The minor league season may be wrapping up for the Pirates Prospects, but that doesn't mean the prospects are done for the year. Up next is winter ball, with the most notable league being the Arizona Fall League. The Arizona Fall League runs each year starting in early October, with this year's competition starting on October 12th.
The league is comprised of six teams: the Grand Canyon Rafters, the Mesa Solar Sox, the Peoria Javelinas, the Peoria Saguaros, the Phoenix Desert Dogs, and the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Each Major League team is required to provide six players to the Arizona Fall League, under the following requirements:
-All AAA and AA players are eligible, as long as the players are on at least a AA level roster no later than August 1st.
-One player below the AA level is allowed per Major League Team
-One foreign player is allowed, as long as the player does not reside in a country that participates in winter ball
-No players with more than one year of credited Ma...
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