The Arizona Fall League wrapped up in exciting fashion last week with Atlanta Braves’ prospect Braxton Davidson hitting a 10th inning walk-off to give the Peoria Javelinas a 3-2 championship win over the Salt River Rafters.
On Friday, Baseball America ranked the 12 best prospects from their time in the AFL. Unsurprisingly, Toronto Blue Jays third base prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was No. 1.
New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso rounded out the group at No. 12 after hitting .255/.339/.510. He tied for the league lead with six home runs (plus another mammoth blast in Fall Stars game), was second with 50 total bases and 27 RBI.
That home run in the Fall Stars game by Alonso had an exit velocity of 110 MPH and came off a 103 MPH fastball by Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson. One observer told BA that Alonso had a “blacksmith’s body.”
Multiple people I talked to that watched Alonso play first in the AFL used the word “playable” to describe his ability there, and BA was told similar by scouts saying he could be playable there with hard work.
The 23-year-old Alonso hit .285/.395/.579 with 36 home runs and a minor league best 119 RBI during the regular season. Alonso is the Mets consensus No. 2 prospect and ranked 58th in baseball by MLB Pipeline.