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Ramirez Shows Great Control For Rangers

Jeff Wilson -Premium Content

The Rangers saw their minor league pitching depth take a hit last summer, when the eventual American League champs shipped away multiple young arms in roster-bolstering trades for the stretch drive. Club officials still like the talent in the system but know that the two upper levels aren't as stocked as they could be. Enter pitchers like Neil Ramirez, who have a chance to jump a few levels this season as the Rangers continue their efforts to develop quality big league starting pitchers.

Majors | #2011#Organization Reports#Texas Rangers

Rangers’ Olt Stays At Third, For Now

Jeff Wilson -Premium Content

In a baseball world that can't help but get ahead of itself, consider the case of Rangers prospect Mike Olt. The 49th overall pick out of Connecticut last June, Olt is a power-hitting third baseman who has also captured evaluators' attention with his flashy glove work. But seven months after drafting Olt, the Rangers locked up his position for the next six years with the free-agent signing of power-hitting, Gold Glove winner Adrian Beltre.

Majors | #2011#Organization Reports#Texas Rangers

Tobin Shows Explosive Stuff When Healthy

Jeff Wilson -Premium Content

The Rangers arrived at the Winter Meetings with 39 spots taken on their 40-man roster, and departed Disney's Swan and Dolphin Resort with it all filled up. But the addition wasn't Cliff Lee or Zack Greinke or Vladimir Guerrero. It was Mason Tobin, who hasn't pitched since 2009 or above Class A. But the Rangers liked him enough to ask the Cubs to select him for them in the Rule 5 draft.

Majors | #2010#Organization Reports#Texas Rangers

Ranger’ Profar Continues To Make A Good Impression

Jeff Wilson -Premium Content

While the Rangers' scouting department and front office can hang their hat on an American League pennant, they can also boast about the jewel of their 2009 class of Latin prospects. Shortstop Jurickson Profar topped general manager Jon Daniels' list of instructional league stars this fall. Still four months away from his 18th birthday, Profar already has an extra gear that most prospects don't have.

Majors | #2010#Organization Reports#Texas Rangers

Rangers Deal Saltalamacchia To Red Sox

Evan Grant -Premium Content

As the Rangers wheeled and dealed at the trade deadline, they included only one surprising name in the group of prospects shipped off: Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The Rangers dealt Saltalamacchia to the Red Sox for three minor leaguers and about $350,000 before the deadline. The trade created a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired infielder Cristian Guzman.

Majors | #2010#Organization Reports#Texas Rangers