Eight Dodgers on Arizona Fall League Roster

Eight Dodgers will play in The Arizona Fall League, which just announced its rosters for the 2009 season. The players selected by their clubs are among the best and brightest and indicates special interest in their development. Pitchers Javy Guerra, Eric Krebs and Travis Schlichting; C Lucas May; INF Russell Mitchell and Justin Sellers; and OF Andrew Lambo and Trayvon Robinson will represent L.A.

The rosters are stocked with 23 former first-round draft choices from previous years, 25 foreign-born players, and other decorated players from every franchise in Major League Baseball. The record number of foreign-born players represents nine countries — Canada (8), Cuba (2), Dominican Republic (8), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Nicaragua (1), Panama (1), Taiwan (1), and Venezuela (2).

"The Arizona Fall League is proud of the contributions it has made to the development of the top prospects in baseball for the past 17 years," offers Arizona Fall League Executive Director Steve Cobb. "History tells us between 75–100 of this year's players, or nearly 50 percent, will reach the major leagues next year. We welcome them to Arizona and to their showcase opportunity in the Arizona Fall League."

Arizona Fall League roster size is established at 35 players per team and each major-league organization is required to provide seven players subject to the following eligibility requirements:

• All Triple-A and Double-A players are eligible provided they are on Double-A rosters no later than August 17.
• Two players below the Double-A level are allowed for 2009.
• Foreign players are allowed as long as the player is not on his native country's primary protected player list.
• No players with more than two years of credited major league service as of August 31 (including major league disabled list time) are eligible except a team may select one player picked in the most recently concluded Major League Rule 5 Draft.
• Each team is allotted 20 pitchers but only 15 are designated "eligible" each game day.

The Fall League begins its 18th season on Tuesday, October 13. The league will play 12:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. games six days per week (Monday-Saturday) in five Phoenix area Cactus League stadiums (Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise). The league also will play one game at each of the two newest Cactus League stadiums, Camelback Ranch-Glendale and Goodyear Stadium.

The third annual "Rising Stars Game" is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 at Surprise Stadium. The championship game is slated for Saturday, November 21 at Scottsdale Stadium. All games during the World Series will be day games.
The 2009 Arizona Fall League organizational alignments follow. The Phoenix Desert Dogs seek their sixth consecutive championship.

2009 Arizona Fall League Alignment

East Division Mesa Solar Sox (Hohokam Stadium): Angels, Cubs, Marlins, Red Sox, Twins
Phoenix Desert Dogs (Phx Muni Stadium): Athletics, Blue Jays, Nationals, Orioles, Rays
Scottsdale Scorpions (Scottsdale Stadium): DBacks, Giants, Phillies, Pirates, Rockies

West Division
Peoria Javelinas (Peoria Stadium): Brewers, Dodgers, Mariners, Tigers, White Sox
Peoria Saguaros (Peoria Stadium): Astros, Braves, Indians, Padres, Reds Surprise Rafters (Surprise Stadium): Cardinals, Mets, Rangers, Royals, Yankees

The Arizona Fall League is owned and operated by the Major League Baseball clubs.

Peoria Javelinas
Dodgers players on the Javelinas:

 Pitchers           B T  Ht. Wt. DOB      Birthplace 2009 Club
Javy Guerra         R R 6-1 195 10/31/85 Denton, TX Chattanooga 
Eric Krebs          R R 6-3 210 05/16/85 Houston, TX Inland Empire 
Travis Schlichting  R R 6-4 215 10/14/84 Denver, CO Los Angeles 
*Plus one more Dodger

Catchers            B T  Ht. Wt. DOB      Birthplace 2009 Club
Lucas May           R R 5-11 195 10/24/84 Las Vegas, NV Chattanooga 

Infielders          B T  Ht. Wt. DOB      Birthplace 2009 Club
Russell Mitchell    R R  6-1 182 02/15/85 Rome, GA Chattanooga 
Justin Sellers*     R R 5-10 160 02/01/86 Bellflower, CA Chattanooga 

Outfielders         B T  Ht. Wt. DOB      Birthplace 2009 Club
Andrew Lambo        L L  6-3 190 08/11/88 Newbury Park, CA Chattanooga 
Trayvon Robinson*   S R 5-10 175 09/01/87 Los Angeles, CA Chattanooga 

 *Denotes "Taxi Squad" activated only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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