Posted By Visit Mesa Team
September 17, 2019
Arizona Fall League Schedule
See tomorrow's baseball stars today!
Mesa Solar Sox, Sloan Park, 2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy.
Peoria Javelinas and Peoria Saguaros, Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.
Phoenix Desert Dogs, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 E. Van Buren
Scottsdale Scorpions, Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Rd.
Surprise Rafters, Surprise Stadium, 15754 N. Bullard Ave.
The Arizona Fall League will play three games per day, six days a week starting on September 18. Daily start times are 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Due to construction at Scottsdale Stadium and Surprise Stadium this fall, the AFL will play at four Cactus League stadiums — Camelback Ranch-Glendale, Peoria Sports Complex, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, and Sloan Park.
Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and youth. Kids 15 and under receive free admission. (Must be accompanied by and adult)
This year’s crop of talent features 20 players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, including five in the top 20. The highest ranked prospect in the 2019 class, Angels’ farmhand Jo Adell (4th), will represent the Mesa Solar Sox. The top pitching prospect of 2018, Houston’s Forrest Whitley (MLB Pipeline’s #17 overall), will return to the desert for a second stint in the AFL to represent the Peoria Javelinas.
The Arizona Fall League, regarded throughout professional baseball as the "graduate school" for the Major Leagues' top prospects, has had over 1,200 players who came through the league reach the Majors. In addition, 18 former Fall League managers/players have gone on to manage a Major League club. Here are a few inductees from the AFL Hall of Fame:
Nomar Garciaparra: The Boston Red Sox shortstop played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1994.
Derek Jeter: The Yankee shortstop and captain played in the 1994 AFL season for the Chandler Diamondbacks.
Mike Piazza: Piazza was a part of the first AFL class in 1992, playing for the Sun City Solar Sox.
Dusty Baker: The first manager enshrined in the AFL Hall of Fame, Baker got his managerial feet wet with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1992.
Jason Giambi: Giambi played on the 1994 AFL champion Peoria Javelinas.
Shawn Green: Green spent time with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1993.
Todd Helton: Helton played for Peoria in 1996.
Mike Scioscia: Scioscia skippered the Peoria Javelinas to a championship in 1997.
Albert Pujols: Pujols played for the 2000 Scottsdale Scorpions as a stellar third baseman.
Tony Peña: Peña managed the Maryvale Saguaros club in 2000.
Troy Percival: Percival pitched for the 1992 Scottsdale Scorpions as a stellar closer.
Alfonso Soriano: Soriano made his U.S. professional debut in the 1998 AFL, playing for the Grand Canyon Rafters.
Derrek Lee: Lee was with Sun City in 1995 and '96, earning a place on the Baseball Arizona All-Star team in his second season.
Jimmy Rollins: Rollins played for the Maryvale Saguaros in 2000.