Full list of Minnesota Twins players headed to the Arizona Fall League
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Twins top prospect Byron Buxton will head an impressive class of Twins prospects selected to the Arizona Fall League. Other players invited to the AFL are pitchers Alex Meyer, Trevor May, Zach Jones and A.J. Acther, as well as infielder Eddie Rosario and outfielder Max Kepler.
Buxton, the Twins 19-year-old phenom, has hit .335/.426/.532 with 12 home runs and 75 RBIs across two levels. He's also scored 105 runs with 52 stolen bases, while playing for low-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Myers.
Meyer, acquired in the Denard Span trade with the Nationals, has a 3.41 ERA for Double-A New Britain, with 78 strikeouts and 29 walks. May, acquired in a trade with the Phillies for centerfield Ben Revere, has averaged more than a strikeout per inning for the Rock Cats.
Kepler is a 20-year-old outfield prospect from Germany. He's hit .241/.320/.424 with eight homers and 37 RBIs for Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Rosario is a converted outfielder, currently playing second base for the Rock Cats. He's batting .291/.340/.429 in 282 plate appearances since he was promoted to New Britain earlier this season.
Jones has 64 strikeouts and 27 walks in 46 2/3 innings for Fort Myers. And Achter has a 2.33 ERA to go with a 55:32 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 58 innings across Double-A and Triple-A this season.
The players will play for the Glendale Desert Dogs, which will be managed by New Britain manager Jeff Smith.
The Fall League runs from Oct. 8 through Nov. 16 and invites annually some of the games brightest prospects.