The Arizona Fall League got underway yesterday and a slew of Indians prospects are taking part. Outfielders Nick Weglarz and Matt McBride; shortstop Carlos Rivero and second baseman Josh Rodriguez; and pitchers Zach Putnam, Carlton Smith, Connor Graham and Josh Judy will all be suiting up for Peoria Saguaros.
For those in the Akron area, the names should be pretty familiar, they all played for the Double A Aeros last year.
Weglarz is considered one of the top prospects in the organization, and perhaps the top power prospect the Indians have. Graham was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Rafael Betancourt.
Making up the rest of the Peoria Saguaros roster are prospects from the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and San Diego Padres.