Heading into the 2011 season, there was some debate over just who was the top prospect in all of baseball: Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals or Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. Luckily for Arnie Beyeler, the manager for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League, he won't have to choose between the two, as Harper and Trout are both on the same AFL team.
Trout is one of seven Angels named to the preliminary rosters for the 2011 Arizona Fall League. He hit .326/.414/.544 in 91 games in Double A with 42 extra-base hits and 33 stolen bases, and has also had two stints in the big leagues. Trout is currently hitting .230/.284/.426 in 20 games with the Angels, and since getting recalled on August 19 has seven hits in 18 at-bats, including two home runs.
The following Angels will join Trout in Scottsdale:
- RHP David Carpenter
- RHP Chris Scholl
- LHP Andrew Taylor
- RHP Daniel Tillman
- C Hank Conger
- SS Jean Segura, who is back Tuesday night for Class A Inland Empire after missing three months with a hamstring injury
The Arizona Fall League begins play on Tuesday, October 4, and each team plays a 38-game schedule running through November 17.
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