Jared Oliva Selected for AFL Fall-Stars Game

On Tuesday afternoon, the Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for Saturday’s Fall-Stars Game. The AFL’s version of the All-Star game will be streamed on the league’s site at 8:08 PM EST and it gives you a chance to see many of the top prospects in the game. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be represented at the game by outfielder Jared Oliva.

Oliva has been on a tear since Opening Day of the AFL season. He is currently hitting .425/.549/.625 in 12 games, with 11 runs scored, ten walks, seven RBIs and he’s 7-for-7 in stolen bases. He leads the league with 17 hits, six doubles and also ranks first in average, OBP and steals.

The Pirates could have a second representative in the game. The league has a fan vote in that should be going up soon and Oneil Cruz will be one of the three names on West team ballot. Cruz has been out recently with a minor injury. He is hitting .179/.233/.179 in eight games, but he’s one of the better prospects in the league, so that’s why he’s on the fan vote in ballot. That’s a bit different from the past when just being one of the league’s best prospects got you automatically selected for the game.