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Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced


Preliminary rosters were released for the Arizona Fall League today.The Arizona Fall League runs from October 10 through November 18. It’s a showcase and proving ground for baseball’s top talent, roughly 60% of which will make the major leagues.

Eleven of the top 100 prospects (as rated by’s Jonathan Mayo) will be playing, including four of the top 20. Among those appearing this year are Nationals outfield prospect Victor Robles, Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna and Indians catcher Francisco Mejia. Here’s the full rundown. The rosters will change in the next month or so, as some players will be added and perhaps some pulled back.

The Fall League is the best chance for anyone wanting to see baseball’s top prospects in one place. While I’ve never attended Fall League games, I’m told that it’s also simply one of the best overall baseball experiences around, as you’re seeing high-level play in excellent facilities that, unlike during Cactus League play, are rarely filled to capacity. The tickets remain extraordinarily inexpensive as well, which is also a rarity these days.

If you can make it to the Phoenix area in October, it’s definitely something to catch.

Wade Miley exits spring start with groin strain

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Attempting to make a play on a bunt during Wednesday’s split-squad game against the Athletics, Brewers starter Wade Miley suffered a strained left groin, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. On the afternoon, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Miley, 31, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers last month. He had been having a solid spring until last Friday, when he served up seven runs in three innings against the Reds. The lefty had been battling for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation but this injury may take him out of the running.

Last season with the Orioles, Miley made 32 starts spanning 157 1/3 innings, posting a 5.61 ERA with a 142/93 K/BB ratio.

With the Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb signings recently, many wondered why the Brewers didn’t make a move. They may regret not having done more.

In related news, reliever Boone Logan also left with an injury on Wednesday, per Haudricourt. The Brewers should have more on both players’ statuses later.