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Oct. 9, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies infielder T. Featherston plays for the Salt River Rafters against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Cubs Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies prep for fall league


The Colorado Rockies have announced five of the seven players they are sending to Arizona Fall League: AAA catcher Tom Murphy, AA pitcher Matt Carasiti, AA pitcher Carlos Estevez, AA pitcher Sam Moll, and AA infielder/oufielder Jordan Patterson.

The Rockies have two more spots (likely one pitcher and one outfielder), so they aren’t done with who they’ll send to the AFL, but those five guys — who will play for the Salt River Rafters — are a good start. We’ll have quite a bit more on them tomorrow morning in a special post on what you need to know about the Rockies’ AFL participants.

As for the extra two spots, I’d expect the outfielder to be David Dahl, in part because of his status as a top prospect in the Rockies’ organization, and in part because of his missed time this year due to a spleen injury. More at-bats certainly would be helpful to him at this point.

Raimel Tapia may well be another outfield option for the Rockies. A dark horse, too: Omar Carrizales, who had been at the top of the South Atlantic League’s leaderboard in batting until he faded in the last ten days down the stretch. He’s still hitting .300/.350/.430 in just under 100 games for the Asheville Tourists.

As for the pitcher, it’s anyone’s guess; Harrison Musgrave would certainly fit the bill, though he’s thrown a lot of innings this year. Kyle Freeland could certainly use the work after dealing with an injury this spring, though he may not be developed enough to be ready for the elite AFL. Antonio Senzatela, Zach Jemiola, Helmis Rodriguez, Sam Howard, and Carlos Polanco have all done well in Asheville, though again, they may not be developed enough for the AFL.

Guess we’ll find out soon enough!

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