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International signing rundown

One more summary of the Rangers' international efforts - and probably the most comprehensive one so far - comes from Baseball America's Ben Badler, as he reviewed the ALWest (and Michael Inoa).

Badler profiles the seven teenagers on whom the Rangers spent at least $100,000. I think that my favorite is still Edwin Escobar:

Escobar is a 6-foot-2 lefthander with an 86-90 mph fastball that has touched 92 mph. A relative of Angels righthander Kelvin Escobar and Brewers shortstop Alcides Esocbar, Edwin saw some time at the Rangers' instructional league this year and showed feel for the breaking ball. His body is more mature than most Latin American pitchers his age, and he needs to continue to work on his changeup.