#Arizona Complex League

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Deep Dive: White Sox Rookie League Catchers

“Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the Chicago White Sox organization. Welcome to another year of Deep Dive, where we analyze the past, present and future for each position in the White Sox organization. Each position is broken into five parts:. Depth in the rookie levels...
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2021 MadFriars Player of the Year Series: ACL Padres

Summary: After a year away due to the pandemic, the Padres again sent some of their youngest and newest prospects to Peoria. Fielding only one team after several years of running two clubs in the AZL, the now-ACL Padres finished 12th in the 18-team league, with a record of 26-32, and an identical 13-16 record both home at the Peoria Sports Complex and in away games. The ACL Padres were 10th in the league with a 5.13 ERA, and seventh in WHIP with a 1.43 mark, while hitters finished 13th in the league with a .704 OPS and 14th in batting average at .234. Of course, at this level, wins and losses hardly are of concern, and team stats don’t tell the story of a level focused entirely on development.
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Foscue making up ground in Fall League

In his little more than a year in pro ball, Justin Foscue has done a lot of traveling. Since signing with the Rangers for $3.25 million as the 14th overall pick in the 2020 Draft, Foscue has bounced between the club's alternate training site in Arlington; instructional league and Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz.; an initial assignment to High-A Hickory, N.C.; another trip to Surprise for a rehab stint in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League while he recovered from a left rib contusion; a return to Hickory; and a promotion to Double-A Frisco.
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A look at 13 Padres prospects poised for a big 2022 season

An early look at a few San Diego Padres prospects who should enjoy a decent 2022 season. There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres still possess a productive farm system. Even though A.J. Preller literally dealt dozens of men over the last two seasons, there is a lot of promise with the Padres in regards to their minor league system. Sure, the team is not a top-3 farm system currently, but they do still possess depth. There are a lot of 16 to 18-year-old players both in the DSL (Dominican Summer League) and in the ACL (Arizona Complex League). Most of these men are a few ways from making any noise in the system, but they are very capable of becoming major league players.

Gore displays swing-and-miss stuff in AFL

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- An Opening Day start is an Opening Day start, even if it comes in October. No one may have anticipated his own more than MacKenzie Gore, who bounced around four levels in 2021 while trying to hone his command. “There were some jitters, some pre-game jitters like...

2021 D-backs Farm Review: Arizona Complex League

This is the first year of the Arizona Complex League, it having previously operated as the Arizona Rookie League. Like all the minor leagues, the ARL was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, and as part of the wholesale re-organization of the minor leagues, it became the ACL this year. There are a total of 18 teams taking part, in three divisions of six teams apiece. The participants basically reflect the franchises who form the Cactus League (so teams on the Western side of the country), but the Giants, Brewers and Royals each have two teams taking part.

Rockies prospect roundup: How the top talent fared in the 2021 minor league season

The Rockies spent the last year throwing out their young talent to see how they could hold up at the major league level. Not all passed the test. Down on their farm systems, their depleted Double-A and Triple-A teams fell behind. But their prospects in rookie and A-levels were making waves, perhaps signaling better things to come in the future.

These 2021 Draft picks had red-hot debuts

With the Draft staged in July for the first time, players signed later than ever and had less time to make a strong first impression in pro ball. Yet even with fewer at-bats and innings, several 2021 Draftees stood out with their debuts. Most of the 15 position players selected...
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Top 50 Mariners Prospects: No. 1-15

Despite recent graduations from Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert, Taylor Trammell, Evan White and Cal Raleigh, the top of the Seattle Mariners farm system is still as healthy as ever. In fact, if you’re going by Baseball America’s lists, the Mariners actually appear to be getting stronger. Going into the 2020 campaign, Seattle’s farm featured five of the Top 100 prospects in the game (Julio Rodriguez, Kelenic, White, Gilbert an Noelvi Marte). Entering 2021, it was much of the same. Rodriguez, Kelenic, Gilbert, Marte and the introduction of Emerson Hancock.