BOCA RATON, FLA. - Right-handed pitcher (RHP) Cesar Valdez of the Visalia Oaks in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization was selected as the 47th pick of the MLN FAB50 Baseball 2008 appearing in the current edition of the digital magazine MLN Sports Zone (SZ). The crafty righty may not have the summer heat of a Max Scherzer (MLN FAB50 Baseball No. 3), but he makes up for it with a variety of clever pitches that kept batters in the usually hit-happy California League guessing. The hurler was joined today by SS/2B Pedro Ciriaco, who was named to the 2008 MLN Ones2Watch, a list of the top twenty-five players in the mid-to-lower classes of baseball with a projected time in the minor leagues of 18 months or more.
"Our fifth anniversary of the MLN FAB50 Baseball rankings is by far our best yet," said MLN Sports senior editor Brian Ross. "17 inch, screen-filling photo layouts of the players accompany 50 feature stories written by the best journalists on the minor league sports beat from coast to coast. Not dry, dusty tools reports, but thought-provoking, challenging takes on fifty of the hottest players in MiLB, or already moved up to MLB."
Mat Gamel, third baseman of the Huntsville Stars in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, was selected as the no. 1 player in minor league baseball for 2008 by the editors of Minor League News (MLN Sports).
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