Metro Phoenix is home to the Arizona Fall League which begins October 7th of for the 2008 fall season. Up and coming stars come to the valley of the sun to gear up for a change to make it to spring training and a chance to make it in the major leagues.

Many stars have began their careers right here in Arizona including Jason Giambi, Ryan Howard, Justin Morneau, Albert Pujols, Jimmy Rollins, Roy Halladay, Brandon Webb and more. Major league baseball legend Ryne Sandburg will be amongst the coaches helping to train these talented individuals. Sandburg can be seen with his team, the Mesa Solar Sox.

Garrison Continues to Impress

November 4, 2009 by  

In a close game in Peoria, the Saguaros would edge the Solar Sox by a score of 2 to 1. The lone Mesa run would come from Shortstop and Cubs prospect Starlin Castro as he would hit a homer in the fourth inning to score first. The Saguaros would answer right away with a run of their own in that inning on a Brandon Hicks single that would score Matt McBride.... [Read more]

Strasburg Goes Five Strikes Out Six

November 2, 2009 by  

Stephen Strasburg would pitch his longest outing of the Arizona Fall League as he earns the victory against the Surprise Rafters. Strasburg would pitch five innings allowing only one earned run as he gets both offensive and pitching support from his Phoenix counterparts. Center fielder and Athletics’ prospect would go 2-for-5 with one run scored.... [Read more]

Mitchell on Fire Against Rafters

October 31, 2009 by  

The Javelinas would provide an offensive assault as they defeat the Surprise Rafters by seven runs. Dodgers prospect Russ Mitchell would be hot at the bat as he would drive in five of the Peoria runs for the team. Mitchell would go three-for-five with a homerun, a double, two runs scored and no strikeouts. Left Fielder and Seattle prospect Dustin Ackley... [Read more]

Close Games Across the Arizona Fall League

October 30, 2009 by  

The Peoria Javelinas would travel to Phoenix to face the first place Desert Dogs at Phoenix Mini. The Javelinas would score first in the top of the second inning off of a one-run Jonathan Lucroy homerun. The Peoria bats would remain pretty quiet as the Desert Dogs were able to put up their first run in the seventh inning. In a big eighth inning, Peoria... [Read more]

Padres Power Peoria

October 29, 2009 by  

Grant Desme homers twice for the Phoenix Desert Dogs as they defeat the Peoria Javelinas by a score of 11 to 6. Desme has hit a total of ten homers thus far this AFL season with no signs of slowing down. Another top contributor for Phoenix was Oakland counterpart Corey Brown who went 2-for-5 with three RBI. For the Javelinas, Casper Wells would go yard,... [Read more]

Saguaros Pitching Baffles Phoenix

October 29, 2009 by  

The Peoria Saguaros pitching does it again with their third shutout of the Arizona Fall League. On an even better note, the last place Saguaros defeated the first place and reigning AFL champions, the Phoenix Desert Dogs. Five Peoria pitchers would combine for the shutout with a total of ten strikeouts with two a piece. While the Desert Dogs’ bats... [Read more]

A Pair of Slams in Monday Action

October 27, 2009 by  

The Phoenix Desert Dogs begin their week with a victory over the Mesa Solar Sox at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The Phoenix team would get off to an early lead by knocking in three runs in the first inning of play. A three-run shot by Grant Desme would score three runs taking the Desert Dogs into the second inning. The Sox would score a few more runs... [Read more]

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