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Marlins announce players who will participate in Arizona Fall League

Some big-time prospects will head to the Arizona Fall League for Miami.

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Peters headlines the group of Marlins heading to Phoenix.
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As the minor league season comes to a close, the Marlins announced Tuesday which players in their minor league system will represent them in the Arizona Fall League. The group is headlined by starter Dillon Peters and outfielder Braxton Lee.

The Arizona Fall League starts October 10 and goes until November 18. The Marlins group of players will play on the Salt River Rafters, alongside minor leaguers from the Brewers, Diamondbacks, Orioles, and Rockies.

Peters has been a popular candidate to be called up by the Marlins in September, and he can still be promoted despite being chosen to play in the AFL.

Miami’s No. 4 overall prospect has recorded a 1.97 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with Double-A Jacksonville. Peters was out for most of the season with a broken thumb, so he'll get to make up for time lost in the AFL.

Lee was acquired in June when the Marlins sent shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Rays. In Double-A this year, Lee is hitting .316 with 37 RBI and 20 doubles. MLB Pipeline does not rank Lee as a top-30 prospect for the Marlins.

Along with Lee and Peters, five other players in the Marlins system were selected to play in the Arizona Fall League.

Shortstop Peter Mooney (Triple-A), catcher Rodrigo Vigil (Double-A), pitcher Miguel Del Pozo (Double-A), pitcher Ben Meyer (High-A), and pitcher Scott Squier (High-A) make up the rest of the Marlins contingent for the AFL. None of these players are ranked as a top-30 prospect for the Marlins by MLB Pipeline.