Rangers Winterball Roundup – 11/22

Profar singled twice for Licey

The Rangers prospects currently playing with Licey in the Dominican Republic – Jurickson Profar, Leonys Martin, and Engel Beltre – all had at least one hit on Thursday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise – Season Over
17-14-1, 1.5 GB


The Saguaros didn't qualify for this year's Arizona Fall League Championship Game after finishing second place in the AFL's West Valley Division.

The following Rangers prospects saw action for Surprise this fall––RHP Ben Henry, LHP Jimmy Reyes, RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, RHP Ben Rowen, RHP Joe Van Meter, C Kellin Deglan, C/1B Brett Nicholas, INF Hanser Alberto, 1B Chris McGuiness, and INF Luis Sardinas.



World Baseball Classic Qualifiers


Luis Martinez's Colombia team was knocked out of qualification for the 2013 World Baseball Classic after going 1-2 over the weekend. Martinez appeared in two of the three games and went 1-for-6 with three walks and three strikeouts.



Dominican Winter League


Entering Thursday's game, Tigres del Licey shortstop Jurickson Profar had just one hit in his last five games with a plate appearance. But the 19-year-old prospect broke out of the slump with two hits in four at-bats, raising his batting average to .231 through nine contests.

Licey centerfielder Leonys Martin (1/4) and right fielder Engel Beltre (1/3) both singled once and stole a base. Martin swiped his seventh while Beltre got his sixth.

Beltre also committed a throwing error, his second miscue of the winterball season.



Venezuelan Winter League


No Rangers appeared in LVBP on Thursday.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)


Although there was a full slate of Liga Paralela games scheduled on Thursday, the league's website has not posted the box scores.



Mexican Pacific League


No Rangers appeared in Mexico on Thursday.



Puerto Rican Winter League


There were no games in Puerto Rico on Thursday.



Australian Baseball League


Brisbane Bandits leadoff hitter and centerfielder Hirotoshi Onaka reached base in four of his five plate appearances on Thursday in Australia, getting two singles and two walks. The Japan native stole two bases (his second and third) while also picking up an outfield assist by erasing a runner at first base.

On Friday, the 24-year-old Onaka went 0-for-3 but drew two walks.

Through his first seven games in Australia, Onaka is 9-for-26 (.346) with two doubles, five walks, and eight strikeouts. He's stolen three bases in four tries.



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