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AZ Fall Lge 2012 Rosters

AZ Fall Lge 2012 Rosters

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5999 E. Van BurenPhoenix, AZ 85008Ofce: 602.681.9362FAX: 602.681.9363
More than 2,100 of over 3,500(60%) Fall Leaguers havereached the major leagues
184 MLB All-Stars
7 MLB season homer leaders
11 MLB season
28 MLB managers
For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Arizona Fall League Announces20th Anniversary Season Rosters
Phoenix, Arizona
Headlined by minor league baseball’s all-time single-seasonstolen-base leader
Billy Hamilton
(Peoria/Reds) and 23 other MLB.com Top 100prospects, the Arizona Fall League announces the rosters for its 20th anniversary season in2012.
Hamilton, who boasts 154 stolen bases at two levels this season, recently brokeVince Coleman’s 1983 record o 145 steals.The other Top 100 prospects joining Hamilton are IF
Javier Bae
z (Mesa/Cubs), IF
Tim Beckham
(Phoenix/Rays), OF
Bryce Brentz
(Surprise/Red Sox), OF
Gary Brown
 (Scottsdale/Giants), OF
Nick Castellanos
(Mesa/Tigers), RHP
Jarred Cosart
(Mesa/ Astros), IF
Kaleb Cowart
(Scottsdale/Angels), IF
Matt Davidson
(Salt River/D-backs),LHP
Robbie Erlin
(Peoria/Padres), IF
Grant Green
(Phoenix/Athletics), RHP
(Peoria/Padres), IF
Hak-Ju Lee
(Phoenix/Rays), OF
Rymer Liriano
(Peoria/ Padres), OF
Jake Marisnick
(Salt River/Blue Jays), LHP
James Paxton
(Peoria/ Mariners), IF
Anthony Rendon
(Salt River/Nationals), IF
Jonathan Schoop
(Mesa/ Orioles), IF
Jonathan Singleton
(Mesa/Astros), IF
Cory Spangenberg
George Springer
(Mesa/Astros), OF
Matt Szczur
(Mesa/Cubs), IF
Kolten Wong
 (Surprise/Cardinals) and OF
Christian Yelich
(Phoenix/Marlins).Also, 33 ormer frst-round drat choices are headed to Arizona.
The league will include players from nine foreign countries — Australia, Brazil,Canada, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, South Korea and Taiwan— in addition to the territory of Puerto Rico.
Arizona Fall League Player Eligibility
Roster size is established at 35 players per team.Each major-league organization is required to provide seven players subject to theollowing eligibility requirements:
All Triple-A and Double-A players are eligible provided they are onDouble-A rosters no later than August 15.
Each organization is permitted to send two Class A Advanced-level playersin addition to the current allowance of two “A-exempt” players (who areunder contract as of August 15). Foreign players are allowed as long as theplayer is not on his native country’s primary protected player list.
No players with more than one year active or two years total o creditedmajor-league service as o August 31 (including major league disabledlist time) are eligible except a team may select one player picked in themost recently concluded Major League Rule 5 Drat.
Each team is allotted 20 pitchers but only 15 are designated “eligible”each game day.
20th Anniversary Season
The Arizona Fall League celebrates its 20th anniversary season in 2012. OpeningDay is Tuesday, October 9. The popular Rising Stars Game is scheduled for Saturday,November 3 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The league’s championship game isslated for Saturday, November 17 at Scottsdale Stadium.The six-team league, owned and operated by Major League Baseball, plays sixdays per week (Monday-Saturday) in six Cactus League stadiums in the Phoenix area— Mesa Hohokam Stadium (Solar Sox), Peoria Sports Complex (Javelinas), PhoenixMunicipal Stadium (Desert Dogs), Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (defendingchampion Rafters), Scottsdale Stadium (Scorpions) and Surprise Stadium (Saguaros).
Phoenix MunicipalStadium
Media Contact: Paul Jensen (paul.jensen@mlb.com, 480-710-8201)
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2012 Mesa Solar Sox
Organizational Affiliations: Astros, Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, TigersHome Games: Hohokam Park, Mesa
Rodney Linares (HOU)
As of August 29, 2012Pitching Coach:
Matt Herges (LAD)
Hitting Coach:
Brian Harper (CHC)
Aaron Scott (BAL)T.J. Obergefell (DET)
No. Pitchers Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
Mike Belfiore BAL R L 6-2 220 10/03/88 Commack, NJ Bowie (AA)Tyler Clark DET S R 6-2 185 01/04/89 Springfield, MO Erie (AA)Jarred Cosart HOU R R 6-3 180 05/25/90 League City, TX Oklahoma City (AAA)Eric Eadington LAD R L 6-2 220 02/09/88 Orange, CA Chattanooga (AA)Matt Hoffman DET L L 6-2 225 11/08/88 Owasso, OK Toledo (AAA)Chia-Jen Lo HOU R R 5-11 185 04/07/86 Pingtung Co., TPE Lancaster (A+)Michael Morrison DET R R 6-1 210 12/17/87 Fullerton, CA Erie (AA)Red Patterson LAD R R 6-3 210 05/11/87 Frisco, TX Chattanooga (AA)Chris Petrini BAL R L 6-0 205 02/11/87 San Francisco, CA Bowie (AA)Luke Putkonen DET R R 6-6 210 05/10/86 Winfield, IL Detroit (MLB)Dae-Eun Rhee CHC L R 6-2 190 03/23/89 Seoul, KOR Tennessee (AA)Steven Rodriguez LAD L L 6-3 215 04/16/91 Miami, FL Chattanooga (AA)Kevin Rhoderick * CHC R R 6-1 190 08/19/88 Scottsdale, AZ Tennessee (AA)Zach Rosscup CHC R L 6-2 205 06/09/88 Clackamas, OR Tennessee (AA)Clay Schrader BAL L R 5-11 200 04/28/90 Humble, TX Bowie (AA)Alex Sogard HOU L L 6-3 215 07/25/87 Phoenix, AZ Corpus Christi (AA) Nick Strunk CHC R R 5-11 185 10/07/89 Damascus, OR Tennessee (AA)Mike Wright BAL R R 6-5 195 01/03/90 Benn, SC Bowie (AA)Tony Zych CHC R R 6-3 190 08/07/90 Monee, IL Tennessee (A+)TBA HOUTBA LAD
No. Catchers Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
Gorman Erickson LAD S R 6-4 220 03/11/88 San Diego, CA Chattanooga (AA)James McCann DET R R 6-2 210 06/13/90 Santa Barbara, CA Erie (AA)Brian Ward * BAL R R 5-11 210 10/17/85 Santa Monica, CA Bowie (AA)
Infielders Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
Javier Baez CHC R R 6-1 205 12/01/92 Toa Baja, PUR Daytona (A+)Bobby Borchering HOU S R 6-3 200 10/25/90 Alva, FL Corpus Christi (AA)Jiovanni Mier * HOU R R 6-2 180 08/26/90 Pomona, CA Lancaster (A+)Jonathan Schoop BAL R R 6-1 195 10/16/91 Willemstad, CUR Bowie (AA)Jonathan Singleton HOU L L 6-2 235 09/18/91 Harbor City, CA Corpus Christi (AA)Rubi Silva CHC L R 5-11 180 06/25/89 Artesima, CUB Tennessee (AA)Aaron Westlake DET L R 6-4 235 12/27/88 Redding, CA West Michigan (A)Rafael Yona LAD S R 6-0 180 08/07/87 Santiago, DOM Chattanooga (AA)TBA BAL
No. Outfielders Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
 Nick Castellanos DET R R 6-4 210 03/04/92 Davie, FL Erie (AA)L.J. Hoes BAL R R 6-0 190 03/05/90 Washington, DC Norfolk (AAA)Joc Pederson LAD L L 6-1 185 04/21/92 Palo Alto, CA Rancho Cucamonga (A+)Yasiel Puig LAD R R 6-3 215 12/07/90 Cienfuegos, CUB Rancho Cucamonga (A+)Matt Szczur CHC R R 6-1 195 07/20/89 Cape May, NJ Tennessee (AA)George Springer HOU R R 6-3 200 09/19/89 New Britain, CT Corpus Christi (AA)* Denotes “taxi squad” member activated only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
2012 Peoria Javelinas
Organizational Affiliations: Mariners, Padres, Phillies, Reds, TwinsHome Games: Peoria Sports Complex
Dusty Wathan (PHI)
As of August 29, 2012Pitching Coach:
Lance Painter (SEA)
Alex Pelaez (CIN)
Ricky Huerta (SD)Alan Rail (MIN)
No. Pitchers Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
Logan Bawcom SEA R R 6-2 200 11/02/88 Granbury, TX Jackson (AA)Logan Darnell MIN L L 6-2 210 02/02/89 Joelton, TN New Britain (AA)Robbie Erlin SD R L 5-11 190 10/08/90 Oakland, CA San Antonio (AA)Kyle Gibson MIN R R 6-6 210 10/23/87 Greenfield, IN Fort Myers (A+)Drew Hayes CIN R R 6-1 190 09/03/87 McKenzie, TN Pensacola (AA)Jay Johnson PHI R L 6-2 210 12/21/89 Sussex Corner, NB, CAN Reading (AA)Casey Kelly SD R R 6-3 195 10/04/89 Sarasota, FL San Antonio (AA)Tyler Knigge PHI L R 6-4 215 10/27/88 Lewiston, ID Reading (AA)Bobby LaFramboise SEA L L 6-4 190 06/25/86 Downey, CA Tacoma (AAA)Curtis Partch CIN R R 6-5 227 02/13/87 Merced, CA Pensacola (AA)James Paxton SEA L L 6-4 220 11/06/88 Richmond, BC, CAN Jackson (AA)Kevin Quackenbush SD R R 6-3 207 11/28/88 Tampa, FL Lake Elsinore (A+)Colby Shreve PHI R R 6-5 215 01/05/88 Henderson, NV Reading (AA)Kyle Simon PHI R R 6-5 225 08/18/90 Long Beach, CA Reading (AA)Carson Smith SEA R R 6-6 205 10/19/89 Midland, TX High Desert (A+)Matt Stites SD R R 5-11 170 05/28/90 Festus, MO Fort Wayne (A)Caleb Thielbar MIN R L 6-0 200 01/31/87 Northfield, MN Rochester (AAA)Michael Tonkin MIN R R 6-7 220 11/19/89 Palmdale, CA Fort Myers (A+)TBA CINTBA CIN
No. Catchers Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
Chris Hermann MIN L R 6-0 200 11/24/87 Tomball, TX New Britain (AA)Tommy Joseph PHI R R 6-1 215 07/16/91 Phoenix, AZ Reading (AA)Mike Zunino SEA R R 6-2 220 03/25/91 Coral Gables, FL Jackson (AA)
No. Infielders Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
Cody Asche PHI L R 6-1 180 06/30/90 O’Fallon, MO Reading (AA)Vincent Catricala SEA R R 6-3 220 10/31/88 Sacramento, CA Tacoma (AAA) Nick Franklin SEA S R 6-1 180 03/02/91 Sanford, FL Tacoma (AAA) Nate Freiman SD R R 6-7 225 12/31/86 Wellesley, MA San Antonio (AA)Didi Gregorius CIN L R 6-1 185 02/18/90 Amsterdam, NL Louisville (AAA)Donald Lutz CIN L R 6-3 235 02/06/89 Watertown, NY Pensacola (AA)Stefan Romero * SEA R R 6-3 225 10/17/88 Tucson, AZ Jackson (AA)Cory Spangenberg * SD L R 6-0 185 03/16/91 Clarks Summit, PA Lake Elsinore (A+)Jeudy Valdez SD R R 5-10 185 05/05/89 Bani, DOM San Antonio (AA)
No. Outfielders Team B T Ht. Wt. DOB Birthplace 2012 Club
Evan Bigley MIN R R 6-1 200 03/09/87 Combine, TX Rochester (AAA)Zach Collier PHI L L 6-2 185 09/08/90 Chino Hills, CA Clearwater (A+)Billy Hamilton CIN S R 6-1 160 09/09/90 Taylorsville, MS Pensacola (AA)Rymer Liriano SD R R 6-0 210 06/20/91 Santo Domingo, DOM San Antonio (AA) Nate Roberts MIN L R 6-1 200 02/25/89 Park Ridge, IL Beloit (A)* Denotes “taxi squad” member activated only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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