The 16th iteration of the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Recreation featured something for each person, with baseball’s most promising expertise from all 30 systems displaying the instruments that earned them a time out to the AFL within the first allege. Not least among those instruments turned into once the flexibility of Cubs prospect Matt Mervis, who beaten a two-bustle homer and took MVP honors within the Nationwide League squad’s 9-3 victory on Sunday.
Right here’s what every participant did:
American League East
Batting third and participating in correct self-discipline, Heston Kjerstad, Baltimore’s No. 9 prospect, turned into once the utterly member of the AL’s starting lineup to close in for the game’s interval. The AFL’s hits chief picked up an RBI single within the fifth inning and reached on a stroll, while additionally squeezing the final out within the self-discipline. Meanwhile, Noah Denoyer surrendered one unearned bustle on a success and a stroll over one inning because the AL’s starting pitcher.
Slice Yorke, Boston’s No. 4 prospect, struck out as a pinch-hitter within the sixth inning and remained within the game to play 2nd execrable, later grounding out in his 2nd of two trips to the plate. Stephen Scott obtained the starting nod within the assist of the plate for the AL squad, reaching execrable twice on a single within the fifth and a stroll within the sixth.
With more representatives within the starting lineup than any different group, the Yankees luxuriate in been poised to compose an affect. The presence of Jasson Domínguez — MLB’s No. 39 prospect — utterly elevated those expectations, and he delivered an RBI double in his first time out to the dish, ending 1-for-3. Tyler Hardman and T.J. Rumfield manned the nook infield spots to inaugurate the game, with the latter picking up a single within the fourth inning.
Ronny Simon kicked off the festivities because the AL’s leadoff hitter, grounding out to 3rd on the first pitch of the afternoon and ending 0-for-3. Antonio Menendez, a righty, surrendered the game’s utterly prolonged ball to 1 of the 2 batters he faced within the fifth. Evan Reifert made like a flash work of the heart of the NL lineup within the seventh, coaxing a trio of Top 100 prospects to fly out to heart.
Zach Britton, Toronto’s utterly representative, started the game in left self-discipline and flared a double down the left-self-discipline line within the 2nd inning, later coming spherical to score his team’s first bustle.
American League Central
The White Sox No. 29 prospect Adam Hackenberg pinch-hit within the DH problem to book off the eighth and labored a 5-pitch stroll.
Figuring out of the bullpen within the fourth inning, Mason Hickman cruised thru a scoreless frame by retiring three hitters on eight pitches. David Fry entered the game as a defensive alternative within the assist of the dish within the sixth and struck out in his utterly time out to the plate within the eighth.
Sixth-ranked Detroit prospect Colt Keith came into the Fall Stars Recreation as likely the most league’s most consistent hitters, boasting a .444 OBP. Batting seventh within the AL lineup, he drilled an RBI double in his first plate appearance. No. 25 Tigers prospect Tyler Mattison turned into once charged with 5 runs — all earned — on four hits and a stroll over 2/3 of an inning. He notched a strikeout.
Coming into within the third, southpaw Christian Chamberlain whiffed three Top 100 Prospects — the Rockies’ Zac Veen, the Padres’ Jackson Merrill and the Dodgers’ Andy Pages — in succession, requiring a mere 12 pitches to salvage thru the very supreme frame. Outfielder John Rave entered the game as a defensive alternative in heart within the sixth and struck out in his lone plate appearance within the eighth.
Edouard Julien, Minnesota’s No. 14 prospect, has been arguably the biggest breakout performer of the AFL up to now, ending Week 5 because the circuit’s chief in OBP (.535), slugging (.683), walks (20) and runs (21). In the Fall Stars Recreation, he grounded out, struck out and labored a 5-pitch stroll within the fifth. Francis Peguero entered the game in sixth, and the kindly-hander tossed a supreme frame on seven pitches.
American League West
The 2022 World Sequence champions’ lone representative turned into once righty Matt Ruppenthal, who struck out a batter and issued a stroll in a hitless inning.
The membership’s No. 15 prospect, Werner Blakely, entered the game at third execrable within the sixth frame and performed 0-for-1 with a stroll within the ninth.
No. 14 prospect Lawrence Butler subbed into the game in left self-discipline within the sixth and picked up a double to heart within the seventh for his utterly hit of the game.
Southpaw Jorge Benitez picked up a strikeout to shrug off a success, posting a 0 for the AL within the 2nd inning. Fresh off a victory within the AFL Dwelling Bustle Derby, first baseman Robert Perez Jr. entered the contest within the sixth and performed 0-for-1.
Seventh-ranked prospect Luisangel Acuña drew a seven-pitch stroll in his lone plate appearance as a pinch-hitter, while lefty Grant Wolfram allowed a bustle on one hit in his 1/3 of an inning of work.
