Reese McGuire and Austin Meadows Selected For AFL Fall-Stars Game

On Monday afternoon, the rosters were named for the Arizona Fall League’s Fall-Stars game. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Glendale Desert Dogs will be represented by catcher Reese McGuire and outfielder Austin Meadows.

Unlike the manager selections for a regular All-Star game, the stats sometimes take a backseat to prospect status to get bigger names into the AFL game. McGuire is doing well so far, hitting .333/.429/.542 in seven games. Meadows has struggled early on, hitting .146/.167/.293 in ten games. He has one walk and nine strikeouts.

Also earlier today, Adam Frazier was removed from the Glendale roster so he could go play with Team USA. He played with the USA Collegiate National team in 2012 while at Mississippi State. That will likely end his AFL season, as the tournament could go until November 21st if they make the finals. He hit .321/.394/.571 in seven games.

Tim Williams will provide live coverage of the Fall-Stars game from Salt River Fields on Saturday, November 7th at 8pm EST.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    November 3, 2015 12:05 am

    .146 BA and makes All Star game – that has to some kind of record

  • John: Thanks for the explanation of the how some players are picked for All Star Games. This year it is our guy so I am good with it. That and the fact that he put up some very good numbers during the year at Hi A. Hopefully they do not flash the stats, but instead talk about the draft round, prospect status, level of play, future expectations, etc.

    • He probably has 3-4 games before the Fall-Stars game to get his stats up, so they might not have to hide them.