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November 16, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 15

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Jason Martinez

Notes from around the AFL and Caribbean Winter Leagues

The Arizona Fall League regular season has come to an end -- Peoria will play Salt River in the Championship Game on Saturday -- so now the moment you've all been waiting for ... my AFL MVP and Cy Young picks. 

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November 1, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of October 31

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Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez of MLBDepthCharts makes his Minor League Update debut ...

I'm new here, so let me introduce myself. My name is Jason, and I'm kind of obsessed with baseball, especially when it comes to prospects and how they fit into an organization's depth chart. If you're familiar with MLBDepthCharts.com, you know what I mean. I'll be doing these updates regularly, so you're stuck with me for awhile. Be sure to leave feedback in the comments section and let me know your preferences for this feature. You can also find me on Twitter @mlbdepthcharts.

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April 30, 2012 8:14 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

OMG, you've never heard of Hanser Alberto? You totally should.

Hanser Alberto, SS/3B, Rangers (Low-A Hickory)
When I visited the Rangers minor league camp this spring, they were playing a pair of games with their Low- and High-A squads about 20 feet from each other. With one of the best systems in baseball, including a plethora of expensive draft picks and big ticket international signings, it was an impressive display of expensive talent, but it was Alberto who stole the show, as he just barreled everything. I hadn't even heard of him, but I got a quick primer from Jason Parks, who thinks he can hit, and that seems to be the universal opinion. That's with good reason as after eight hits over the weekend, including four on Sunday, the 19-year-old Dominican is now hitting .369/.396/.476 while seeing time at both left-side infield positions. It's always fun to see the big name players, but it's equally good to find new names as well.


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Diving even deeper into the Texas farm, you'll find prospects with huge potential who haven't yet made their stateside debuts.

In part one of this series, I profiled three lower-level prospects in the Texas Rangers’ minor-league system, two of which have a chance to emerge as national names during the 2011 season, and Jorge Alfaro, who is already #TheLegend. For part two, I’m going to venture deep into the bowels of the farm to introduce you to three more prospects worth keeping an eye on this season. Keep in mind that this is Mariana Trench-level depth we are about to explore; of the three, only second baseman Odubel Herrera has stateside experience.

These players are below the players that are under-the-radar, so think how cool you are going to be when you can boast that you knew them back in April 2011! Most people don’t realize this, but when I go to bars and strike up conversations with slightly intoxicated, slightly attractive patrons, I often bring up Dominican Summer League players that are about to make their stateside debut. “Really? You have seen Victor Payano pitch? I’ve always dreamed of meeting a man who monitors the progress of teenaged athletes.” Darlin’, you know it.

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