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Arizona Fall League

By: Jessica Sepulveda|

Arizona Fall League

Like spring training? You'll LOVE this!

THE ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE IS BACK IN SALT RIVER!

The top Major League Baseball prospects are making their way to Arizona to play some ball. Come check out the Salt River Rafters play during the 6 week Fall League season at Salt River Fields!

This year, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will also be hosting the Scottsdale Scorpions – even more reason to come visit  Salt River.

A day or night at a game is affordable: $9 for an adult and $7 for seniors (55+), and you can sit anywhere you want. Kids 15 and under receive free admission (must be accompanied by an adult). The AFL also sells season passes: a Single Pass (admit one) for $95, or $75 for seniors; a Double Pass (admit two) for $115, or $95 for seniors.

Check out the Arizona Fall League schedule and get your tickets today!

ABOUT THE AFL

There are six teams in the Arizona Fall League: the Scottsdale Scorpions, Mesa Solar Sox, Salt River Rafters, Glendale Desert Dogs, Peoria Javelinas and Surprise Saguaros. These club names were picked by Major League Baseball as reflective of the Southwestern desert traditions in the state.

The teams are broken into two divisions, East and West. Each Major League Baseball team sends six top prospects to the Arizona Fall League, 180 players in all. The games are played in the Spring Training stadiums used by the Mariners, Padres, Cubs, A’s, D-backs and Rockies.

How good are the players in the Arizona Fall League? The 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland featured 43 AFL alums. Nearly 60 percent of all AFL players make a Major League roster, with an incredible 321 All-Stars, 19 MVPs, six Cy Young Award Winners, seven World Series MVPs, 99 Silver Sluggers, 88 Gold Gloves, and 30 Rookies of the Year.

Each August, Major League clubs hold a position draft to determine the players who will go to Arizona. Most are Double-A and Triple-A Minor League players.

 

Jessica Sepulveda