Elvis Andrus: Andrus is a highly touted shortstop out of Venezuela. He is ranked as the No. 65 prospect in 2007 by Baseball America, and is hitting .244 with three home runs and 37 RBIs at Class A Myrtle Beach. He has 25 stolen bases. Andrus is scouted as a plus defensive player, although he has 25 errors so far this season. Royals general manager Dayton Moore, who worked in Atlanta's front office before, compared Andrus to Derek Jeter. The 6-foot, 185-pound 18-year-old has also drawn comparisons to fellow Venezuelan shortstop Omar Vizquel. The Rangers assigned Andrus to Class A Bakersfield.Engel Beltre: Beltre is in his first year of professional baseball after signing with the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2006. The 18-year-old outfielder is hitting .215 (26-for-121) with three doubles, three triples, five home runs and 13 RBIs in 22 games for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. He also has six stolen bases. The Rangers will assign Beltre to the Arizona Rookie League. Neftali Feliz: Feliz is a 19-year-old left-hander who was 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA in seven games, including six starts, for the Braves' Rookie League team in Danville, Va. The 6-3, 180-pound Dominican Republic native is holding hitters to a .178 average and has 28 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings. Feliz is projected as a power pitcher with his above-average fastball, but needs to develop his secondary pitches. The Rangers have assigned Feliz to Class A Spokane. Beau Jones: Jones has split the 2007 season between Class A Myrtle Beach and Class A Rome with the Braves. At Myrtle Beach, he went 0-0 with a 15.26 ERA in five games, one start. At Rome, he went 5-0 with a 2.96 ERA with three saves in 21 games. He has 46 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. The Rangers will assign him to Class A Clinton. Jones was selected 41st overall in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. Entering the season, he was ranked as the Braves' No. 14 prospect by Baseball America.
Drew Davison is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less