Winterball Roundup - 10/30

Butler took Casey Kelly yard

Texas Rangers outfield prospect Joey Butler belted his first home run in the Arizona Fall League on Saturday afternoon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise 8 – Peoria Javelinas 7
10-6-1


For the second consecutive start, a Rangers prospect beat up on talented Red Sox farmhand Casey Kelly. This time, it was right fielder and five-hole hitter Joey Butler. The University of New Orleans product crushed a 92 mph fastball the opposite way––over the fence in right-center field.

In all, Butler went 1-for-4 with the two-run homer and a base on balls, raising his Fall League average to .240.

Butler was the only Rangers prospect to appear in the game.



Venezuelan Winter League


Designated hitter and cleanup man Max Ramirez singled once and struck out twice in his four plate appearances on Saturday evening. La Guaira lost to Caracas, 4-0, and Ramirez was the only Ranger to appear for the Tiburones.



Dominican Winter League

Andres James appeared as a late-inning defensive replacement at third base for Licey. The small-statured infielder didn't have a plate appearance and committed a fielding error in his first action of the winter.



Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared on Saturday.



Mexican Pacific League


The circuit has begun its 2010 campaign, but there will be no Rangers players participating this season.



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