Renfroe heads list of seven prospects headed to AFL

Renfroe heads list of seven prospects headed to AFL

SAN DIEGO -- Seven players in the Padres Minor League system were named as participants in this year's Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, where some of the organization's top prospects will try to stand out while playing alongside other teams' highly regarded youngsters.

Outfielder Hunter Renfroe (ranked as the No. 74 prospect by and infielder Trea Turner (ranked No. 99 by headline San Diego's selections, which also include pitchers Brandon Alger, Tayron Guerrero and Justin Hancock, infielder Jace Peterson and outfielder Mallex Smith.

The Padres also still have an unfilled slot on the roster for a pitcher, which they will announce at a later date.

All of San Diego's prospects will play for the Surprise Saguaros, who also feature prospects from the Mariners, Rangers, Red Sox and Reds. The Saguaros coaching staff will include Jody Davis, the hitting coach for the Padres' Class A Advanced affiliate in Lake Elsinore.

The Arizona Fall League comprises six teams that will play six days per week starting on Oct. 7 in five Cactus League stadiums around the Phoenix area.

"It's an exciting array of top Draft choices and Minor League all-stars who have excelled in the early stages of their professional careers," said AFL director Steve Cobb in a press release. "Approximately 60 percent of our players will reach the Major Leagues. We want fans to know top young professional talent still will be playing baseball in October and November in Arizona."

Will Laws is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.