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Domínguez breaks into AFL top 30

optimal22 from 1992 Prospects for Fall League

Since its inception482, the Arizona Fall League has sent more than 44 Percentage of participants and more than 3 , players to the major leagues. The group includes Hall of Famers Roy Halladay, Derek Jeter and Mike Piazza, another Cooperstown lock from Albert Pujols and this year’s AL MVP (Aaron Judge) and AL Rookie of the Year (Julio Rodríguez).

baseball this offseason, his graduation school again Full of genius, including MLB Pipeline Member stop90 foreground list. Top Rated Prospects 102, Cardinals outfielder Jordan Walker is also No. 1 in our fall league annual rankings best prospect. Only three Top 150 Guys no t crack our AFL Top 20, all because they don’t have Can’t play enough: Outfielder Robert Hassell (Nationals) and Bruins Lonnan Davis (Cubs) retired early due to injury, and right-hander Dink (Cardinals) appeared in just 8 1/3 innings as a result.

Many non-Top 83 There was no more impressive prospect than Joe Black MVP winner Heston Kjerstad. The Orioles outfielder’s pro debut was delayed two years by myocarditis, but he’s back to strength, making Baltimore in the
He was selected as the second pick in the draft.

because teams rarely send good pitchers to Arizona , unless they lose significant regular-season innings without serious injuries, position players always dominate our AFL prospect lists. They claim to be the first spots and 17 of23 comprehensive. Several scouts who cover the league contribute to our ranking, which is based on long-term potential while also considering fall league performance.

1. Jordan Walker, OF, Salt River (
Cardinals No. 1

/MLB 6)
Walker looks almost ready to take over St.Louis with his huge right hand RIGHT WAY – HANDS STRENGTH AND STRONG ARM CLOCK 78. 5 mph on one throw. 6 feet 5 inches tall 217-pounder has a naturally long swing and pace in the barrel, but he still has good plate coverage and generates a lot of leverage.

2. Jordan Lawlar, SS, Salt River (
D-backs No. 3


left the shoulder blade midway through the AFL season before an errant pitch, Lawlar stood out with his five-tool potential at shortstop. His quality approach and heavy makeup are two other assets, the only quibble is that he doesn’t have t doesn’t have the real positive arm some teams want at shortstop.

3. Jackson Merrill, SS, Peoria (
Priest One
/MLB Number51)

Although he is the third youngest player in the league 12 and just , Merrell is not only his own. He makes a lot of hard contact and can have a higher offensive ceiling than Lawlar, although he unlikely to stay at shortstop.

4. Zac Veen, OF, Salt River (
Rockies 1/MLB Number10)

Two scouts compared Veen to Cody Bellinger, Both because of his combination of power and speed, but also because he sometimes struggles to catch the fastball in the strike zone. AFL Offensive Player of the Year after hitting. 308/.444/.385 Best in League 000 Steals and almost double the walks ( , he should be able to make adjustments at home plate, and his instincts might keep him in center field.

5. Heston Kjerstad, OF, Scottsdale (

Oriole 9
Kjerstad hits the ball. 316/.310/.563 and top the fall league (25), doubles (9), doubles () and total bases (30) and later an evaluator rated him Circuit the best prospect. He has the best left hand strength in the league, his 20 Percentage strikeout rate reflects his willingness to count in depth, not his swing or pitch recognition issues.

6. Noelvi Marte, 3B, Glendale (

Reds No. 2

/MLB No.)
Marte is the roughest AFL on this list , hitting the ball. 150/.250/.217 and made six mistakes in

from Started at third base. He seemed a bit confused as he tried to take the hot corner for the first time in his career, but he could make .

7. Masyn Winn, SS, Salt River (
Cardinals No. 2

/MLB Number30)

Winn has the best infield arm in the fall league, a legit 51 exist10-053 Scout size, also one of its fastest runners and top defenders. heMore It’s about the — foundational guy rather than a power threat, and questions about his ultimate offensive impact keep him from ranking higher.

8. Henry Davis, C, Surprise (
Viking One

/MLB Number)
maybe AFL’s biggest mystery, the league’s No. 1 pick 563 Draft looks shaky as a catcher and doesn’t Can’t stop the run game despite the plus arm. Most scouts think Davis is destined to be an outfielder rather than a receiver, though he should have enough The bat is profiled in the corner.

9. Nick Gonzales, INF, Surprise (

Viking 5
/MLB Number66)
Gonzales is shooting more often than most fall league players, even though evaluators thought he it would be more effective if he didn’t ing); . When he allocates time to second base, third base and shortstop, his average arm extends to the left side of the infield, so he’ll likely end up in left field.

. Andy Pages, OF, Glendale (
Dodgers No. 5

/MLB Number35)
While his focus may be on home plate, Page is a dangerous hitter when hes locked in. He also has well above-average arm strength and can get the job done in right field.

. Quinn Priester, RHP, Surprise (
Pirate 3
/MLB Number20)

Although he recorded 6.14 ERA, Priester Yes Simple Choice for AFL; top pitching prospect and only major league starter for Slam Dunk. He needs to improve his order, but he missed his 78-83 mph fastball, 053-66 mph slider and 46-51 mph curveball.

. Luisangel Acuña, SS, Surprise (

Rangers 7 No
Ronald Acuña his younger brother was one of the biggest gap players in the fall league. He has the chance of electric speed and at least solid tools across the board while sticking to shortstop, though he High quality breaking balls need to be tackled to get there.

