2010 Rangers Instructional League Roster

The Texas Rangers have announced their roster and game schedule for the 2010 Fall Instructional League, which begins on September 16. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 67 young prospects that will descend upon Surprise.

The Texas Rangers are sending 57 of their brightest young prospects to Surprise, Ariz., where they will participate in the Fall Instructional League. The circuit features an 18-game schedule, with games kicking off on September 22 and ending on October 16. Players will report to the club's minor league facility in Surprise on September 15, and they begin workouts on Thursday morning.

In addition to the regular instructional league, a number of clubs based in Phoenix's west valley will once again form the Advanced Instructional League. The AIL will play a 16-game schedule, with games between September 23 and October 15.

The Rangers are sending 10 prospects to the advanced league. They are denoted on the roster by an asterisk.

A complete listing of the Rangers' 2010 Instructional League roster and schedules are shown below.

Pitchers
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Richard Alvarez RHP R/R 6'2 194 08/14/92 AZL Rangers
Shawn Blackwell RHP R/R 6'5 212 11/15/90 AZL Rangers
Cody Buckel RHP R/R 6'1 183 06/18/92 AZL Rangers
Fabio Castillo* RHP R/R 6'3 238 02/19/89 Bakersfield/Frisco
Abel De Los Santos RHP R/R 6'2 180 11/21/92 DSL Rangers
Miguel De Los Santos* LHP L/L 6'1 205 07/10/88 Spokane/Hickory
Ovispo De Los Santos RHP R/R 6'1 205 11/19/87 Spokane/Hickory
Andrew Doyle RHP R/R 6'3 224 11/12/87 SPO/HIC/BAK
Wilmer Font RHP R/R 6'4 245 05/24/90 Hickory/Bakersfield
Justin Grimm RHP R/R 6'4 195 08/16/88 Signed for 2011
Geuris Grullon LHP L/L 6'5 205 12/20/89 AZL/SPO/BAK
Chris Hanna LHP L/L 6'1 188 03/07/92 AZL Rangers/Spokane
Trevor Hurley* RHP R/R 6'3 235 07/28/87 Hickory/Bakersfield
Luke Jackson RHP R/R 6'2 187 08/24/91 Signed for 2011
Kevin Johnson LHP L/L 6'5 220 12/03/87 Spokane
Kasey Kiker LHP L/L 5'10 200 11/19/87 Frisco
John Kukuruda RHP R/R 6'4 179 06/09/92 AZL Rangers
Nick McBride RHP R/R 6'5 188 05/13/91 Spokane
Steven McKinnon RHP R/R 6'4 227 04/17/92 Signed for 2011
Carlos Melo RHP R/R 6'3 220 02/27/91 AZL/SPO/HIC
Roman Mendez RHP R/R 6'2 191 07/25/90 LOW/GVL/SPO
Hector Nelo RHP R/R 6'2 205 11/05/86 Hickory/Bakersfield
Zach Osborne RHP R/R 6'5 200 05/09/88 Spokane
Luis Parra LHP L/L 6'2 175 11/21/91 DSL Rangers
Victor Payano LHP L/L 6'5 185 10/17/92 DSL Rangers
David Perez RHP R/R 6'5 200 12/20/92 DSL Rangers
Martin Perez LHP L/L 6'0 178 04/04/91 Frisco
Santo Perez RHP R/R 6'5 200 11/22/88 DSL Rangers
Jimmy Reyes LHP L/L 5'10 200 03/07/89 Spokane
Ryan Rodebaugh RHP L/R 6'0 177 03/30/89 Spokane
Randol Rojas RHP R/R 6'0 188 09/28/90 Spokane
Nick Tepesch RHP R/R 6'5 228 10/12/88 Signed for 2011
Michael Thomas RHP R/R 6'3 250 12/05/88 Greenvile (BOS)
Joe Van Meter RHP R/R 6'2 220 10/18/88 AZL Rangers/Hickory
Corey Young* LHP L/L 6'2 194 06/27/86 Bakersfield Frisco

