From Jonathan Mayo at MLB.com on October 28, 2013:
The name has changed, but the excitement of the sheer star power that will be on the field remains the same.
The Fall Stars Game, formerly known as the Rising Stars Game, will take place for the eighth year, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz. The game, which starts at 5 p.m. Arizona time and will be broadcast on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com, will bring together the best of the best in terms of Minor League prospects on one field.
There are a total of 21 members of MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects list on the two rosters, starting with No. 1 prospect Byron Buxton of the Twins. He’s part of a talent-laden West Division squad that includes two other Top 100 outfielders in the Astros’ Delino DeShields (No. 73) and the Royals’ Jorge Bonifacio (No. 89).
There are 11 Top 100 players in total on the West roster, including two pitchers (the Twins’ Alex Meyer, ranked 31st, and Eduardo Rodriguez, No. 84, of the Orioles), both catchers (the Padres’ Austin Hedges, No. 33 and the Rangers’ Jorge Alfaro, ranked No. 55) and four infielders (Corey Seager of the Dodgers, who is No. 47 on the list, Eddie Rosario from the Twins, ranked No. 62, Marlins 2013 first-round Draft pick Colin Moran, currently No. 71, and Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini, at No. 82). In addition, the West team has 10 other players currently on organizational Top 20s.
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- Related link: Join us for the 5th annual SABR Arizona Fall League Conference on October 31-November 2, including the Fall Stars Game
Originally published: October 28, 2013. Last Updated: October 28, 2013.