The Arizona Fall League All-Star Game is finally here, the game’s top prospects are assembled into two stacked teams with the Fall League’s top performers. Every player deserves a shout out but I will highlight some of the key performers for the American League in this article. You will find big names mixed in with surprise performers that could be had for less in dynasty leagues but act fast as the stock will likely be on the rise. Let’s dive into key names to look into on the American League All-Stars.
Arizona Fall League AL All-Stars
Ryan Webb, LHP CLE
(5 GS, 18.2 IP, 33 K, 5.30 ERA, 15.9 K/9)
Typically pitching can be rough in the Arizona Fall League with very few teams sending their “big name” prospects out to an area that historically sends the ball flying. All this to say I am not downing pitching out in the Fall League more so helping dynasty managers understand why some of the key names are not on this list. Names like Jackson Jobe, Wilmer Flores, and Royber Salinas are invited to the All-Star game but will not be participating. So I want to highlight one arm that has stood out to me and that’s Ryan Webb of the Cleveland Guardians.
Outstanding start tonight for #Guardians LHP prospect Ryan Webb in the Arizona Fall League for Peoria vs Mesa. Webb allowed just one run on one hit striking out 9 over 4.1 innings pitched.
Line – 4.1(IP) 1H 1R 1ER 2BB 9SO (79 Pitches 47 Strikes)#ForTheLand
— Guardians Prospective (@CleGuardPro) October 13, 2023
Ryan Webb had a solid fall league performance with the Peoria Javelinas where he struck out 33 batters in 18.2 innings pitched That is good for a 15.9 K/9 across five games started. The 5.30 ERA sticks out on the surface for Ryan Webb but once again remember the conditions hes pitching in and the talent he is facing right now. In 2023 Webb pitched in Rookie ball and High-A striking out 87 batters across 86.2 innings with a 3.53 ERA across 19 games started. This is a deep league target who could profile as a back-end starter or middle reliever with solid strikeout upside in small bursts.
Dominic Keegan, C/1B/OF TBR
(14 GP, .360/.459/.620, 3 HR, 12 RBI)
The Tampa Bay Rays wanted to see what more Dominic Keegan had in the tank after his first full season of professional ball, Well… he did not disappoint. In 14 games played with the Peoria Javelinas, Keegan slashed .360/.459/.620 with a 1.079 OPS. Keegan drove in 12 runs while crushing 4 doubles and three home runs walking nine times and striking out just 13 times in 61 plate appearances. This is just a continuation of Keegan’s stellar 2023 season where he ascended Low-A and High-A slashing .287/.386/.467 with 13 home runs, 65 RBIs, and two stolen bases for good measure.
In the Arizona Fall League, Dominic Keegan played primarily catcher though the Rays have been open to playing him at first base and outfield as well. We will see how fast Keegan will climb the organizational ladder in 2024 at just 22 years old there is still time but it seems this off-season is the time to buy in.
Damiano Palmegiani, 3B TOR
(20 GP, .260/.366/.521, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 1 SB)
One of the biggest surprises in the Arizona Fall League home run derby was Daminano Palmegiani who came out blasting before falling short against Kala’i Rosario in the final round. Through the Arizona Fall League, Damiano Palmegiani has been solid slashing .260/.366/.521 with a .886 OPS in 20 games played. Palmegiani’s counting stats have been solid as well as the 23-year-old had four home runs, 19 runs scored, 17 RBIs, and one stolen base in 93 plate appearances. Before the season came to a close Palmegiani was promoted by the Blue Jays to Triple-A Buffalo where he slashed .284/.427/.554 with four home runs, and 22 RBIs in 20 games played. This is a sneaky deep league target this off-season for dynasty managers playing in 15-team leagues and up.
Tyler Locklear, 3B/1B SEA
(18 GP, .290/.400/.493, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 1 SB)
The 2023 season was great for Tyler Locklear of the Seattle Mariners. The 22-year-old VCU Alum slashed .288/.405/.502 with 13 home runs, 52 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases in 85 games played in High-A and Double-A. In the 18 games played here in the Arizona Fall League Locklear slashed .290/.400/.493 with a .893 OPS and earned a spot on the Fall All-Star roster. Locklear has eight extra-base hits out of his 20 total for the fall, three of those via the long ball, and goes into the All-Star game with 16 RBIs. Look for Locklear to get an opportunity this season with the Mariners as the bat is advanced in average and OBP formats and I project a 20-20 corner infielder long-term.
🌵🏜️SEA 1B Tyler Locklear is heading to the Arizona Fall League! On the season Locklear was a beast hitting.
• . 502
• 13 HR
• 52 RBI
• 12 SB
• 85 GP
— Richard Haake (@Mustbethehawk) October 2, 2023
Carson Williams, SS TBR
(18 GP, .262/.385/.292, 6 RBI, 5 SB)
The young Rays shortstop Carson Williams has been on the move quite a bit since being drafted in 2021 in the first round. This season Williams played 115 games in High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A slashing .258/.356/.497 with 23 home runs, 81 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. The assignment to the Arizona Fall League comes as no surprise to dynasty managers and baseball fans alike who have heard about the Wander Franco uncertainty. Regardless Carson Williams has risen to the occasion slashing .262/.385/.292 with nine runs scored and five stolen bases in 18 games played. This performance warranted him a spot on the Arizona Fall Leagues All-Star team for the American League. All eyes will be on the 20-year-old shortstop in 2024 as he makes his final push for the majors with one of the game’s best analytical teams.