Nationwide League East
Justyn-Henry Malloy, Atlanta’s No. 11 prospect, entered as a pinch-runner within the sixth inning and went hitless in his two plate appearances. In an exhibition game particular, correct-hander Austin Smith pitched to his luxuriate in team within the underside of the ninth despite the NL already maintaining a six-bustle lead. Smith allowed a double and prompted a groundout to the 2 batters he faced.
Infielder Jose Salas, Miami’s No. 5 prospect, turned into once the group’s lone representative. He took over as a pinch-runner on the fifth inning and scored on a double, later going 0-for-2 while taking part within the final four innings at 2nd execrable.
Working the 2nd inning, lefty Josh Walker turned into once charged with two runs on three hits — all doubles — and recorded a strikeout.
Righty Cristian Hernandez allowed a success but fanned two to document a scoreless fourth inning for the NL.
Drew Millas, Washington’s No. 30 prospect, started the game within the assist of the plate for the NL and singled in his first at-bat of the night time. Righty Orlando Ribalta turned into once the seventh of 9 NL pitchers to toss an inning, working spherical a two-out double to flip in a scoreless frame with a strikeout.
Nationwide League Central
Matt Mervis, Chicago’s No. 21 prospect and the game’s MVP, turned into once hitting fifth within the starting lineup and proved as much as the task, going yard for a two-bustle dinger within the fifth. He turned into once 1-for-3 ahead of being changed on defense within the sixth. Lefty Bailey Horn labored a hitless ninth, yielding a stroll while fanning one to full the frame.
With Noelvi Marte (MLB’s No. 17 prospect) and Rece Hinds (Cincinnati’s No. 18 prospect) batting assist-to-assist within the starting lineup, Reds followers luxuriate in been effectively served to tune into this game. Marte made contact in all three of his trips to the plate, but did no longer document a success. Hinds singled on a ground ball that chanced on the grass in left within the fifth and turned into once promptly lifted for a pinch-runner.
Righty Abner Uribe boasts serious warmth, which turned into once on speak when he reached triple digits coming out of the bullpen within the sixth inning. He accredited a success and a stroll but did no longer enable a bustle, fanning two. Jeferson Quero, the Brewers’ No. 7 prospect, entered the game within the assist of the dish as a defensive alternative within the sixth. He popped out to immediate within the underside half of the frame ahead of leading off the ninth with a single to left. Zavier Warren changed Noelvi Marte at third within the sixth and grounded out to first in his lone at-bat.
Henry Davis (MLB No. 19) did no longer enter the game, and Slice Gonzales (MLB No. 93) turned into once the NL’s starting 2nd baseman. Gonzales drove in a bustle for the NL squad with an RBI double to correct within the fifth. It opened a six-bustle frame for his membership. He turned into once changed for a pinch-runner after the knock.
With Jordan Walker (MLB’s No. 6 prospect) batting cleanup and Connor Thomas (St. Louis’ No. 24 prospect) getting the inaugurate for the NL, the Cards luxuriate in been effectively-represented from the first pitch. Thomas grew to turn out to be in a 1-2-3 first, recording a strikeout and plowed thru the frame on eight pitches. Walker bashed an automatic double to plate two runs within the fifth and performed 1-for-5 with a bustle scored. Masyn Winn (MLB No. 51) entered as a pinch-runner factual ahead of Walker’s two-bagger and dropped jaws with a elegant throw from shortstop within the ninth inning. Issues obtained significantly moving for Cards followers on the underside of that frame, when the AL team borrowed sixth-ranked prospect Tink Due to this truth to document the final out of frame, which he did, getting fellow Cards prospect Walker to line out to correct.
Nationwide League West
Coming into within the third, No. 30 D-backs prospect Justin Martinez struck out a pair and labored spherical a stroll for a scoreless frame.
Andy Pages, MLB’s No. 66 prospect, plated the game’s first and closing runs. In the first frame, he lofted a sacrifice fly to left self-discipline ahead of poking a single to heart within the underside of the ninth in opposition to a fellow Nationwide Leaguer within the Cardinals’ Tink Due to this truth.
Top San Diego prospect Jackson Merrill turned into once the utterly participant to notch a multihit game. The 19-year-dilapidated ripped a single within the first frame and developed to 2nd on a fielding error to problem up Pages’ sac fly one batter later. In the fifth, MLB’s No. 83 total prospect popped a ball into no-man’s land for a game-tying double, his utterly RBI of the day.
Righty Tyler Myrick ended up earning the purchase within the contest, putting out one in a single frame of work while allowing one bustle and walking three. Fellow correct-hander Spencer Bivens fanned two and issued one stroll in a hitless inning.
Zac Veen, MLB’s No. 23 prospect, has been spectacular all autumn. He led off for the NL and no longer utterly reached execrable three occasions by the utilization of two walks and a double, but Colorado’s top prospect additionally scored three occasions within the victory. His lone RBI came within the underside of the ninth in opposition to Atlanta righty Austin Smith.