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AFL Arizona Fall League Final Standings and Playoffs 2021

Final Standings

AFL Arizona Fall League East 2021

PosTeamWLPctGBRSRAHomeRoadL10Strk
1*Mesa Solar Sox (C)15130.536-2182146-89-55-4W2
2Scottsdale Scorpions12180.4005.01591946-96-95-5L1
3Salt River Rafters10200.3336.01351577-83-123-7L3

AFL Arizona Fall League West 2021

PosTeamWLPctGBRSRAHomeRoadL10Strk
1Peoria Javelinas17120.586-1941629-68-67-3W4
2*Surprise Saguaros (C)17120.586-1841708-69-64-5W1
3Glendale Desert Dogs17130.5670.51601539-68-75-5L1

AFL Playoffs

AFL Arizona Fall League Playoffs 2021

Match Day AFL Championship Game 2021
(AFL Championship Game 2021)

Recap

Mesa Solar Sox won the 2021 Arizona Fall League triumphing 6-0 in the Championship Game versus Surprise Saguaros. Caleb Kilian pitched six perfect innings for Mesa in his first Championship Game start. The Solar Sox had won the East Division by four games with a 15-13 record, while the Surprise Saguaros needed a tie-breaker to take the West Division pennant with a 17-12 record, identical to Peoria Javelinas.

About the AFL

The Arizona Fall League features 6 Top Prospects from each of the 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams – a total of 180 players. The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star game featured 43 former AFL players, and over 60% of AFL players make a Major League Roster, including 321 All-Stars, 19 MVPs (Most Valuable Players), 6 Cy Young Award Winners and 7 World Series MVPs [3].

The Arizona Fall League was created as an easily accessible out of season Winter Baseball League, as there was concern that some of the top Baseball players left during the offseason to play in the Caribbean (where Baseball is usually played over the MLB Winter Offseason) and there was difficulty monitoring the players [3].

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References

[1] MLB (2022) Arizona Fall League Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlb.com/arizona-fall-league/standings [Accessed 7 February 2022]

[2] MLB (2022) Arizona Fall League [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlb.com/arizona-fall-league [Accessed 7 February 2022]

About References

[3] MLB (2022) About the Arizona Fall League [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlb.com/arizona-fall-league [Accessed 7 February 2022]

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