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Spokane Indians Announce 2010 Roster

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The Rangers' short season Spokane roster was announced today. You can read about it here.

The big news is this:

Seventeen year old prospect Jurickson Profar is going to make his pro debut in Spokane as well. Profar, who is from Willemstad, Curacao, signed with the Rangers as a free agent in 2009. Originally looked at as a pitcher by many teams, the Rangers moved him over to shortstop and kept him in their instructional league last season. Profar was ranked the 15th best International prospect by Baseball America.

This is so exciting. Profar is the kind of toolsy stuff that idle daydreams about the future are made of. To see the organization putting this much confidence in him this early is just affirmation that those daydreams aren't necessarily that far off. On a personal level, this is exciting because Spokane is just a couple hour drive from me and, more importantly, they'll be playing in my home town from July 1 to 3. I intend to go to at least one Profar game and bring back pictures, videos and reports. Probably more than that if he doesn't get promoted even more aggressively before the season is over.

The rest of the roster can be found after the jump.

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2010 Picks:

LHP Justin Earls (31st round)
LHP Kevin Johnson (42nd)
RHP Colby Killian (41st)
RHP Zach Osborne (9th)
RHP Ryan Rodebaugh (15th)
RHP Ben Rowen (22nd)

C Carson Vitale (38th)
1B Andrew Clark (13th)
2B Jonathan Roof (8th)
IF Kevin Rodland (34th)

OF Jared Hoying (10th)
OF Jason Kudlock (36th)
OF Ryan Strausborger (16th)

Promoted Players (2009 location in parentheses):

LHP Miguel de los Santos (Dominican Summer League, plus a few 2010 innings in Hickory)
RHP Ovispo de los Santos (rookie ball)
RHP Francisco Mendoza (DSL)
RHP Nick McBride (’09 pick, no experience)
RHP Denny Peralta (rookie)
RHP Randol Rojas (DSL)
RHP Tim Stanford (DSL)
RHP Johan Yan (rookie)

C Yefry Castillo (DSL)
C Kevin Torres (rookie)
2B Alejandro Selen (rookie)
SS Jurickson Profar (no experience)

OF Guillermo Pimentel (rookie)

Returning Players:

RHP Sam Brown
RHP Ben Henry

1B Clark Murphy
IF Daniel Lima (saw a little of Bakersfield in 2010)

Hat tip to ab03 of Lone Star Ball for alerting us to the news and posting an easy to cut-and-paste roster.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.