4. Richard Rodriguez
Venezuelan infielder Richard Rodriguez should finally move on from the DSL after four seasons in Santo Domingo. At 22 years old, he'll be quite old for the AZL, but a .352 batting average and .438 on-base percentage in 2014 should most certainly be enough to get him off the island. His average is a 125-point improvement from 2013 and his OBP jumped by nearly 100. He drew 15 more walks than strikeouts and played five positions, including both corner outfield spots. Rodriguez is 6'1", 170 pounds, and does not hit for power. Let's see if his team-best batting average a year ago translates into anything further up the farm.
5. Jose Morel
Morel is interesting in that his 2013 stats looked mighty impressive and should have seemingly been enough to get him a promotion to the AZL for the 2014 season. He owned a 9.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 59 innings two years ago and had an ERA of 1.22. His 2014 numbers were virtually the same, with his 1.79 ERA, 9.5 strikeouts-per-nine, and 1.20 WHIP being the key numbers. Morel is 21 years old, born in Montecristi, Dominican Republic, and is a 6'2", 190-pound right-hander.
6. Miguel Gomez
Gomez was the power supply for the DSL Giants in 2014, slugging a team-best .453 which included 18 doubles, a triple, and five home runs. He also led the league in RBIs with 60. Gomez played a mix of catcher and first base in his third season at the DSL level and will turn 23 in December.
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