Arizona Fall League for 2017
Last year the Dodgers Arizona fall league was loaded with Cody Bellinger, Willie Calhoun, and Alex Verdugo. Willie Calhoun would win the AFL All-Star game MVP while Cody Bellinger let everyone know he was going to be a player to be reckoned with in the summer of 2017.
Will Smith needs the reps after getting hurt this summer as he tries to keep in front of Keibert Ruiz and Connor Wong on the catching depth chart but I don’t think he’s going to be able to hold them off.
Matt Beaty will get a chance to show his skill set in front of the multitudes of scouts who inhabit the AFL. Beaty had a great year at AA, and was named the Player of the Year for the Texas League but isn’t on any prospect lists.
DJ Peters was the California League MVP and should enjoy the light air of Arizona.
Yusniel Diaz is the highest ranked of the prospects and should be intriguing to watch as he tries to show a reason for his prospect status.
Pitchers don’t fare well in Arizona and I don’t expect Sopko or Spitzbarth to do much impressing.