Six Giants Prospects Headed To Arizona
Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; USA pitcher Kyle Crick throws a pitch during the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. USA defeated World 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Every year in the Fall a select group of prospects are chosen to represent their respective clubs and compete against each other in the Arizona Fall League.
The list of current and past Major League stars that played in the AFL during its 20 years of existence is long and impressive: Derek Jeter, Mike Piazza, Roy Halladay, Pat Burrell, Albert Pujols, Joey Votto, Matt Kemp, Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria, Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper — heck, even Michael Jordan had a brief stint in the AFL during his attempt at pro baseball. Hunter Pence played in 2006, Buster Posey in 2009, Brandon Belt in 2010… you get the point; it’s where the top prospects go to compete.
Jun 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; California League designated hitter Angel Villalona (29) high fives teammates during the home run derby of the California League vs Carolina League All Star Game at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco, Atlanta, New York (Mets and Yankees), and Pittsburgh prospects make up the Scottsdale Scorpions. This year’s Giants invitees include: #1 prospect RHP Kyle Crick (A San Jose), RHP Cody Hall (closer, AA Richmond), #19 prospect LHP Adalberto Mejia (A San Jose), #15 prospect C Andrew Susac (AA Richmond), former top prospect 1B Angel Villalona (AA Richmond), and outfielder Jarrett Parker (AA Richmond).
Scottsdale opens up at Salt River on October 8th.