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Beyond the Top 50 Prospects

Ballard would have been #51

We had nearly 80 players considered for our Top 50 Rangers prospects. For those who barely missed the "Top 50", they have not been forgotten. As we take a look at the near misses, we'll analyze how close they came, where they might rank next season, and why they missed the list altogether. Now, let's look "Beyond the Top 50".

Miguel Alfonzo, OF – Despite a rocky 2008 campaign, the 20-year-old Alfonzo has potential at the plate. A line-drive hitter, Alfonzo entered the season with just 31 games of U.S. professional experience. The 6-foot-3 outfielder could break out offensively while repeating the low Single-A level next summer. Mike Ballard, LHP – Armed with a pair of legitimate strikeout pitches—a big-breaking... Recommended Stories

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