On the latest episode of the Ranger Report Podcast, we spoke with Jeff Wilson of Rangers Today. On of the topics we discussed was who we could see in Arlington from the Texas Rangers farm system.
The team has a excess of talent in the Minor Leagues, and some of them should debut next season. Jeff mentioned two position players and I will mention two pitchers. We’ll see if either of us were right in the end.
Justin Foscue could be a good bat off the bench for the Texas Rangers during the 2023 season. Wilson thinks there is good chance that he could make it to Arlington at some point during the 2023 season and be a bat off the bench. He can play multiple positions and has shown a good bat in the minors.
In 2021 Justin tore up pitching at High A Hickory and he did the same thing in 2022 at Frisco. He is a good bet to either make it or be dealt before the end of the 2023 seaosn.
The other player that Wilson mentioned was Aaron Zavala. While dealing with some injury in 2022, he still had a great season for Hickory and Frisco.
Zavala is very patient at the plate. He worked 89 walks between the two levels while striking out 108 times. He has good plate discipline and also he works counts well.
Cole Winn should either get a chance to pitch in the majors or get traded during the season. He was the golden child in 2021 but had a less than ideal 2022 at Round Rock.
The Rangers were hoping for better than a 6.51 ERA. He was all but a lock after 2021 to make the roster in 2022, but was passed up by Cole Ragans, Glen Otto and others.
Owen White is another pitcher I could see debuting in 2023 at some point with the Texas Rangers. He had a really nice 2022.
He pitched in both Hickory and Frisco, and had an ERA around 3.59 combined. He looks the part and with a little more seasoning he could be ready soon to make his debut.
The Rangers brass are high on White and I know why. I for one would like to see him debut this coming season.
Those are four players that you may see in Arlington in 2023. Let me know who I left off my short list in the comments. Thanks.