Peyton Wilson, 2B/OF KCR
(19 GP, .274/.396/.452, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 1 SB)
One of the solid contributors to the Surprise Saguaros has been Peyton Wilson from the Kansas City Royals. The former Crimson Tide Alum is coming off a solid season where he slashed .286/.366/.411 with 70 runs scored and 19 stolen bases in 128 games at Double-A NW Arkansas. So far in the Arizona Fall League Wilson is slashing .274/.396/.452 with a .848 OPS and 18 runs scored in 19 games played. Wilson has managed to walk 15 times and strike out just 18 times in 92 plate appearances this fall. With his name being called for the All-Star game after a solid performance don’t be surprised if Peyton Wilson gets the fast track to Kauffman Stadium sometime this summer.
Dasan Brown, OF TOR
(19 GP, .282/.342/.409, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 4 SB)
Coming out of the draft in 2019 Dasan Brown was known for his 70-grade speed coming out of the Canadian high school ranks. Throughout his minor league career, Brown has had solid stolen base totals but struggled with the bat in 2023. This assignment looks to be a chance for Brown to get back on track and he has absolutely done so. In 19 games played the 21-year-old is slashing .282/.342/.409 with a .750 OPS, 11 runs scored, and four stolen bases in five attempts. Brown profiles as a fourth outfielder long term for me similar to a Juan Lagares type of outfielder though I do have hope the bat can be more like Manuel Margot long term. Dasan Brown is an interesting target in deeper dynasty leagues this off-season.
Chase DeLauter, OF CLE
(20 GP, .257/.358/.473, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 5 SB)
The Guardian’s first-round draft pick in 2022 hasn’t played much due to injury, but he has been impressing scouts and dynasty analysts all weekend. In 20 games, DeLauter is slashing .257/.358/.473 with a .831 OPS in 95 plate appearances with the Peoria Javelinas. With a clean swing that seemed to guide the ball out of the park, DeLauter hit four home runs with 23 RBIs leading up to the Fall All-Star game while swiping five bases in six attempts. This season will be fun to watch with Chase DeLauter who still might be extremely underrated in dynasty leagues due to the lack of play after the draft. Make him a priority this off-season as the DeLauter Train is about to leave the station.
🌵🏜️CLE OF Chase DeLauter is heading to the @MLBazFallLeague! Missing most of the season with a foot injury DeLauter hit
• 5 HR
• 6 SB
• 57 GP
— Richard Haake (@Mustbethehawk) October 2, 2023
Will Robertson, OF TOR
(20 GP, .281/.459/.500, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 6 SB)
Will Robertson has always stuck on my dynasty radar for several seasons as a prospect who could be a fourth outfielder for the Blue Jays long term. This season he took a major step forward crushing 19 home runs and had 57 RBIs in 103 games played in Double-A New Hampshire. Once assigned to the Arizona Fall League Will Robertson hit a groove as he has slashed .281/.459/.500 with a .959 OPS in 20 games played. With the stellar display with the bat came three home runs, and 19 RBIs for the 25-year-old Blue Jays prospect. Hopefully, this is a sign of a good season to come in 2024 for Robertson as he attempts to carve out a place in the Blue Jay’s future plans.
Kala’i Rosario, OF MIN
(22 GP, .215/.319/.519, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 2 SB)
One prospect that kept catching my eye out here while watching games was Kala’i Rosario. The 20-year-old Twins outfielder put together solid numbers across 22 games played for the Glendale Desert Dogs. One tool that stood out was the big raw power that was in Rosario’s bat, it seemed like every time he made contact it was loud contact and despite the average at .215, Rosario made a ton of contact. In 91 plate appearances, Rosario had seven home runs, and 15 RBIs and goes into the All-Star game with a .838 OPS. As I am writing this on November 5th Kala’i Rosario is riding high as he is the AFL Home Run Derby derby champion crushing 29 total home runs. No doubt Kala’i Rosario’s name will be talked about a lot this off-season.
— Richard Haake (@Mustbethehawk) November 5, 2023
Corey Rosier, OF BOS
(20 GP, .300/.391/.400, 8 RBI, 8 SB)
The future of the Red Sox is coming up fast and Corey Rosier put together a fantastic 2023 season now being capped off in the Arizona Fall League. The 23-year-old Rosier slashed .300/.391/.400 with a .791 OPS in 20 games played with the Glendale Desert Dogs. Rosier found himself on base a lot, being driven in 14 times in 92 plate appearances. During the regular season, Rosier swiped 49 bases in 116 games in the regular season. That approach to his game did not take a back seat out in Arizona as Rosier had eight stolen bases in nine attempts. This performance earned him a spot on the Arizona Fall League All-Star team for the AL.
👏 🏃♂️ BOS OF Corey Rosier had a solid season in @PortlandSeaDogs
— Richard Haake (@Mustbethehawk) September 26, 2023