Game history

Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game History

The Arizona Fall League started some kind of All-Star Game show in 2006, first called Rising Stars Showcase, then Rising Stars Game. It’s been known as the Fall Stars Game since 2013, but whatever you call it, it’s been a staple over the years for those who care about the future of baseball, with future All-Stars from. the Major League and the winners. fill in the lists since its creation.

This year’s Fall Stars Game takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local) at Salt River Fields and can be watched on the MLB Network or streamed on and the MLB application.

Here’s a year-by-year look at the highlights of each Fall Stars game:

2019: AFL East 4, AFL West 2
Twins’ top prospect Royce Lewis, who would go on to win the league’s MVP honors, was also named that game’s MVP thanks to a two-run homer in the second inning that gave the East a 2–2 lead. 0. Royals outfielder Kyle Isbel and Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson each had solo shots for the West. Match day “

2018: AFL West 7, AFL East 6
It will be forever remembered as the game where Mets’ Pete Alonso circled a 103mph fastball from Blue Jays right-hander Nate Pearson for a solo home run that left the court at 110mph, according to Statcast . Phillies outfielder Austin Listi had a three-point shot for the East and outfielder Buddy Reed, then with the Padres, was named MVP after tripling in the tie in ninth before scoring the game winner for the West. Match day “

2017: AFL East 4, AFL West 2
Two booming NL East center fielder faced off in this one. The Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr., who was the AFL’s MVP for the season, went 1-4 in this game. Victor Robles of the Nationals was the MVP after going 1 on 3, with two runs scored, one run batted in, one walks and one stolen base. He led the tying point and scored the starting point in the eighth of three Eastern points. Match day “

2016: AFL West 12, AFL East 4
The West recorded a twisted number thanks to two-run homers from MVP Willie Calhoun and future NL Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger (Rockies ‘Ryan McMahon and Tigers’ Christin Stewart also scored for the East.) . But equally impressive, if not more, were Brent Honeywell’s perfect two innings to start the game for the West, in which he struck out five of six batters. Match day “

2015: AFL West 8, AFL East 3
Falling before finishing second in the AL Rookie of the Year race, Yankees receiver Gary Sánchez was the Fall Stars MVP with a two-run homerun in the fourth inning that tied the score to two. Then-Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows had a two-run homerun and Reds infielder Alex Blandino also had a two-run West. Match day “

2014: AFL East 6, AFL West 2
Greg Bird, then with the Yankees, would end up being the MVP of this game and the league. He hit a home run in the second inning to put the East on the board. Then starter Archie Bradley scored two scoreless goals as the East beat a West team that included Francisco Lindor and Corey Seager. Match day “

2013: AFL West 9, AFL East 2
Rangers first baseman Brett Nicholas has scored two homers and scored two, while Mariners outfielder Stefen Romero also scored two homers and delivered three runs batted in to help the West put the East in. rout. Alex Meyer, then with the Twins, had three scoreless goals as a West starter in a game that included Kris Bryant and Byron Buxton. Match day “

2012: AFL East 9, AFL West 4
Brian Goodwin set the tone as soon as the national field prospect scored to lead the game for the East. He also added a brace to win the MVP of the match honors. Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano had three hits and Billy Hamilton of the Reds had two interceptions in a lost effort for the West. Match day “

2011: AFL West 11, AFL East 2
West jumped over East starter Gerrit Cole, scoring five runs in the first inning. Mariners infielder Nick Franklin hit a two-run homerun en route to a four-hit MVP performance. The Braves’ Joey Terdoslavich also had three runs while Royals outfielder Wil Myers had three of 16 West hits. The Eastern roster included Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado. Match day “

2010: AFL West 3, AFL East 2
With the score tied at two, Rays outfielder Leslie Anderson opened the ninth with a home run to give the West victory and earn MVP of the game honors. He was the only hitter to get more than one hit, while Indians infielder Jason Kipnis and D-backs Marc Krauss were the only others to have more hits in the game. Match day “

2009: AFL West 8, AFL East 7
The East scored his seven runs in the first inning, with the D-backs’ Brandon Allen delivering a three-run homerun in the opening quarter. West scored two runs in the first, four in the third and the decisive two in the eighth on a two-run shot by Indian wide receiver Matt McBride. Reds hitter Yonder Alonso had three hits and two RBIs for the West. Match day “

2008: AFL National 7, AFL American 6
Team USA had four runs in the first, behind the two home runs of Padres Chad Huffman and Josh Reddick of the Red Sox. Blue Jays wide receiver JP Arencibia put the USA on the board with a solo shot in the sixth before scoring five points to take a one point lead in the eighth. The national team tied for the top of the ninth, only to see the American roster win on a walk to Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs late in the inning. Match day “

2007: Rising Stars of the East 3, Rising Stars of the West 2
This one went extras as it took 10 innings in the East to win on a single from Ryan Sweeney (White Sox) that tackled Travis Snider of the Blue Jays. National outfielder Justin Maxwell scored for the West, but the future star power really belonged to the East as Max Scherzer pulled the side out in his working inning and Andrew McCutchen picked and stole a base. Match day “

2006: Rising Stars of the East 3, Rising Stars of the West 1
In the first Rising Stars Game, Hunter Pence had two hits, including a brace, and the then-Astros prospect also scored a walk, walked and stole a base. East broke a tie 1-1 with two runs in the seventh on a double from Jamie D’Antona (R back) and a single from Fernando Martinez (Mets). Match day “