The Arizona Fall League recently announced its Affiliate and Field Staff assignments for the upcoming season, a group highlighted by former Major League All-Star third baseman Matt Williams.
Other notables include former Minnesota Twins catcher Brian Harper, who will be the hitting coach in Mesa, fourteen year ML veteran Darnell Coles (hitting coach for Phoenix), former AFL All-Star Jon Nunnally (hitting coach, Salt River), and former Giants closer Matt Herges (pitching coach, Mesa).
Mesa Solar Sox: Home games played at HoHoKam Stadium (Chicago Cubs), Manager Rodney Linares, Hitting Coach Brian Harper, Pitching Coach Matt Herges. Affiliate assignments; Orioles, Cubs, Tigers, Astros, Dodgers.
Phoenix Desert Dogs: Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Oakland A's), Manager Aaron Holbert, Hitting Coach Darnell Coles, Pitching Coach Charlie Corbell. Organization assignments Braves, Athletics, Marlins, Brewers, Rays.
Salt River Rafters: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Diamondbacks, Rockies), Manager Matt Williams, Hitting Coach Jon Nunnally, Pitching Coach Mark Grater, Affiliates, Rockies, Diamondbacks, White Sox, Blue Jays, Nationals.
Opening Day: Tuesday, October 9th.
Rising Stars Game: Saturday, November 3rd, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort.
Championship Game: Saturday, November 17th at Scottsdale Stadium.
Full Schedule will be released in early August, rosters at the end of August.