Beras will play in games at instructs
The Texas Rangers have announced their roster and game schedule for the 2012 Fall Instructional League, which begins on September 16. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 61 young prospects that will descend upon Surprise.
The Texas Rangers are sending 44 of their top young prospects to Surprise, Ariz., where they will participate in the Fall Instructional League. The circuit features a 15-game schedule, with games kicking off on September 19 and concluding on October 13. Players will begin workouts at the club’s minor league facility in Surprise on September 16.
During the month-long camp, the Rangers will play games against instructs squads from the Indians, Dodgers, White Sox, Royals, and Reds. They also have four games scheduled against South Korea’s SK Wyverns, who won Korean Series titles in 2007, 2008, and 2010. The Wyverns will presumably send a group of young players to the instructional league in Arizona.
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 19 and concluding with a championship game––played at the stadium of the club with the best record––on October 13.
The Rangers are sending 17 prospects to the advanced league. They are denoted on the roster by an asterisk.
A complete listing of the Rangers’ 2012 Instructional League roster and game schedules are shown below.
Fall Instructional League Game Schedule
Monday-Friday games played at 12:30 p.m. Saturday games played at 10:00 a.m.
September 19: at SK Wyverns
September 21: vs. Cleveland
September 22: at Los Angeles Dodgers
September 24: vs. Chicago White Sox
September 26: vs. Kansas City
September 28: at Los Angeles Dodgers
September 29: at SK Wyverns
October 1: at Chicago White Sox
October 3: vs. Kansas City
October 5: at Los Angeles Dodgers
October 6: vs. SK Wyverns
October 8: at SK Wyverns
October 10: vs. Kansas City
October 11: at Cincinnati
October 13: vs. SK Wyverns
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 19: at Maryvale
September 20: at Glendale
September 21: vs. Goodyear
September 24: vs. Goodyear
September 25: at Glendale
September 26: at Peoria
September 27: at Maryvale
September 28: vs. Goodyear
October 1: vs. Goodyear
October 2: vs. Glendale
October 3: at Glendale
October 4: at Goodyear
October 5: vs. Glendale
October 8: vs. Peoria
October 9: vs. Goodyear
October 10: at Peoria
October 11: vs. Glendale
October 12: vs. Peoria
October 13: AIL Championship Game
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