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The Texas Rangers have released their minor league rosters for the start of the 2016 season

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

2016 Texas Rangers minor league rosters:  The Texas Rangers have released their minor league rosters for the 2016 season.  Particularly noteworthy is that Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara and Jurickson Profar will all be at AAA to start the season, while Lewis Brinson will be at AA Frisco, along with Ronald Guzman.  Most of the exciting low-A Hickory pitchers from 2016 will be in High Desert to start the year -- Ariel Jurado, Yohander Mendez, Luis Ortiz, David Perez and Collin Wiles will all be at high-A.  Dillon Tate and Brett Martin will be at low-A to start the season, along with a whole host of exciting high-upside guys.

The rosters so far:

AAA Round Rock

Pitchers -- Chad Bell, Alex Claudio, Carlos Fisher, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Jefri Hernandez, Myles Jaye, Nick Martinez, Francisco Mendoza, Jesus Pirela, Anthony Ranaudo, Jimmy Reyes, Michael Roth, Chad Smith, Nick Tepesch

Catchers -- Brett Nicholas

Infielders -- Doug Bernier, Joey Gallo, Patrick Kivlehan, Jurickson Profar, Drew Robinson

Outfielders -- Jared Hoying, James Jones, Nomar Mazara, Ryan Strausborger

AA Frisco

Pitchers -- Cody Buckel, Matt Bush, Reed Garrett, Juan Grullon, Jose Leclerc, Aliangel (Frank) Lopez, Adam Parks, Victor Payano, Richelsen Penna, Connor Sadzeck, Ryne Slack, Jose Valdespina, Sam Wolff

Catchers -- Alex Burg, Pat Cantwell, Kellin Deglan

Infielders -- Ronald Guzman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Luis Marte, Luis Mendez, Alberto Triunfel

Outfielders -- Preston Beck, Lewis Brinson, Zach Cone, Ryan Cordell, Joe Jackson

High-A High Desert

Pitchers -- John Fasola, Joe Filomeno, Ariel Jurado, David Ledbetter, Ryan Ledbetter, Shane McCain, Yohander Mendez, Luis Ortiz, David Perez, Austin Pettibone, Adam Quintana, Collin Wiles, Scott Williams, Cole Wiper

Catchers -- David Lyon, Kevin Torres, Jose Trevino

Infielders -- Michael De Leon, Travis Demeritte, Tripp Martin, Josh Morgan, Juremi Profar

Outfielders -- Jairo Beras, Jose Cardona, Seth Spivey, Luke Tendler

Low-A Hickory

Pitchers -- Blake Bass, Wes Benjamin, Adam Choplick, Tyler Davis, Peter Fairbanks, Jonathan Hernandez, Johan Juan, Omarlin Lopez, Brett Martin, Joe Palumbo, Pedro Payano, Jacob Shortslef, Jeffrey Springs, Erik Swanson, Dillon Tate

Catchers -- Charles Moorman, Tyler Sanchez, Ricardo Valencia

Infielders -- Frandy De La Rosa, Ti'Quan Forbes, Andy Ibanez, Dylan Moore, Yeyson Yrizarri

Outfielders -- Jose Almonte, Ledarious Clark, Darius Day, Eric Jenkins, Eduard Pinto

I expect additional players who were signed as minor league free agents, such as Pedro Ciriaco and Jordan Danks, to be assigned in the next few days.