Over the past few years, several players who are currently on the Cincinnati Reds active roster have participated in the Arizona Fall League. Players like Matt McLain, Tyler Stephenson, and Jonathan India have all played in the AFL.
The AFL has been a proving ground of sorts for some the best young players in the game. Being selected to be part of the AFL roster could help catapult a few of the Reds prospects into the spotlight.
This season, prospects from the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays will join some of the Reds best young talent as they join forces to form the Surprise Saguaros. Who are five Reds prospects that could find their way to Arizona later this year?
1. Reds prospect Andrew Moore should participate in the Arizona Fall League.
Andrew Moore got a late start to the 2023 season, so a trip to the Arizona Fall League could be just what the doctor ordered. Moore was placed on the 60-day IL prior to the season with an unspecified injury.
Moore began his rehab in the Arizona Complex League before making his way to High-A Dayton. Moore is a strike thrower, but could certainly use some tutelage in the AFL in order to help with both his command and control.
Moore is the forgotten player in the Luis Castillo deal from last season. Most of the focus was on the two shortstops (Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo), but the Cincinnati Reds acquired an additional two pitchers as well. While Levi Stoudt has made his major league debut, Moore is still in the minor leagues.
Andrew Moore will be an interesting player to watch over the next few months. At 24 years old, there's still plenty of time for the Reds to develop Moore into a solid reliever. After seeing how many relief pitchers Cincinnati churned through this season, you can never have enough arms in the farm system.