There’s still a few days left in the regular minor league season, but the Arizona Fall League rosters were announced this week. The AFL is designed for prospects to get some added experience, and many of the players are either current or former Cal League players or have local ties.
Seven Angels prospects will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox, all of whom have experience with the Quakes. Only one is currently a Quake: closer Eddie McKiernan. Most of the others were with the team earlier this year or last year: P Ryan Brasier, P Robert Fish (Miller HS alum), P Steven Geltz, SS Andrew Romine, OF Jeremy Moore, and 2005 Quake, currently with the Angels, 3B Brandon Wood.
Dodgers prospects will be playing for the Phoenix Desert Dogs (managed interestingly enough by Don Mattingly), some of whom have previous experience with the 66ers: P Javy Guerra, P Justin Miller, C Matt Wallach, SS Ivan De Jesus Jr., OF Trayvon Robinson. P Jon Link (who played for Lake Elsinore) and 1B Jerry Sands (who skipped the 66ers) are the other Dodger prospects. No current Sixers are in the AFL.
Others in the league include:
Mesa: P Kyle Smit, who was with the 66ers earlier this year before going to the Cubs in the Ted Lilly trade; ex-Dodger prospect OF Andrew Lambo, who went to Pittsburgh in the Octavio Dotel trade.
Peoria Javelinas: P Maikel Cleto, currently with the Mavericks; OF Nate Tenbrink, with the Mavericks earlier this season, Ps Patrick Urckfitz and Kyle Greenwalt, currently with Lancaster; and 1B Koby Clemens, son of Roger who led the Cal League in batting average and RBIs while with Lancaster last season.
Peoria Saguaros: 1B Chris Parmelee, a Chino Hills HS product who is currently batting .279 with six home runs for the Twins’ Double-A New Britain squad; P Brad Brach, who set the Cal League record for saves this season for Lake Elsinore; 2B Cole Figueroa, also currently with Lake Elsinore.