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D-backs instructional league roster, schedule

September 14, 2018

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.
Here's a look at the D-backs roster, with the players' rankr in the team's Top 30 Prospects list in parentheses:
Instructional league rosters
PITCHERS: Jhosmer Alvarez, RHP; Juan Araujo, RHP; Erin Baldwin, RHP; Antonio Cardenas, RHP; Harrison Francis, RHP; Luis Frias, RHP; Michel Gelabert, LHP; Jackson Goddard, RHP (No. 25); Josh Green, RHP; Tyler Holton, LHP; Levi Kelly (No. 26), RHP; Ethan Larrison, RHP; Justin Lewis, RHP; Matt Mercer, RHP (No. 24); Ryan Miller, RHP; Travis Moths, RHP; Deyni Olivero, RHP; Chester Pimentel, RHP; Kyler Stout, RHP; Matt Tabor, RHP (No. 10); Marcos Tineo, RHP; Andy Toelken, RHP; Alex Valdez, RHP; Ryan Weiss, RHP; Shumpei Yoshikawa, RHP
CATCHERS: Zac Almond, C/1B; Axel Andueza; Nick Dalesandro; Sergio Gutierrez; Sandy Martinez; Luvin Valbuena
INFIELDERS: Blaze Alexander, IF (No. 19); Jose Caballero, IF; Neyfy Castillo, 3B; Rafael Jimenez, 1B; Buddy Kennedy, 3B; Francis Martinez, 1B; Liover Peguero, SS; Geraldo Perdomo, SS (No. 21); Roman Ruiz, IF; Zach Shannon, 1B; LT Tolbert, IF; Andy Yerzy, C/1B (No. 15)
OUTFIELDERS: Jorge Barrosa (No. 29); Eduardo Diaz (No. 16); Alvin Guzman; Tre Holmes (No. 29); Jesus Marriaga; Jake McCarthy (No. 8); Wilderd Patino; Kristian Robinson (No. 12); Alek Thomas (No. 6)
SCHEDULE
Mon., Oct. 1 - Camp day
Tue., Oct. 2 - Camp day
Wed., Oct. 3 - at Brewers
Thu., Oct. 4 - Camp day
Fri., Oct. 5 - Camp day
Sat., Oct. 6 - Camp day
Sun., Oct. 7 - Off day
Mon., Oct. 8 - vs. A's
Tue., Oct. 9 - Camp day
Wed., Oct. 10 - Camp day
Thu., Oct. 11 - Camp day
Fri., Oct. 12 - vs. A's