We've all heard plenty about the Texas Rangers' surplus of middle-infield prospects, a couple of which were forced to play in the big leauges this year before they were actually ready.
Of course, we all know about Jurickson Profar, who was supposed to be the everyday second baseman in Arlington this year but instead missed the entire season. And we're all familiar with Rougned Odor, who ended up being the everyday second baseman at age 20, as well as shortstop prospect Luis Sardinas.
Couple all of them with Elvis Andrus, and the Rangers are more than set up the middle for years to come.
Ever heard of Hanser Alberto? It's OK if you're answer is no, but now you have as Alberto was the only Rangers prospect to win a minor league gold glove as the best defensive shortstop in all of minor league baseball.
In 114 games split between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco, Alberto committed just 11 errors in an average of 4.5 chances per nine innings. That's pretty salty.
Add him to the long list of middle-infield gems in the Rangers' system from top to bottom.