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Rangers minor league catcher Kellin Deglan has set the Australian Baseball League record for home runs in a season, with 16

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Texas Rangers minor league catcher Kellin Deglan was a first round pick of the Rangers in 2010.  His defensive prowess was his calling card, and the hope was that his bat would advance enough to make him a viable major league catcher one day.

Deglan's progress through the system has been slow, however, as he's spent the past four seasons in A-ball, with his ability to make contact regularly being his biggest issue.

Deglan has shown power as a professional, however, and that has been on display in the Australian Baseball League this winter, where Deglan has set the ABL record for home runs in a season, with 16.  You can check out the record-breaking homer below:

H/T to TepidP and Sarah Powers, via Twitter.

Deglan is currently hitting .280/.342/.682 in 132 at bats for Melbourne.