Oct. 14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop T. Story plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League game against the Surprise Saguaros at Salt River Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies are sending a few top prospects to the 2015 Arizona Fall League, as they do every year. Here’s who they are, and what you need to know about them.
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For those not familiar, the Colorado Rockies — and every other Major League franchise — send players to the Arizona Fall League every October, an instructional league that pits the best five to seven prospects from each organization up against each other in a competitive, highly-scouted environment.
Going to the AFL is a big deal for a player’s career, as it was for Trevor Story (pictured above) in 2014. And often, top prospects play there as a proving ground against the very best of the best in minor league competition.
This year is no different for the Colorado Rockies, and they’ve just announced who they’ll be sending to the Salt River Rafters of the AFL. Tom Murphy, Matt Carasiti, Carlos Estevez, Sam Moll, and Jordan Patterson are going, with two more spots still to be determined for an outfielder and another pitcher.
Here’s what you need to know about these guys.
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