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Josh Morgan, Yeyson Yrizarri make AZL top 20 prospect list

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Two shortstops on the Rangers' complex league team made Baseball America's top 20 AZL prospect list

Mike McGinnis

Texas Rangers middle infield prospects Josh Morgan and Yeyson Yrizarri both made the Baseball America top 20 prospect list for the Arizona Rookie League, checking in at #19 and #20, respectively.

Morgan was the Rangers' 3rd round pick in the 2014 draft, and earned a promotion to short-season A Spokane late in the year.  He's more of an instincts/polish player than a toolsy guy, but he gets good marks for his makeup and approach at the plate, as reflected in his .336/.468/.372 slash line in 141 plate appearances in the AZL, with a 19/13 BB/K ratio.  Morgan is playing all three infield positions now, and could end up at either shortstop or second base.

Yrizarri is a 17 year old who was part of the Rangers' enormous international J-2 haul last year.  He's a true shortstop, and more potential and tools than Morgan is.  Yrizarri's .237/.275/.332 line is obviously much less impressive than Morgan's, but there's more upside with Yrizarri, as well as more bust potential.