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Arizona Fall League Update

The Arizona Fall League is a great showcase for fans to see top prospect from around the league. Let's see who is turning heads this year down in Arizona:


  • After a very impressive 2009 season, where he hit .288 with 30 home runs in 131 games between Low-A and High-A, Oakland A's prospect Grant Desme, 23, is hitting .394 with 10 home runs in 16 AFL games. 
  • Although the power may not be there, Cubs prospect Starlin Castro is dominating the Arizona Fall League, hitting .423 with a .464 on-base percentage in 15 games. Castro is only 19, but after hitting ,299 between High-A and Double-A, he could be on the fast track to the majors. 
  • After being claimed in the Rule 5 draft by Pittsburgh, pitcher Donnie Veal only appeared in 19 games over the course of the entire season. Now in the AFL, Veal is 2-0 in 4 games with a 0.71 ERA and 12 strikeouts, to just 2 walks.
  • Rangers 2009 draft pick Tanner Scheppers is pitching well through his five appearances in the AFL, posting a 3.00 ERA with a K-to-BB ratio of 9-to-2. 
  • After a very impressive 2009 season, Nationals first-round pick Drew Stroen owns a 1.04 ERA through 8 appearances in the AFL. Storen could potentially join the Nationals next season, especially after going 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 11 saves in 28 games.