Dominican Prospects on Baseball America HOT SHEET

This installment of the Prospect Hot Sheet covers games from April 17-23. Remember, this feature simply recognizes the hottest prospects in the minors during the past week—it’s not a re-ranking of the Baseball America Top 100 Prospects. Contributing: Ben Badler, J.J. Cooper, Matt Eddy, Vince Lara-Cinisomo and Josh Norris.   Ronald Guzman, 1b, Rangers Team: low Class A Hickory (South Atlantic) Age: 20 Why He’s Here: .424/.441/.727 (14-for-33), 8 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1-for-1 SB The Scoop: The 2015 season is going to be a key year for Guzman’s prospect status, and so far all of the signs have been encouraging. One of the top prospects on the international market in 2011, Guzman hit well his first year in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2012 and had shown a sound swing with good plate discipline and emerging power.… Read More

Rangers top 10 Prospects list by BP, include DPL alumni Alfaro and Guzman

Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects, Baseball Prospectus by Jason Parks 2B Rougned Odor C Jorge Alfaro RHP Alex Gonzalez SS Luis Sardinas LF Nick Williams 3B Joey Gallo RHP Luke Jackson RF Nomar Mazara CF Lewis Brinson 1B Ronald Guzman 2. Jorge Alfaro Position: C, DOB: 06/11/1993, Height/Weight: 6’2” 185 lbs., Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2010, Colombia Previous Ranking: #4 (Org), #76 (Top 101) 2013 Stats: .182/.308/.182 at High-A Myrtle Beach (3 games), .258/.338/.452 at Low-A Hickory (104 games), .429/.500/.810 at complex level AZL (6 games) The Tools: 8 arm; 6+ power potential; 5 glove; 6 run What Happened in 2013: After an injury-plagued 2012 campaign, Alfaro played in a career-high 113 games, not counting his breakout performance in the AFL.… Read More