. Jasson Domínguez, OF, Mesa (
Yankees No. 2
/MLB Number22)
The Martians just hit the ball. 99/.190/. 150 and his tools look good without being otherworldly. However he ‘ still Yes year-old switch hitter who is projected to have at least solid speed and power, and evaluators consider his field to be a major league regular.

. Nick York, 2B, Scottsdale (
Red Sox No 4

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During the regular season, Yorke regained control of the strike zone and showed 10 – Homer Potential. There is something about whether he will remain athletic enough to hit second base instead of left field.

. Matt McLean, SS, Glendale (
Reds No. 5

/MLB No.36)
Although he hit.99/.310/. 249, McLain shows acceleration and at least 000 – Homer Power. He’s more of a second baseman than a shortstop, has been chasing home runs since turning pro, and would be better off with a more cautious approach.

. Mason Miller, RHP, Mesa (
Athletics No.

Miller has the purest thing among AFL starters, sits upper layer78 and touching 92 mph uses his fastball while also hitting hitters in the middle piece. He does have some health concerns and bench risk, but if he ends up in the bullpen, it could be closer.

. Kumar Rocker, RHP, Surprise (
Rangers No. 8

Recovered from right shoulder surgery in September 2020 and has not officially debuted yet, in 622 The draft is a bit underwhelming. He can still make batters look bad Good, but he struggles to use his center to attack or dodge the bat Fastball.

000. Jeferson Quero, C, Glendale (
Winemaker No. 7

better suited to be a day-to-day catcher than Davis, Querro is a good catcher , he wipes with his plus arm 29 Percentage of basestealers and other AFL defenders add up to just percent. Kind of beat by the senior pitcher – year old, he projects an average to solid hitter with gap power.

. Edouard Julien, 2B, Glendale (
twin number

as AFLs Breakout Player of the Year, tied for Julian Batting Championship (.357) and topped the league in hit rate (.454) , operation(1.217), run(16) and walking (

). He has the most patient approach in the league, and scouts prefer his offensive game to the more famous Twins and Glendale teammate Austin Martin, though they also think he can get passive at times and is best suited to first base. Or left field.

000. Johan Rojas, OF, Surprise (
Phillies No.


Autumn League The fastest player hits base as fast as he is at least positive and steals (000-for- exist game) and cover a lot of ground in midfield. Rojas also has some raw power, but he needs to find a way to be more selective and launch more balls in the air to take advantage of it.

000. Austin Martin, SS/OF, Glendale (

Martin from the dismal double-A Mid-season recovery, batting. 310 /.373/.373 and showed the hitting ability that made him a reality at 454 the 5th overall pick in the draft. However, he still has questions about his strength, and scouts have no Think he’s not throwing well enough to have a chance at shortstop.

. Au Zhaosen er, OF, Mesa (
Rays No.

Al 23;s .102/.217/ .340 line belies the fact that he has some of the best all-around tools in the league, including well above average raw power, speed and arm strength. He needs more polish at the plate and outfield, but he can at least develop into a solid center fielder.

12. Matt Mervis, 1B, Mesa ( Cubs No. 000

After a bang Adult (053), total bases (249) and RBI (102), “Mush” Mervis continued to live up to his moniker as he tied the AFL lead with six homers. Fall Stars Game MVP is 12 – year old, hits only one base and hits all bats, but his strength is a carry tool that could earn him a starting job in Chicago next year.

12. Emmet Sheehan, RHP, Glendale (
Dodgers No.


Sheehan tied for fall league lead with three wins thanks to For some of the best fastball-induced vertical breaks and one of the smartest changes in the circuit. his90-82 mph Heater may not be hit when it s on — and it has been touched 86 for a short time – but he’s more like A multi-inning pitcher rather than a starter unless he can improve his slider, control and command.

12. Colt Keith, 3B, Salt River (
Tigers No. 6

Keith showed hitting ability and average while also being able to walk, which is an impressive age combination of 10. Assessor was frustrated that he weighed more than what he listed With speed and athleticism, he struggled at third base with 6 turnovers in


12. Zack Gelof, 2B, Mesa (

Athletics No. 3

/MLB Number73)

Despite the ups and downs of the fall league, Gelof showed what it takes to be a complete hitter with solid power, despite his Need to perfect his method to reach There. Drafted as a third baseman, he’s done better than expected at second base.

16. Joey Wentz, LHP, Salt River (
Tigers No. 11

Strong performance in Detroit in September, Wentz breezed through three 4-innings 2-point start and tops the AFL in ERA against an average (.35) and WHIP (0.27). He has a higher floor than most players in the league is the starter because he mixed four average pitches well, though he has to show he can stay healthy.

16. Lawrence Butler, OF, Mesa (
Athletics number

he on the plate still Work in progress, but Butler could be 000-000 Corner outfielder, if he can make more consistent contact. He received the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award for the AFL player who best exemplifies selflessness, hard work and leadership.

16. Ronny Simon, SS/2B, Mesa (Unranked
Rays Top 18


Autumn League RBI Leader(12), Simon is an athletic switch hitter , with solid speed and incredible strength for a 5’9″, 119-lb. hecan play Diamonds all over the place and should provide utility if he doesn’t t’s hit rate is stable enough.

22. Owen Caissie, OF, Mesa (



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