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 an 18-game schedule, with games beginning on September 21 and concluding with a championship game––played at the stadium of the club with the best record––on October 15.
The Rangers are sending 16 prospects to the advanced league. They are denoted on the roster by an asterisk. Because the club is sending so many players to instructs this year, there will also be a few extra games scheduled with scout teams in junior colleges for the younger prospects.
A complete listing of the Rangers' 2011 Instructional League roster and schedules are shown below.
|Abel de los Santos||RHP||R/R||6'2||180||11/21/92||AZL|
|Joe Van Meter*||RHP||R/R||6'2||195||10/18/88||HIC|
Fall Instructional League Game Schedule
Monday-Friday games played at 12:30 p.m. Saturday games played at 10:00 a.m.
September 23: vs. Cincinnati
September 24: at Cleveland
September 26: vs. Seattle
September 27: at Seattle
September 28: vs. Cleveland
September 29: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
October 1: at Cleveland
October 3: at Cincinnati
October 4: vs. Seattle
October 5: vs. Cincinnati
October 6: at Milwaukee
October 7: vs. Kansas City
October 8: at Los Angeles Dodgers
October 10: at Chicago White Sox
October 12: at Cincinnati
October 13: vs. Chicago White Sox
October 14: vs. Kansas City
Advanced Instructional League Game Schedule
Rangers prospects will play with the Surprise team, which is comprised of players from the Kansas City and Texas organizations. For further explanation on the Advanced Instructional League, check out this 2009 article by MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
September 21: at Maryvale
September 22: at Glendale
September 23: vs. Goodyear
September 26: vs. Goodyear
September 27: vs. Goodyear
September 28: at Peoria
September 29: at Maryvale
September 30: vs. Goodyear
October 3: at Goodyear
October 4: vs. Glendale
October 5: at Glendale
October 6: at Goodyear
October 7: vs. Glendale
October 10: vs. Peoria
October 11: vs. Goodyear
October 12: at Peoria
October 13: at Glendale
October 14: vs. Peoria
October 15: AIL Championship Game
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