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Rangers Add To All-Name Team By Signing Venezuelan Rougned Odor

While reports circulate that the Rangers and Adrian Beltre are nearing a long term deal, the club added to its list of best names among international signees by bringing Rougned Odor into a fold that already includes the likes of Wilmer Font and Jurickson Profar. 

Like Font and Profar, Odor is a real prospect. Baseball America reports that his signing bonus is $425,000 and ranked him over the summer as the eighth best prospect among international teenage talents. He is a middle infielder with a reputation as an offensive player. BA praised his swing from the left side.

It's hard to find a better pure swing anywhere in Venezuela. It's short, quick and compact. Unlike many Latin American prospects who stand out more in batting practice and showcase environments, Odor separates himself in game situations with his instincts, savvy and approach at the plate. Odor has good plate discipline for his age and shows a willingness to work the count. While Odor's size is a concern for some scouts, others have said he's shown surprising pop for his size and could hit 15-20 home runs per year if he adds strength to his thin frame.

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