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2017 Arizona Fall League Primer: Astros send Tucker and Alvarez to Mesa

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2017 Arizona Fall League

Stepping away from the Playoffs for a second. The 26th edition of the Arizona Fall League being today in Arizona. In the fall of 1992, the Arizona Fall League was created to give prospects to final round polishing before the 2018 season and also help players rehabbing to get back form.

The 30 Major League Teams are broken up into six teams: the Surprise Saguaros, Mesa Solar Sox, Peoria Javelinas, Glendale Desert Dogs, Salt River Rafters, and Scottsdale Scorpions.

Astros prospects

The Astros are a part of the Mesa Solar Sox this is year with Chicago Cubs, Detriot Tigers, Oakland Athletics, and Washington Nationals.

The Astros have the following players on the Solar Sox team:

2017 AFL Astros prospects

# - B/T Ht Wt DOB
# - B/T Ht Wt DOB
- Pitchers - - - -
19 Dean Deetz R-R 6'1" 195 Nov 29, 1993
88 Riley Ferrell R-R 6'2" 200 Oct 18, 1993
53 Brendan McCurry R-R 5'10" 170 Jan 7, 1992
93 Framber Valdez L-L 5'11" 170 Nov 19, 1993
- Infielders - - - -
39 Yordan Alvarez L-L 6'5" 225 Jun 27, 1997
4 Nick Tanielu R-R 5'11" 215 Sep 4, 1992
- Outfielders - - - -
29 Kyle Tucker L-R 6'4" 190 Jan 17, 1997

Top 100 prospects

The following players on the MLB.com’s Top 100 players at the Arizona Fall League.

Ronald Acuna, OF, Peoria/Braves (No. 5 on Top 100)

Kyle Tucker, OF, Mesa/Astros (No. 7)

Francisco Mejia, C/3B, Glendale/Indians (No. 13)

Mitch Keller, RHP, Glendale/Pirates (No. 18)

Kyle Lewis, OF, Peoria/Mariners (No. 41)

Luis Urias, SS/2B, Peoria/Padres (No. 48)

Corey Ray, OF, Salt River/Brewers (No. 58)

Yusniel Diaz, OF, Glendale/Dodgers (No. 76)

Estevan Florial, OF, Scottsdale/Yankees (No. 78)

Justus Sheffield, LHP, Scottsdale/Yankees (No. 79)

Michael Chavis, 3B, Peoria/Red Sox (No. 92)