Wrapping things up in the AFL

Just one more game to go, Saturday’s championship game (3 p.m. ET, MLB Network, MLB.com). Feel free to read my preview to prep for the game.

In that story, there’s a video interview with Salt River starter (and Diamondbacks prospect) Charles Brewer. Here’s the entire video, during which we talk about the championship game, pitching at home and what an absolutely ridiculous rotation he was a part of in Double-A Mobile. Here’s the full interview for your viewing pleasure.


Today’s a big day for many players in the AFL, not just the ones playing for Salt River and Surprise. There were close to 70 players on AFL rosters this fall who either need  to be put on a 40-man roster or be left available for the Rule 5 Draft. The list includes some former first-rounders and a number of players who performed well in Arizona. Since my story was posted on the subject, teams have been announcing the roster additions in stages (the dadline is midnight).  Kevin Mattison, who is quoted in the story, was added to the 40-man by the Marlins. By my count, here’s a list (sure to grow) of AFLers who gained roster spots today:

Zelous Wheeler MIL
Jake Diekman PHI
Tyson Gillies PHI
Casey Crosby DET
Tyler Stohr DET
Hernan Perez DET
Evan Crawford TOR
Kevin Mattison MIA
Derek Norris WAS



That was a great championship game. I am looking forward to seeing most of these guys in MLB

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