Catchers
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Jorge Alfaro C R/R 6'2 200 06/11/93 DSL Rangers
Kellin Deglan C L/R 6'2 188 06/03/92 AZL Rangers/Spokane
Vin DiFazio* C R/R 6'1 220 05/15/86 Hickory/Bakersfield
Brett Nicholas C L/R 6'2 210 07/18/88 Spokane
Alinson Perez C R/R 6'1 190 09/03/89 AZL Rangers
Tomas Telis C B/R 5'8 195 06/18/91 AZL Rangers

Infielders
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Hanser Alberto IF R/R 5'11 185 10/17/92 DSL Rangers
Santiago Chirino IF R/R 5'10 174 02/11/91 AZL Rangers/Spokane
Leury Garcia* IF B/R 5'10 160 03/18/91 Hickory
Jhonny Gomez IF R/R 6'2 195 12/21/89 AZL Rangers/Spokane
Oduber Herrera IF L/R 5'11 165 12/29/91 AZL Rangers/Spokane
Chris McGuiness* IF L/L 6'1 210 04/11/88 GVL/BAK/FRI
Tom Mendonca* IF L/R 6'1 215 04/12/88 Bakersfield
Clark Murphy IF L/L 6'2 214 12/18/89 Spokane
Christefer Obispo IF R/R 6'3 180 06/21/92 DSL Rangers
Mike Olt* IF R/R 6'2 202 08/27/88 Spokane
Jurickson Profar IF B/R 6'0 170 02/20/93 Spokane
Drew Robinson IF L/R 6'1 185 04/20/92 AZL Rangers
Jonathan Roof IF R/R 6'1 175 01/23/89 AZL Rangers/Hickory
Luis Sardinas IF B/R 6'1 150 05/16/93 AZL Rangers
Christian Villanueva IF R/R 5'11 160 06/19/91 AZL Rangers

Outfielders
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Jordan Akins OF R/R 6'3 192 04/19/92 AZL Rangers
Jared Bolden* OF L/L 6'2 205 03/18/87 Hickory/Bakersfield
Chris Garia OF B/R 6'0 165 12/16/92 DSL Rangers
Jared Hoying OF L/R 6'3 190 05/18/89 Spokane
Braxton Lane OF B/R 6'0 190 12/30/90 AZL Rangers
Teodoro Martinez OF R/R 6'0 160 03/16/92 AZL Rangers
Guillermo Pimentel OF R/R 6'2 190 11/12/89 Spokane/Hickory
Kendall Radcliffe OF L/R 6'2 185 10/17/92 Signed for 2011
Josh Richmond OF R/R 6'3 214 06/14/89 Spokane
Jake Skole OF L/R 6'1 192 01/07/92 AZL Rangers/Spokane
Ryan Strausborger OF R/R 6'0 180 03/04/88 Spokane


Fall Instructional League Game Schedule

Monday-Friday games played at 12:30 p.m. Saturday games played at 10:30 a.m.

September 22: vs. Oakland
September 24: at Milwaukee
September 25: vs. Cleveland
September 27: at Chicago White Sox
September 28: vs. Kansas City
September 29: vs. Chicago White Sox
October 1: at Cleveland
October 2: at Kansas City
October 4: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
October 5: at Kansas City
October 7: vs. Kansas City
October 8: at Cincinnati
October 9: at Seattle
October 11: vs. Cincinnati
October 12: at Kansas City
October 14: vs. Kansas City
October 15: at Cincinnati
October 16: vs. Kansas City

Advanced Instructional League Game Schedule

Rangers prospects will play with the Surprise team, which is comprised of players from Kansas City and Texas. Most AIL games will be played in the Spring Training stadium.

For further explanation on the Advanced Instructional League, check out this article from 2009 by MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.

September 23: at Glendale
September 24: vs. Peoria
September 27: vs. Goodyear
September 28: vs. Glendale
September 30: at Maryvale
October 1: vs. Goodyear
October 2: at Peoria
October 4: at Glendale
October 5: vs. Peoria
October 7: at Goodyear
October 8: vs. Glendale
October 9: at Glendale
October 11: at Maryvale
October 12: vs. Goodyear
October 14: at Glendale
October 15: vs. Peoria



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