By Jason Shetler
On Monday, the Arizona Fall League announced their rosters for the AFL Fall Stars Game. The Pirates will be represented by prospects Connor Joe and Edgar Santana. The game is this Saturday at 8 PM ET and will be shown on MLB Network.
Joe has played third base during the AFL. In 33 plate appearances with the Surprise Saguaros, he’s put up a .364 on base percentage. Joe played exclusively for the Bradenton Marauders this year, posting a .351 OBP. He’s likely to begin 2017 in Altoona.
Santana is pitching terrific for the Saguaros and has been one of the best relievers in the entire AFL, tossing 8.2 scoreless innings, while striking out 15 batters. He pitched across three levels in 2016 with Bradenton, Altoona and Indianapolis, posting a combined 2.71 ERA along with a 1.08 WHIP in 43 appearances. Santana will return to Indianapolis to begin next season.