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Arizona Fall League to return in 2021

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The fall prospect league is set to resume in October according to a Baseball America report.

MiLB: OCT 19 Arizona Fall League Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to a report by Baseball America, the Arizona Fall League is set to return this year pending further developments with the ongoing pandemic.

The AFL is set to kick off October 13, and play until November 20 if everything goes according to plan. That’s approximately the normal schedule for the top prospect league.

As usual six AFL teams each hosting five players from seven MLB teams will play an extra 30 or so games, allowing for some time to make up for the lost development time of the last two years.

For those unfamiliar this league normally hosts a mix of some of the elite prospects in the game mixed with some mid and lower tier prospects to make up the rosters. Typically these players are towards the upper levels of the minor leagues, though there are some notable exceptions on who teams choose to send.

Many great Braves have come through the AFL, including Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman, and Max Fried. You can also catch some of the elite prospects in the league there, as guys like Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are among the former alumni.