2013 Instructional League roster and schedule
The 2013 Fall Instructional League gets underway in about two weeks out in Goodyear, Arizona. Over a span of a month around 50 players will participate in weight training and conditioning drills, on-field instruction, and play in 14 games until it wraps up on Monday October 14th.
This is a time when a lot of the players selected in the 2013 Draft, key Latin signings, and other players acquired throughout the season get exposed to the spring training environment. It is also a time when the player development staff gets to sit down with the new players and work on things to get them prepared for the offseason and make the adjustments needed for the next season.
This will allow young players like Casey Shane, Sean Brady, Clint Frazier, Leandro Linares and others to get more game experience in a highly instructinal enviroment that also provides the opportunity to play in games. Instructional League also allows some players that had injury issues throughout the season (like Elvis Araujo) to make up some much needed time they lost.
It is also important to note that several of these players will be playing in the Arizona Fall League and some listed will be using Instructional League simply to get ready for the AFL which begins on October 8th. We already know the position players going as they are Tony Wolters, Jake Lowery, Tyler Naquin and Joey Wendle, but the pitchers have yet to be determined.
As a sidenote, the Parallel League - or more commonly known as Advanced Instructional League - is not back this season for a variety of reasons.
Here is the Instructional League roster and schedule:
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