Three Diamondbacks named Arizona Fall League All Stars


Archie Bradley was selected as a Arizona Fall League All Star Photo Courtesy of: Gordon Donovan/

The Arizona Fall League released the rosters for the annual Fall All Stars Game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks will be represented. RHP Archie Bradley, 3B Brandon Drury, and C Peter O’Brien were all named to the East team.

This year’s contest will feature 14 of MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospects. The game will be played this Saturday at 5pm MST at Salt River Fields. The game can be seen on and MLB Network.

Bradley, the Diamondbacks no.1 prospect, and the no.9 prospect overall, has struggled so far in the fall league, but has looked better in his last couple of outings.

In 11.0 innings pitched for the Salt River Rafters, Bradley is 0-2 with a 6.55 era in 4 starts. He has given up 17 hits in 11 innings.

In his last outing he looked like the top prospect that we have come to know over the years. He threw four shutout innings against the Glendale Desert Dogs allowing just five hits. Hopefully this will give him confidence, and he can get back to the pitcher he was before his injury issues.

Bradley, who was picked one spot ahead of Cleveland Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor talked about this opportunity with

“Being in that class of guys is pretty humbling,” he said. “That game has been able to springboard a lot of guys’ careers and helped them get to the big leagues, so it’s obviously encouraging. Especially with what I’ve been going through: I’ve started to throw the ball better the last couple outings, so if I can just continue to build on that and go into Spring Training, this will do nothing but benefit me.”

Druy had a great year with the Visalia Rawhide, but he has struggled so far in the fall league. In 55 at bats, he is batting .182. He does have two home runs, and five RBI’s. In 2014, he hit .299 with 23 HR and 95 RBI’s.

O’Brien who was acquired by the Diamondbacks in the deal that sent Martin Prado to the Yankees in July, has impressed behind the plate, which is a good sign. He has thrown out runners, and he has done a good job controlling the pitching staff. He doesn’t always make the best decisions, but he is improving which is the most important part of the Fall League. At the plate he is batting .209 with 3 HR and 7 RBI’s in 43 at bats.

Here are the complete rosters for both teams courtesy of


Christian Bergman, Rockies
Archie Bradley, D-backs
C.J. Edwards, Cubs
Trevor Gott, Angels
Brian Ellington, Marlins
Nefi Ogando, Phillies
Roberto Osuna, Blue Jays
Steven Okert, Giants
Tyson Perez, Astros
Jake Reed, Twins
Adrian Sampson, Pirates

Elias Diaz, Pirates
Peter O’Brien, D-backs

Josh Bell, Pirates
Brandon Drury, D-backs
Kaleb Cowart, Angels
Matt Olson, A’s
Tony Renda, Nationals
Matt Reynolds, Mets
Daniel Robertson, A’s

Byron Buxton, Twins
Aaron Judge, Yankees
Brandon Nimmo, Mets
Dalton Pompey, Blue Jays
Roman Quinn, Phillies


Chris Bassitt, White Sox
Parker Bridwell, Orioles
Tayron Guerrero, Padres
Nick Howard, Reds
Cody Kendall, Rangers
Francellis Montas, White Sox
Nick Maronde, Indians
Robby Scott, Red Sox
Burch Smith, Padres
Samuel Tuivailala, Cardinals
Tyler Wagner, Brewers

Justin O’Conner, Rays
Mike Ohlman, Orioles

Daniel Castro, Braves
Hunter Dozier, Royals
Patrick Leonard, Rays
Francisco Lindor, Indians
D.J. Peterson, Mariners
Jace Peterson, Padres
Corey Seager, Dodgers

Rusney Castillo, Red Sox
Steven Moya, Tigers
Hunter Renfroe, Padres
Tyrone Taylor, Brewers
Jesse Winker, Reds

Have fun watching the Fall Stars Game on Saturday, and stay with venomstrikes for Arizona Fall League updates.