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Filling the Void: Future Stars Face-Off in the Fall League

The Arizona Fall League offers us a chance to see future MLB stars before they hit the big leagues.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder

Filling the Void: Future Stars Face-Off in the Fall League

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Today: The 2018 Arizona Fall League All-Star Game.

The Arizona Fall League offers us a chance to see future MLB stars before they hit the big leagues. While the internet has allowed us to stream MiLB games throughout the season, with top prospects spanning many different levels in the minors, it’s difficult to catch a more than a handful of future superstars at once.

The Arizona Fall League All-Star Game allows that exact thing, especially in their all-star game. And there’s no better example than the 2018 Fall Star matchup.

These rosters are jam-packed with names you’ve already heard of, and that’s because they’ve already made an impact on the league, or they’re development was closely watched.

And this game delivers.

The West’s Top-100 Prospects.

  1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
  2. Keston Hiura, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
  3. Keibert Ruiz, C, Los Angeles Dodgers
  4. Luis Robert, OF, Chicago White Sox
  5. Estevan Florial, OF, New York Yankees
  6. Cristian Pache, OF, Atlanta Braves

The East’s Top-100 Prospects.

  1. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston Astros
  2. Taylor Trammell, OF, Cincinnati Reds, (now in the Padres System)
  3. Carter Kieboom, SS, Washinton Nationals
  4. Andres Gimenez, SS, New York Mets
  5. Pete Alonso, 1B, New York Mets
  6. Jon Duplantier, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

Buckle up, this one is WILD!

Justin Colombo is a 2017 Broadway Show Softball League All-Star at 3B/SS. He's essentially the Manny Machado of the Kinky Boots team. Justin has been writing about Baseball since he was a little kid. Now that being an actor in NYC has given him a lot of free time, in 2015 he decided to take his passion public and founded Three Up, Three Down as a way to express his love for the game. From there, Three Up, Three Down grew from a hobby to an obsession. After years of growth and one insult from MLB's Historian, Justin launched The Turf, a way to expand into all areas of the sporting world. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. LET'S. GO. METS.

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