Future stars of baseball were on display tonight in the Arizona Fall League all-star game. While players like Gary Sanchez and Austin Meadows shined, the three Brewers prospects each showed their skills and performed well. Here is a look at each of them.
Though he has hit all fall long, Yadiel Rivera struggled at the plate tonight. He played the entire game, but finished the night going 0-4 at the plate. In the field however, Rivera showed a big reason why he could have a big future in the major leagues. Rivera showed range, made a nifty bare-handed play and even turned several double plays. If he can find a way to get on base consistently, he is certain to be an everyday addition to the lineup soon.
Earlier in the month I wrote that Damien Magnifico deserves a spot on the 40-man roster and tonight he proved why. Magnifico worked a perfect inning that included a strikeout and two ground ball outs. Magnifico not only showed his uper-90s heater, but he also flashed a nifty breaker that helped to keep hitters off balance. After a great season and an equally great fall there is no way that the Brewers can let him get away.
Jacob Barnes has had a perfect fall and nothing changed tonight. Though he had to work around a Rivera error, he worked a clean inning while showing a mid-90’s fastball. Though he isn’t often talked about, he is proving that he shouldn’t be overlooked.