Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Addison Russell against the West during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics Addison Russell, San Francisco Giants Derek Law On Arizona Fall League List


Oakland Athletics prospect Addison Russell and San Francisco Giants minor-leaguer Derek Law were named Monday to the Arizona Fall League’s Top Prospects Team.

The list was released by MLB.com.

Russell hit .282/.361/.435 in 21 games for the Mesa Solar Sox, helping Mesa reach the AFL’s championship game. A shortstop in the A’s organization, Russell had eight doubles, a triple, a homer, five RBI, 15 runs and stole five bases.

Russell spent most of 2013 with High-A Stockton in the California League, where he hit .275/.377/.508 in 504 plate appearances, scoring 85 runs with 29 doubles, 10 triples, 17 homers and 60 RBI while stealing 21 bases and striking out 116 times.

The 19-year-old played three games at Triple-A Sacramento to close the season, where he was 1-for-13 with a run scored and nine strikeouts. He was taken 11th overall by the A’s in the 2012 draft out of Pace (Fla.) High School.

Law pitched for the Scottsdale Scorpions in Arizona, allowing just one unearned run in 12.1 innings over 11 appearances. He posted a 1.14 WHIP and struck out 16, earning one win in relief.

Law, 23, started the season at Class A Augusta, where he was 0-3 with three saves and a 2.31 ERA in 35 innings over 19 appearances. He had a WHIP of 1.057 and struck out 48. He made five relief appearances for the Giants Rookie League club in Arizona, going 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 0.882 WHIP in 5.2 innings with nine strikeouts and finished the year at High-A San Jose, where he was 4-0 with 11 saves and a 2.10 ERA in 25.2 innings and 22 appearances. He posted a 0.818 WHIP and fanned 45 hitters.

The Giants selected Law in the ninth round out of Miami Dade South Community College in 2011. He had been taken in the 28th round by Texas in 2009 out of Seton LaSalle Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, but opted not to sign.

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