This year, a group of seven top Cardinals prospects will compete as members of the Peoria Saguaros, teamed with players from the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals organizations. There are five other clubs in the League, each with players drawn from five MLB organizations, with all teams located in the Phoenix area.
Each organization will be sending seven players to the AFL this year, with the Cardinals' group consisting of four pitchers, an infielder and two outfielders, all from the Springfield Cardinals (Double-A).
In this final installment of the three-part series, Special Assistant to the General Manager, Senior Director of Professional Scouting Bruce Manno explains which of the three is the Cardinals' designated "priority player" and what that means.
Manno then offers scouting reports on each player as well as what parts of their game still need tuning. The interview concludes with a look inside what the front office is working on this fall.
General information about the league and past Cardinals' participation in it can be found in the story "Pomeranz, Six Mates to Arizona Fall League".
Other related links:
"Cards AFL Preview – Part Two - Pitchers".
Brian Walton can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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