Arizona Fall League

Mitch Keller Named Top Pitching Prospect in the Arizona Fall League

Both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline named Mitch Keller as the top pitching prospect in the AFL. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Mitch Keller Named Top Pitching Prospect in the Arizona Fall League
John Dreker

Both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline have released their lists of the top prospects in the Arizona Fall League this year and they both agreed that Mitch Keller was the best pitching prospect in the league.

Pipeline posted their list of the top 25 prospects and had Keller ranked fourth overall behind Ronald Acuna, Victor Robles and Francisco Mejia. Their brief write-up on Keller mentions that he had the best fastball package in the league, while flashing a plus curveball and an effective changeup. Earlier this week, Keller was voted on to the All-AFL team.

JT Brubaker got some recognition from MLB Pipeline as one of ten AFL prospects who stood out. He was praised for his high-90s fastball velocity and his effective slider in the article, but not mentioned is that his changeup has be...

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Arizona Fall League
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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