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Detmers' ascent offers more optimism for Angels

Halos hope fast-rising left-hander can help end lengthy drought
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 23, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. If a few key players can figure out a way to stick in

Prospect season in review: Reds’ Greene

No. 26 overall prospect shows electric stuff at upper levels
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 23, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at top Reds prospect Hunter Greene. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. After a year lost to the pandemic, a full season of Hunter Greene was

Wells' perfect day propels Surprise to finals

Sixth-ranked Yankees prospect homers during three-hit afternoon
November 19, 2021

Surprise 5, Glendale 3 With a trip to the Arizona Fall League championship game at stake, Austin Wells came up big. The No. 6 Yankees prospect ignited the Saguaros' rally from an early 3-0 deficit with a two-run homer and finished with three hits for the second time in three

Velazquez marches on towards AFL MVP

No. 29 Cubs prospect stays hot with three hits, three RBIs
November 18, 2021

Mesa 3, Salt River 1 With less than a handful of games left on the docket, it's almost impossible to envision a scenario where Nelson Velazquez doesn't win Arizona Fall League MVP honors. The No. 29 Cubs prospect started off hot and with the season winding down, hasn't let up.

Lee slugs first Arizona Fall League homer

Top Astros prospect gets back on track with game-tying blast
November 17, 2021

Glendale 3, Mesa 2 Sometimes all it takes is one swing. For Korey Lee, Wednesday's sixth-inning at-bat might have been the one. Mired in a 2-for-25 slump entering his third plate appearance of the afternoon, the top Astros prospect evened the score with a two-run homer. The clout was Lee's

Wells paves way for Surprise with 4 RBIs

Sixth-ranked Yankees prospect collects two doubles and a single
November 16, 2021

Surprise 9, Scottsdale 7 As a whirlwind debut season comes to a close for Austin Wells, he can be forgiven for wanting it to go on a little bit longer. The No. 6 Yankees prospect doubled twice, singled and drove in four runs to help the Saguaros rally from an

Prospect season in review: Giants’ Harrison

Southpaw racks up Ks, flashes ace potential in pro debut
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 16, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Giants prospect Kyle Harrison. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. There are seasons like the one Kyle Harrison just put together for Low-A San

Vilade busts loose in perfect day at the plate

No. 5 Rockies prospect paces offense with three hits, four RBIs
November 15, 2021

Salt River 12, Surprise 5 The final week of the AFL season offered Ryan Vilade an opportunity to clear away a 2-for-20 skid that had dropped his average and OPS down to .215 and .578 respectively. The No. 5 Rockies prospect took full advantage of that on Monday. Vilade reached

Rays' Mead extends AFL-best hit streak

The infielder has recorded a knock in 18 straight games in the desert
November 12, 2021

Scottsdale 4, Glendale 2 Curtis Mead extended his league-best hitting streak to 18 games with a single to left field in the opening frame. The 14th-ranked Rays prospect has 24 hits in 75 at-bats over 18 AFL games with three home runs and 11 RBIs during that span. The 21-year-old’s

Torkelson, Greene earn stripes for Tigers

Near-ready Top 100 prospects giving Detroit hope on horizon
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 12, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Matters could be at a turning point in the Motor City. It's no

Red-hot Moreno keeps on hitting in AFL

Top Blue Jays prospect leads offense with three hits, three RBIs
November 12, 2021

Mesa 15, Salt River 10 With each passing day, Gabriel Moreno backs up his status as MLB Pipeline's No. 32 overall prospect. The 21-year-old tallied three more hits and drove in three runs to pace Mesa's offensive onslaught on Thursday night. Toronto's top prospect helped his club jump out to

Hoese heats up with first two AFL homers

No. 13 Dodgers prospect breaks out with three-hit game for Dogs
November 11, 2021

Glendale 9, Mesa 4 What has been an less-than-stellar AFL campaign took a turn for the better for Kody Hoese on Wednesday. The 13th-ranked Dodgers prospect slugged a pair of solo homers, his first two of the season, singled and scored three times to lead the Desert Dogs. Organization mate

Veen, Feltner provide Rocky Mountain hope

Colorado's rebuild shows lots of promise at lower levels of system
@RobTnova24
November 10, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

