Hernandez leads Rangers to AZL title

19-year-old catching prospect hits second postseason homer

Heriberto Hernandez hit .344/.433/.646 during the regular season in the Arizona League. (Zachary Lucy/Four Seam Images)

By Jordan Wolf | August 31, 2019 12:37 AM ET

Catching prospect Heriberto Hernandez doubled and hit his second homer of the Championship Series as the Rangers beat Indians Blue, 7-2, on Friday to capture their second Arizona League title.

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Santiago, Rangers win AZL Finals opener

Southpaw allows just a single over six innings in two-hit shutout

In seven Arizona League outings, Santiago compiled a 3-0 mark with a 3.57 ERA and 17 whiffs. (Bill Mitchell/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | August 30, 2019 12:50 AM ET

Texas Rangers prospect Manuel Santiago allowed one hit over six scoreless frames, as the AZL Rangers romped past AZL Indians Blue, 10-0, in Game One of the Rookie-level AZL championship series Friday.

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Tena takes Indians Blue to AZL Finals

Cleveland's No. 25 prospect notches three hits, drives in one

Jose Tena hit .325 with 30 runs scored, 18 RBIs and six stolen bases in 44 Arizona League games. (Zachary Lucy/Four Seam Images)

By Brian Stultz | August 29, 2019 12:59 AM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 25 prospect Jose Tena delivered three singles, an RBI and a run as the Rookie-level AZL Indians Blue defeated the AZL Padres 2, 12-1, to reach the Championship Series.

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Wendzel helps AZL Rangers reach semis

Rangers first-round pick scores twice on perfect day at plate

The Rangers selected Davis Wendzel No. 41 overall in this year's First-Year Player Draft. (Juan Lainez/Cal Sport Media)

By Jordan Wolf | August 28, 2019 1:56 AM ET

Texas Rangers first-round pick Davis Wendzel went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Rookie-level AZL Rangers topped the AZL Dodgers Mota, 5-3, in Tuesday's quarterfinal.

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Padres' Abrams leads AZL All-Stars

San Diego's first-round pick matches hype, earns MVP

CJ Abrams had as many stolen bases (14) as strikeouts during his 32-game stint in the Arizona League. (Bill Mitchell)

By Chris Tripodi | August 26, 2019 4:54 PM ET

Padres 2019 first-round pick CJ Abrams was named Arizona League MVP, the league announced, after batting .401/.442/.662 with 14 stolen bases in 32 games.

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Padres land Trammell in blockbuster deal

No. 30 overall prospect moved in deal involving Reds, Indians

Taylor Trammell has recorded 112 extra-base hits through four professional seasons. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 31, 2019 12:33 AM ET

No. 30 overall prospect Taylor Trammell was sent from the Reds to the Padres on Tuesday in a three-team deal that involved the Indians and six other players.

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Rangers' Jung has debut to remember

First-round pick homers in first at-bat, adds two singles

Josh Jung ended his career at Texas Tech with a .348 average, 33 homers and 191 RBIs in 181 games. (Brad Tollefson/AP)

By Michael Avallone | July 11, 2019 12:46 AM ET

Rangers first-round pick Josh Jung homered in his first at-bat and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in his professional debut as the Rookie-level AZL Rangers defeated the Dodgers Mota, 16-5, on Wednesday.

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Dodgers hang on, win AZL championship

Four-run fifth inning holds up for first crown in seven years

The Dodgers celebrate after holding off the Cubs in the decisive third game of the Arizona League Finals. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | September 2, 2018 12:13 AM ET

Sauryn Lao hit a two-run triple in a four-run fifth inning as the Dodgers captured the Arizona League championship with a 6-5 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.

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Cubs take AZL Finals to the limit

Vargas pitches gem to force decisive third game

Didier Vargas has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last 12 appearances. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

By Josh Horton | August 31, 2018 11:58 PM ET

Didier Vargas struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings as the Cubs 1 blanked the Dodgers, 2-0, to even up the best-of-3 Arizona League Chamiponship Series at one win apiece.

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MVP Jerez leads 2018 AZL All-Stars

Indians slugger produced 14 homers, .937 OPS in 48 games

Fourteen of Miguel Jerez's 16 career home runs came during this season alone. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

By Sam Dykstra | August 31, 2018 5:33 PM ET

Indians outfielder/first baseman Miguel Jerez has been named Arizona League MVP and headlines the Rookie-level circuit's group of end-of-season All-Stars.

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