The Hickory Crawdads, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced that C Kellin Deglan and SS Luis Sardinas will both be
suiting up for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League this season. The prestigious Arizona Fall League is regarded throughout professional baseball as the "finishing school" for Major League Baseball's top prospects, and the schedule will run from Oct. 9 - Nov. 15.
Deglan, 20, spent his second season with the 'Dads in 2012, compiling a .234 batting average with 12 home runs, 41 RBIs and 25 doubles through 92 games. In 22 games in August, the Langley, British Columbia native hit .325 with four home runs and 16 RBIs, along with eight doubles and 13 runs scored. He provided some of the top defensive work among South Atlantic League catchers, tying for second by throwing out 37.5% of attempted base stealers, while committing only seven errors all season. Deglan was selected by Texas in the 1st round of the 2010 June Draft out of high school. Click here to view his player page.
Sardinas, 19, played in 96 games for the Crawdads in 2012, his first season in Hickory. The native of Upata, Venezuela, put together the second-highest batting average on the club (.291), while hitting two home runs and driving in 30 RBIs. He led all Crawdads with a 15-game hitting streak from May 14 - June 4, which ties for the 7th-longest streak in the SAL this year. Sardinas also led the Crawdads with 32 stolen bases, while only being caught nine times. He signed with the Rangers as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. Click here to view Sardinas's player page.
Joining Deglan and Sardinas on the Saguaros roster are former Crawdads LHP Miguel De Los Santos (2010), SS Leury Garcia (2009-10), LHP Jimmy Reyes (2011), RHP Ryan Rodebaugh (2011) and RHP Ben Rowen (2011), along with other prospects from the Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals farm systems.
The Crawdads kick off the 2013 season with Opening Night at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday, April 4 against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 7 p.m.! Group outings, Ticket Books, birthday parties, corporate partnerships, Claw Club memberships and more for the 2013 season are available right now! Call the Front Office at (828) 322-3000 or visit Hickorycrawdads.com for more information....Individual Tickets for all Crawdads home games are available right now at Hickorycrawdads.com or by calling (828) 322-3000! Group outings, corporate partnerships, Levine Children's Hospital Claw Club memberships and Ticket Books for the 20th Anniversary Season are also available right now by calling the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.
Photo Courtesy: Kellin Deglan, Hickory Crawdads