From Jonathan Mayo at MLB.com on August 29, 2012:
The Arizona Fall League will be commemorating its 20th anniversary thoughout this fall’s campaign, and once again, the elite finishing school for prospects has assembled an impressive collection of Minor League talent to celebrate in style.
A total of 24 players currently on MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospect list are on the rosters announced on Wednesday, led by Minors stolen-base record holder Billy Hamilton of the Reds, Anthony Rendon of the Nationals and the Marlins’ Christian Yelich, all of whom are in the top 30.
Hamilton, who set the single-season Minor League stolen-base record this year and has 154 steals as of Tuesday, will be trying out a new position in Arizona. A shortstop up until this point as a professional, Hamilton will be seeing time in the outfield while playing for the Peoria Javelinas. Many scouts believe Hamilton is best suited for center field, and this could be the first step toward a full-time transition to the outfield for the speedster.
Read the full article and view the team rosters here: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120829&content_id=37521204&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
- Join us! The fourth annual SABR AFL Conference will be November 1-3, 2012. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Registration info will be available soon at SABR.org/AFL
Originally published: August 29, 2012. Last Updated: August 29, 2012.