The Arizona Fall League might just be my favorite form of professional baseball. I used to regularly attend games when I lived in Arizona years ago, and I encourage any readers who can to take advantage of the opportunity to see the game’s up-and-coming stars in beautiful evening weather.
I saw most of the current crop of Cubs stars develop in the AFL with only a handful of people in the stands. And during one game I attended, Jed Hoyer was chilling on the concourse area leaning over the railing to the stands. You really can’t watch such high-quality baseball in a more casual setting.
Here are the hitters whom I’m excited to see when the AFL kicks off on Tuesday, October 9.
Nico Hoerner, SS
I love shortstops. I love athletic shortstops more. That’s why I love Nico Hoerner, who FanGraphs projects as a 70/80 baserunner with exceptional defensive athleticism.
Hoerner, 21 years old, was the Cubs first-round pick in the 2018 draft and immediately mashed (video of his first HR for South Bend) after starting his pro career. The Cubs shortstop prospect flew through the first three minor league levels en route to a .327 batting average, …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider