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A Rangers prospect split his bat in half from top to bottom

When 30 teams play 162 games a season (plus Spring Training and the postseason) and all of their Minor League affiliates also have long seasons and batting practice sessions and Fall League games, the sample size of data available is large enough to include some statistical anomalies. 

Sometimes that's a win-loss record that isn't representative of a pitcher's true production. Sometimes it's a 1-5-6-3-4 double play. Sometimes, it's Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro of the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans splitting his bat from top to bottom during a BP session: