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For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Arizona Fall League Announces20th Anniversary Season Rosters
Headlined by minor league baseball’s all-time single-seasonstolen-base leader
(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
z (Mesa/Cubs), IF
(Surprise/Red Sox), OF
(Mesa/ Astros), IF
(Peoria/ Padres), OF
(Salt River/Blue Jays), LHP
(Peoria/ Mariners), IF
(Salt River/Nationals), IF
(Mesa/ Orioles), IF
(Surprise/Cardinals) and OF
(Phoenix/Marlins).Also, 33 ormer frst-round drat 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 theollowing 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 Drat.
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).
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