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2017 Arizona Fall League championship game: Mesa vs. Peoria, Saturday 11/18, 2 p.m. CT

Cubs prospects will get their chance to shine in this game.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 2:  A general view of fans watching a spring training game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Scottsdale Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona
Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images

The Mesa Solar Sox won the Arizona Fall League’s East Division title and thus qualified for the AFL championship game against the West Division champion Peoria Javelinas. The game will take place this afternoon at 2 p.m. CT at Scottsdale Stadium, spring-training home of the San Francisco Giants.

The Solar Sox have prospects from the Cubs, Astros, Athletics, Tigers and Nationals.

The Javelinas have prospects from the Blue Jays, Braves, Red Sox, Padres and Mariners.

In last year’s AFL championship game, Ian Happ hit two home runs, presaging his callup to the major leagues in 2017. Happ went 4-for-4 as Mesa won the 2016 league title, so the Solar Sox are going for their second consecutive AFL championship.

It’s not likely that any of the Cubs prospects playing in the AFL this year will make it to the big leagues in 2018, but they are all good players who could be on the Cubs’ major-league roster sometime soon.

Here’s the complete Mesa roster.

Here’s the complete Peoria roster.

Here are today's lineups:

As you can see, Cubs prospect Charcer Burks is starting this game in left field and Alec Mills, who was with the Cubs in spring training last March, is the starting pitcher for Mesa.

You can find Gameday for this game here.

The game is being televised live on MLB Network and streamed live on

Enjoy the game and this game thread!