Upcoming: Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars

by Greg in


SurpriseCodBall will be at this Saturday's Rising Stars game in the Arizona Fall League. Rising Stars is essentially the all-star game for the MLB's top prospects. Look for my posts this weekend from Surprise Stadium. Sean Doolittle and Brett Wallace, both former Cape League stars, played in last year's AFL Rising Stars game.

Rosters for this Saturday's matchup, which will be broadcast at 8 pm Eastern by MLB network, have not yet been announced but Cape fans will remember a few names from the recent past.

Among the hitters are Yonder Alonso,  Buster Posey and Jason Castro.

I noticed that former Cotuit pitcher Drew Storen  is playing in the AFL. Drew was tagged with the loss in the 2008 championship when the Harwich Mariners got a walk-off hit to win it all. Storen was reported to be pitching that night at 100 mph.

Drew also has joined us in the blogosphere as a blogger for the Washington Nationals.  You can also follow Drew on Twitter.

We also reported on CodBall about Mike Leake, who did not play in the Cape League but caught our eye when the Arizona Sun Devils played at Safeco Field in Seattle this past season.