White keeps piling up zeros for Saguaros

No. 29 Rangers prospect lowers league-best ERA to 1.16
November 9, 2021

Scottsdale 2, Surprise 1 Owen White continued his dominance in the desert with four more scoreless innings. The right-hander worked around a hit and a pair of walks while striking out four. The No. 29 Rangers prospect is sporting an AFL-best 1.16 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP, a .143 opponents’

Prospect season in review: Mariners’ Kirby

No. 33 overall prospect stays in control among talented group
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 9, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at third-ranked Mariners prospect George Kirby. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. A healthy competition among Mariners pitching prospects emerged during camp. Some from that group

Cubs' Weber keys AFL comeback with grand slam

Outfield prospect ties game with bases-loaded homer, also triples
November 8, 2021

Mesa 11, Scottsdale 10 A game-tying grand slam from Andy Weber powered the Solar Sox in an 11-run come-from-behind victory over the Scorpions on Monday. The Cubs infield prospect mashed his second Fall League home run to right field in the sixth as part of a five-run frame for Mesa.

Valera, Allen ready for changing of the guard

Deep, well-balanced system poised to usher new era in Cleveland
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 8, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Cleveland experienced something of a transition year after trading one of its franchise

Tena claims Arizona Fall League batting lead

Cleveland's No. 12 prospect doubles, tallies three more hits
November 7, 2021

Scottsdale 11, Peoria 7 Jose Tena put together a three-hit performance that catapulted him into the AFL batting lead. The trio of base hits brought Cleveland’s 12th-ranked prospect’s slash line to .442/.537/.558 with five doubles in 12 Fall League games. The 20-year-old notched 116 total hits over 107 games with

Braves' Lugbauer powers Peoria in big day

Atlanta's catching prospect found the seats twice, drove in five
November 6, 2021

Peoria 12, Scottsdale 1 Drew Lugbauer powered the Javelinas with a 4-for-5 effort that included a pair of long balls, five RBIs and three runs scored. The 25-year-old’s first homer went 406 feet at 105 mph, while his second tater traveled 434 feet at 106 mph. The backstop is batting

Atlanta's Vodnik earns first AFL win

No. 29 Braves prospect fans five over five scoreless innings
November 5, 2021

Peoria 6, Scottsdale 0 Atlanta’s No. 20 prospect Victor Vodnik picked up his first Fall League win with five scoreless innings and five strikeouts as the Javelinas shut out the Scorpions on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who lowered his ERA to 5.63, has fanned 18 batters over 16 innings in Arizona.

Texas' White continues AFL breakout campaign

Club's No. 29 prospect allows a run on two hits in Surprise's victory
November 3, 2021

Surprise 3, Salt River 2 Texas No. 29 prospect Owen White kept his Arizona Fall League roll going with with 4 1/3 solid innings in the Saguaros' victory over the Rafters on Wednesday afternoon. The 22-year-old allowed a run on two hits and four walks while striking out five. Through

Boston's Cottam plays hero for Scottsdale

Catching prospect goes yard twice, adds walk-off single
November 2, 2021

Scottsdale 10, Salt River 9 The Scorpions rallied for four runs in the eighth before walking off in the 10th inning Tuesday. Boston catching prospect Kole Cottam did the heavy lifting. The 24-year-old belted his first two homers of the Arizona Fall League campaign during a 4-for-5, four-RBI day that

Prospect season in review: Rays’ Edwards

Speedy infielder doesn’t skip a beat in new organization
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 2, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at third-ranked Rays prospect Xavier Edwards. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It was an interesting beginning to Xavier Edwards’ tenure with the Rays. But by

Bleday lighting up the Arizona Fall League

No. 5 Marlins prospect collects five hits, drives in four runs
November 1, 2021

Peoria 15, Mesa 15 In a score more reminiscent of those found on the gridiron, the Javelinas and Solar Sox turned up the heat by combining for 30 runs and 28 hits on Monday afternoon. JJ Bleday led the charge with a homer and a double among his five hits

Yorke, Duran lead next wave of Red Sox stars

Boston's well-balanced system has club set up nicely for future
@MavalloneMiLB
November 1, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honrs the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.