Jim Callis is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.
|The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.
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|Cuban defector Rusney Castillo of the Red Sox and Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard are projected to make big-time Major League contributions in 2015 that could land them Rookie of the Year Award hardware.
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|The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
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|Just like they did on the final day of the World Series, Royals players featured prominently at the end of the Arizona Fall League. All seven Kansas City prospects on the Peoria Javelinas roster got into today's 14-7 championship win by the Salt River Rafters.
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|Justin O'Conner concluded his time in the Arizona Fall League with a performance that showcased his all-around skills. But even two home runs and sterling defensive play from the Rays catcher weren't enough to prevent the Peoria Javelinas from losing the championship game, 14-7, to the Salt River Rafters.
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|Where do Cuban amateurs Yoan Moncada and Yasmany Tomas rank among the best prospects from the 2014 Draft? Jim Callis answers this question and more in the latest Pipeline Inbox.
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|Nothing of consequence was on the line in the third game on Thursday, which ended in a 4-4 deadlock between the Glendale Desert Dogs and Mesa Solar Sox after 11 innings. But that contest did feature five innings of work from two of the most promising left-handers in the AFL, Mesa's Sean Nolin (Blue Jays) and Glendale's Wei-Chung Wang (Brewers).
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|White Sox prospect Francellis Montas hit 98 mph three times in his final Arizona Fall League start on Wednesday, but he turned in his worst outing of the season while being outdueled by Astros top pitching prospect Mark Appel, who had little trouble outside of facing Dodgers outfield prospect Scott Schebler.
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|For the second year in a row, the Reds are working to convert a highly touted college reliever into a big league starter. This fall, the project is first-rounder Nick Howard, who had his best outing of AFL play Friday.
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|Blue Jays center-field prospect Dalton Pompey is the most talented speedster and the best all-around player in the Arizona Fall League.
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|The Cubs' best hope for a front-line starter from their farm system is right-hander C.J. Edwards, who is making up for lost time in the Arizona Fall League while seeking a third go-to pitch to accompany a low-90s fastball and curve.
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|Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird, who is honing his craft with Scottsdale, was among those to shine on Monday in the Arizona Fall League.
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|For someone who has breezed through pro ball, Giants right-hander Clayton Blackburn has a lengthy to-do list in the Arizona Fall League. He's trying to add two new pitches while replacing innings lost to a rib-cage injury during the season.
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|The Arizona Fall League's most dangerous hitter this season continued to pound pitchers in the prospect circuit's Fall Stars Game at Salt River Fields on Saturday evening. Yankees first baseman Greg Bird opened the scoring with the longest home run in the game's nine-year history, triggering a four-run second inning that held up for a 6-2 Eastern Division victory.
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|Sam Tuivailala ended 2013, his first full season as a pitcher, with a 5.35 ERA in low Class A. He ended his second in the big leagues. Another bright spot came Saturday, when Tuivailala joined the West squad in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game.
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|Before the Arizona Fall League, Josh Bell ranked as one of the best outfield prospects in baseball. With the Scottsdale Scorpions, he has become a first baseman-in-training.
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|MLB.com's Jim Callis answers questions about baseball's top youngsters, including whether Kris Bryant has passed Byron Buxton as baseball's top prospect.
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|C.J. McElroy has yet to rise above Class A after four pro seasons, so he wasn't expecting to play in the Arizona Fall League. The Cardinals originally planned on sending fellow outfielder Charlie Tilson to the Peoria Javelinas, but he fractured a foot at the end of the regular season, creating an opportunity McElroy was thrilled to receive.
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|A Trade Deadline deal split up Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson, though they were reunited in the Arizona Fall League. They shared the shortstop position for three weeks on the Mesa Solar Sox before Russell left early. Robertson said while he was sad to lose Russell as a teammate, the trade heartened him because it showed Oakland believed he can stay at shortstop.
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|Right fielder Steven Moya headlines Detroit's group of talented prospects honing their craft with the Glendale Desert Dogs this season in the Arizona Fall League.
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