On Tuesday the Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for the upcoming campaign. There are 6 teams in the AFL and each team has 5 MLB teams as affiliates. The Mesa Solar Sox are the affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, LA Angels of Anaheim, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers. 7 Oakland Athletics prospects, including the #1 prospect Addison Russell, were named to the team.
Of the 7 players named to the team, 5 played for the Stockton Ports in the 2013 season. 25 of the MLB.com’s Top 100 prospects were selected to play in the AFL. Opening Day for the AFL is Tuesday, October 8th. The 6-week season will conclude on November 14th, with the Championship Game to follow on Saturday, November 16th.