Monday, October 29, 2018

Listi named to AFL Fall Stars Roster

Austin Listi, image- Jay Floyd
As the big leagues' Fall Classic wrapped up on Sunday with another championship for Boston, the baseball community's attention can shift toward off-season leagues.  The lone domestic offering that fans can gravitate toward is the Arizona Fall League, which announced the rosters for its annual Fall Stars Game on Monday.

Outfielder Austin Listi will represent the Phillies, as he was named to the East division roster.  The righty batting outfielder was honored as the Phils' top offensive minor leaguer this year, when he was named as the recipient of the Paul Owens Award.

In the regular season Listi split time with Class A Advanced Clearwater and Double-A Reading.  In 123 games in 2018, the Dallas Baptist product tallied a .312 average with 18 home runs and 84 RBI.

The six-foot 218-pounder has displayed light hitting to date in the AFL, posting a .175 average with a double and three RBI in 12 contests with Scottsdale.

Much like at the top level of the sport with the All-Star Game, the AFL is promoting a "final vote", where fans can cast their ballot to add each roster's final player.  Phillies infield prospect Arquimedes Gamboa (12g, .235 avg, two double, three RBI, two stolen bases) is a candidate worthy of your consideration.  CLICK HERE to vote.

Also set to appear in the exhibition is baseball's top overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero of the Blue Jays organization.  

The game with air live on MLB Network this Saturday, November 3rd, at 8PM Eastern. 
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