There is no doubt that the Texas Rangers farm system is really really good. In fact, in the new MLB pipeline farm system rankings, the Rangers came in ranked sixth in all of baseball.
This season, we’ve seen guys like Ezequiel Duran, Cole Ragans, and Bubba Thompson come up to the show and get their shots. Not only have they got a shot but they have had some pretty good success.
Who’s next though? Which prospects will get the next shot?
Well, let’s break down five prospects that will soon be getting the call to the show
- Josh Jung – Before the season Josh Jung suffered a torn left labrum in his left shoulder which required surgery and kept him out for about six months. Since recovering from that injury Jung has done nothing but crush AAA pitching. In just 45 at-bats with AAA Round Rock Jung is hitting .356 with 5 homers and 17 RBIs. It’s only a matter of time before Jung gets the call
- Cole Winn – Coming into the 2022 season, Cole Winn was expected to be called up sometime in mid-June. However, some struggles in the minors have kept him down there all season. You might be thinking “Why is Cole Winn going to be called up if he isn’t doing so hot at AAA?” The answer to that question is the Rule 5 Draft. Cole Winn is eligible for the draft as of now and if he makes it to said draft Winn is expected to be taken almost instantly.
- Sam Huff – If I had to pick one Rangers prospect to have no idea what his future is gonna like like it would be Sam Huff. The young catcher is someone who has had multiple opportunities in the big leagues and has shown flashes but really has not been able to make the most of them. I think that if the Rangers have an opportunity to get Huff consistent at-bats in the bigs down the stretch then they will. Depending on what the Rangers decide to do with Mitch Garver, who is coming back from surgery, Huff may not get many opportunities to catch so he’ll have to make sure he can hit consistently.
- Zak Kent – Pretty much every Rangers fan can agree that the bullpen has been one of the major weak points this season. There are a few minor league bullpen arms that could help, including Zak Kent. This is just a guess but I think if the Rangers do decide to go bullpen from the minors, Kent may be the guy.
- Dustin Harris – For the last one I went a little wild but I have reasons for it. Harris is not ready for the bigs yet I don’t think but he is rule five eligible. I still highly doubt they bring him up just for that reason but you never really know about these types of things until they happen. This is a long shot but I do think that Harris is the potential to be a good big league player.