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Justin Wick of Purple Row and MLB Communications discusses his experiences in the 2021 Arizona Fall League and shares the best of the stadiums, caps and Rockies prospects. We also pay homage to Keli McGregor and his lasting legacy in Scottsdale as Salt River Fields is unanimously the gem of Spring Training facilities. “The ‘Evolution of the Ball’ needs a…

Friday, Nov. 19 marked another important day in the future of the Colorado Rockies. The franchise added three players to their 40-man roster, bringing the total to 39 players, while witnessing the end to another successful season for their prospects in the Arizona Fall League. LHP Ryan Rolison, RHP Noah Davis and SS Ezequiel Tovar had their contracts selected and…...

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Players from the Arizona Fall League discuss the new rules changing the game across Minor League Baseball as well as one new element that some are refusing to adopt. Jhoulys Chacín is back in purple, but who’ll be playing shortstop for the Rockies on Opening Day 2022? And which AZL representative could make their MLB debut next year? DON’T FORGET…

If you’ve never attended the Arizona Fall League, you’re in good company. What you’d be missing is the next generation of ballplayers, putting forth an additional five weeks of work to be ready for their major league debuts next season. It was true of AFL start Pete Alonso in 2018 before slugging a rookie-record 53 home runs the next season…...

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On Wednesday, the rosters for one of the most elite All-Star Games for prospects was announced and the Colorado Rockies are represented by at least two players. OF Ryan Vilade and LHP Reagan Todd of the Salt River Rafters were announced as participants for the Fall Stars Game. 1B Michael Toglia is part of the Final 2 Vote, which can…...

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The finishing school known as the Arizona Fall League (AFL) is in full gear in the Phoenix metro area and the Colorado Rockies have an interesting bunch of prospects looking to become the future faces of the franchise. After the cancellation of the entire Minor League season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFL returns for its 29th season of…...

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Examining the 2021 Arizona Fall League rosters illuminates some intriguing Colorado Rockies prospects suiting up for the Salt River Rafters. All eyes will be on SS Ezequiel Tovar and 1B Michael Toglia, but one interesting story looms large on the roster. Plenty of former Rockies are scattered around MLB like never before and several will be making appearances this October.…

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball released the rosters for the six-team Arizona Fall League, the premier extended-season league for all 30 MLB team’s top prospects.  The Salt River Rafters have six Colorado Rockies representatives so far, with room for two more pitchers to eventually be added.  Only 1B Roberto Ramos is at Triple-A, while the other five players are…...

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SCOTTSDALE – As a 6’5” outfielder with an impressive combination of speed and power, it seems hard to believe that some scouts didn’t believe Sam Hilliard could make it as a hitter. After four progressive seasons in the Rockies organization, featuring All-Star selections each of the past three years, including this season where he was the runner-up in the Double-A…...

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