Opening night for AZRL.
Mike Olt making his MiLB debut tonight.
Engel Beltre, OF, Rangers (High-A Bakersfield)
As a 19-year-old, Beltre was overmatched by California League pitching last year, which brought even more attention to some of the non-baseball issues in his game, as he plays with an edge that the optimist would describe as intense, but others might use more colorful language. He gained some national attention this year for starting a brawl with a game-winning home-run trot that included a snail’s pace and taunting his opponent, but for the first time since 2008, his play is earning attention as well. He’s a true five-tool talent who is finally coming into his own, batting .444 (24-for-54) in his last 14 games and .326/.374/.464 overall, and at 20, he’s still young for level, despite the repeat performance.