue to work their way to the big leagues after big seasons that saw both Top 100 prospects break out for their respective White Sox affiliates.

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Toolshed: FIP and top prospects

Twins' Balazovic among those shining in advanced category

Jordan Balazovic struck out 33.9 percent of the batters he faced during the 2019 season. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Sam Dykstra | October 15, 2019 10:09 AM ET

Minnesota Twins No. 4 prospect Jordan Balazovic was among the Top-100 pitching prospects to strike out a ton and limit walks and home runs allowed en route to an impressive FIP in 2019.

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Lewis leads way in AFL Fall Stars Game

Top Twins prospect slugs two-run homer, earns MVP honors

Royce Lewis also played in the Florida State League All-Star Game and the Futures Game this year. (MLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | October 12, 2019 11:16 PM ET

Top Twins prospect Royce Lewis smacked a two-run homer in his first at-bat to carry the East to a 4-2 win over the West and earn MVP honors at the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game.

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A's Murphy undergoes left knee surgery

Catcher battled injury all year, expects to be back in the spring

Sean Murphy posted a 1.011 OPS in 41 Pacific Coast League games this season. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 10, 2019 6:46 PM ET

The Oakland Athletics reported that their No. 3 prospect, Sean Murphy, underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday. He should be back for Spring Training.

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Mariners take Kelenic out of Fall League

Top prospect shut down out of caution due to back injury

Jarred Kelenic picked up three hits in three games during his limited time in the Fall League. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Sam Dykstra | October 10, 2019 12:58 PM ET

The Mariners are removing top prospect Jarred Kelenic from the Arizona Fall League out of caution due to a back injury, according to a report by MLB.com's Greg Johns.

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Adell, Vaughn, Waters named to U.S. roster

Prospects headed to Premier12 tournament in Olympic qualifier

Jo Adell, Andrew Vaughn and Drew Waters are among baseball's top 25 prospects. (Salt Lake Bees; Lance Carter & Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | October 10, 2019 11:55 AM ET

Seven of MLB.com's Top-100 prospects, including No. 5 Jo Adell and No. 21 Andrew Vaughn, were named to the 28-man U.S. roster ahead of the WBSC Premier12 tournament.

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In AFL, Astros' Whitley begins his reboot

No. 16 overall prospect racking up K's once again in Arizona

Forrest Whitley didn't walk a batter in either of his two most recent starts for Peoria. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Joe Bloss | October 10, 2019 10:29 AM ET

Forrest Whitley's return to the Arizona Fall League has given him a chance to rack up more strikeouts after the top Houston Astros prospect struggled with an injury and command in 2019.

Joe Bloss is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jtbloss. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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