Here is a look at the 2018 Salt River Rafters Schedule for their first week, starting Tuesday, Oct. 9. The Arizona Fall League team consists of prospects from the Nationals, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Rockies and Twins.
Oct. 9 at Surprise Saguaros, 12:35 pm MST
Oct. 10 Surprise Saguaros, 6:35pm
Oct. 11 Scottsdale Scorpions, 6:35pm
Oct. 12 at Scottsdale Scorpions, 6:35pm
Oct. 13 Bowman Hitting Challenge (Sloan Park), 6:35pm
Oct. 14 off day
The home stadium for the Rafters is the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (11,000), 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. The dimensions are: LF: 345 ft. alleys: 390 ft. CF: 410 ft. RF: 345 ft.
The Nationals are sending right-handed pitcher Luis Reyes and left-handers Ben Braymer, Taylor Guilbeau and Jordan Mills. Also invited are catcher Tres Berrera and infielders Carter Kieboom and Jake Noll. The outfielder is lefty-hitting Daniel Johnson.
The Nats also provided the Rafters with hitting coach Luis Ordaz from the high Single-A Potomac Nationals. Ordaz played in the majors for the Cardinals, Royals and Devil Rays from 1997 to 2006. He also played 656 games and hit .283 at the Triple-A level in the International League for Durham, Indianapolis and Syracuse. He was a player/coach in 2010 with the Chiefs.
We will get more information on these Nats prospects as we count down to Tuesday.