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Seager headlines LA prospects in Arizona Fall League

Seager headlines LA prospects in Arizona Fall League

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Seager headlines LA prospects in Arizona Fall League

LOS ANGELES -- Shortstop Corey Seager headlines a group of Dodgers prospects who will showcase their talent in this year's Arizona Fall League.

Seager -- the Dodgers' No. 2 overall prospect, according to MLB.com -- will be joined by catchers Pratt Maynard and Chris O'Brien, and outfielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez on the Glendale Desert Dogs.

The Fall League plays a six-week schedule, which begins on Oct. 8 and concludes on Nov. 16. The six teams in the league will play six days per week (Monday through Saturday) in five Cactus League stadiums near Phoenix. More than 60 percent of prospects who have played in the AFL have reached the Major Leagues.

Selected 18th overall in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Seager hit .309 with 12 home runs and 57 RBIs in 74 games with Class A Great Lakes this season before being promoted to Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, where he hit .165 with four homers and 13 RBIs in his first 21 games.

Maynard and O'Brien also play with Rancho Cucamonga. Maynard is the "taxi squad" member of the Desert Dogs and will be activated only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Cavasos-Galvez has appeared in 110 games with Double-A Chattanooga, hitting .265 with seven homers, 15 doubles, 40 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. He's among six outfielders that will play for the Desert Dogs, including Minnesota's Byron Buxton, the No. 1 prospect in baseball.

The Dodgers will also send four pitchers to the AFL, but they have not yet been determined.

The Desert Dogs will also feature prospects from the Marlins, Reds, Twins and White Sox. They will play home games at the Dodgers' Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Rancho Cucamonga hitting coach Johnny Washington will assume the same position with the Desert Dogs.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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