Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game Preview

SURPRISE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Vladimir Guerrrero Jr. #27 of the Surprise Saguaros and Toronto Blue Jays signs autographs during the 2018 Arizona Fall League on October 17, 2018 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Vladimir Guerrrero Jr. #27 of the Surprise Saguaros and Toronto Blue Jays signs autographs during the 2018 Arizona Fall League on October 17, 2018 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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SURPRISE, AZ – OCTOBER 18: Nate Pearrson #20 of the Surprise Saguaros and Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the 2018 Arizona Fall League on October 18, 2018 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

West pitchers

Right-handers
Miguel Diaz, Peoria, 4 G, 14 IP, 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 5/11 BB/K
Demarcus Evans, Surprise, 6 G, 7 IP, 6.43 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 4/12 BB/K
David McKay, Peoria, 7 G, 6 2/3 IP, 5.40 ERA, 2.25 WHIP, 5/7 BB/K
Wyatt Mills, Peoria, 6 G, 7 2/3 IP, 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 3/6 BB/K
Nate Pearson, Surprise, 4 G, 11 1/3 IP, 11.12 ERA, 2.65 WHIP, 11/16 BB/K
Jordan Sheffield, Glendale, 6 G, 6 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, 0/5 BB/K

Pearson will be getting the start tonight, and while his big velocity will definitely be fun to watch, his Arizona Fall League experience has not exactly been great so far as he’s struggled to get his feel back after missing most of the season due to injury.

The righties on this roster all come with big-time velocity, and it will be fun to see how they are deployed in the game tonight, but for the future, one to watch will be Miguel Diaz, who was a Rule 5 pick two years ago as a power reliever, and if he can translate that triple-digit sinker and slider combo into a starting role, it will be an impressive setup!

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Left-handers

Rob Kaminsky

, Glendale, 6 G, 7 IP, 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 2/11 BB/K

Matt Krook

, Peoria, 4 G, 8 2/3 IP, 8.31 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 7/11 BB/K

Evan Kruczynski

, Surprise, 4 G, 15 2/3 IP, 1.72 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 7/14 BB/K

Dalton Moats

, Peoria, 5 G, 7 2/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.13 WHIP, 0/12 BB/K

Kyle Muller

, Peoria, 5 G, 8 IP, 1.13 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 6/11 BB/K

Blake Weiman

, Surprise, 5 G, 10 IP, 0.90 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 1/9 BB/K

A number of excellent lefties have made their mark for the West club. Muller has shown very well after having a big season for the Braves system as a starter, and he’s likely working with lower innings due to the inning total he had, not a change in role going forward.

A guy that has turned a lot of heads as a reliever has been Weiman, who has shown excellent command and head-turning stuff on the mound from his long, lanky frame, giving hitters fits all fall thus far.

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The Arizona Fall League has a couple weeks left of regular season play left as well, and while Peoria seems to be dominating the league right now, anything can happen in the playoffs, so take the time to follow the Arizona Fall League on their website (linked here).