Category Archives: Arizona Fall League

Rondon needs TJ surgery; Sanchez’s scoreless streak continues

At this time last year, former West Michigan Whitecaps pitcher Bruce Rondon was trying to win the Detroit Tigers’ closer job. Things didn’t work out as he hoped, and after the Tigers gave Joe Nathan to a two-year deal this … Continue reading

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River Bandits promote Chesser to general manager

Quad Cities River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller announced today that Andrew Chesser is the team’s new general manager. Chesser has 10 years of front-office experience in Minor League Baseball and was the River Bandits’ assistant GM the past two seasons. More … Continue reading

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2011 Midwest League MVP Rymer Liriano out for 2013 season

Rymer Liriano, a San Diego Padres top prospect, is out for the 2013 season after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow while playing long toss in the Dominican Republic in late December. He will undergo Tommy John … Continue reading

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MLB’s top 3 OF prospects played in MWL

In the run-up to unveiling its 2013 Top 100 Prospects list Tuesday evening, MLB.com has been revealing its top 10 rankings for each position. The top outfielders were the last ones to be announced, and the top three of them … Continue reading

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Razor Shines to manage Loons in 2013

Former major-leaguer Razor Shines will manage the Great Lakes Loons in 2013, one year after serving as the team’s hitting coach. From the press release: “I’m very excited to be asked by the Dodgers to lead the Great Lakes Loons … Continue reading

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Rangers manager inducted into AFL Hall of Fame

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was inducted Friday into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame. Washington served as a hitting coach during the AFL’s first two seasons, for the 1992 Sun Cities Solar Sox and the 1993 Tucson Javelinas. He … Continue reading

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Arizona Fall League leaders as of Nov. 3

With the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game on tap for tonight (7 p.m. CT on MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius/XM Radio), this seems like a good time to write about some of the current AFL statistical leaders. (Click here … Continue reading

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Pillar has big day in AFL

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Kevin Pillar, who played for the Lansing Lugnuts this year and is the reigning Midwest League MVP, had a big day offensively in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. Batting leadoff for the Salt River Rafters, Pillar … Continue reading

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Former LumberKing leads West to 11-2 win in AFL Rising Stars Game

Seattle Mariners prospect Nick Franklin, who played for the Clinton LumberKings last year, led the West Division to an 11-2 victory over the East Division in the sixth annual Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game last night. Franklin went 4-for-5 … Continue reading

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