The Texas Rangers don’t have the top farm system in all of baseball, that honor went to the Baltimore Orioles when the MLB executives voted earlier this offseason. However, the Rangers’ farm system is pretty underrated and very deep. With that being said let’s look at my personal Top 10 Rangers Prospects.
#10. Aaron Zavala OF – The most unfortunate part about Aaron Zavala being so good is that he’s going to miss part of the 2023 season with a torn UCL. Zavala played well once promoted to AA Frisco on July 30th, following that promotion Zavala slashed .277/.420/.453/.873 in 111 games. With the Rangers searching for outfielders Zavala could be an answer in the near future.
#9. Dustin Harris OF – I personally would not be surprised if Dustin Harris gets a shot at the big leagues this upcoming season. Harris would add another left-handed bat to the Rangers’ lineup and could fill that outfield spot that they need. Harris hit .257 with 17 home runs and 66 RBIs in 2022 with AA Frisco. However, with this Rangers farm system being so deep, he only slots in at #9 for me.
#8. Luisangel Acuna SS/2B – When Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr says that his little brother Luisangel is better than him at baseball, you instantly take notice. Acuna has been on a steady rise over the years and finally got a small taste of AA last year. With Marcus Semien and Corey Seager having control over the middle infield for a while it’ll be interesting to see where Acuna could slot in. Also of note is how Acuna seems like someone who other teams would be interested in and also who the Rangers might be willing to part with.
#7. Brock Poter RHP – All 30 teams passed on a right-handed pitcher from Michigan named Brock Porter because they didn’t think they would be able to pry him away from his commitment to Clemson University. The Rangers made sure they didn’t do it twice. $3.7 million was the signing bonus it took but Porter’s potential makes it worth it. It’ll be interesting to see where in the organization Porter starts but the Rangers absolutely see Porter as a part of their future championship rotation.
#6. Kumar Rocker RHP – When the Rangers drafted Kumar Rocker with the third overall pick in the 2022 MLB draft many people including myself were surprised. Rocker competed in the Arizona Fall League this past year where we went 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA. I think that Rocker will get to the bigs pretty fast maybe even quicker than fellow Vanderbilt Commodore Jack Leiter who you will see later on this list. For me, it’s super clear that the talent is there with Rocker and I think he’s going to be able to make a real impact on this team in the near future.
#5. Justin Foscue 2B/3B – When it comes to the former Mississippi State Bulldog Justin Foscue we all know that he can hit. However, the question remains of where he will play in the field. If not traded he definitely could have an impact in the leagues maybe in the outfield.
#4. Jack Leiter – This may be the first hot take here in this article but I have Jack Leiter coming in at number four. With that being said I still have the utmost confidence in Leiter to have a successful big-league career. Leiter did struggle in AA Frisco last season going 3-10 with a 5.54 ERA but making the jump from college ball to AA is a big one and I think that Leiter will be able to bounce back this season.
#3. Owen White RHP – This may also come as a tiny surprise to some people but I have Owen White jumping ahead of Jack Leiter in my rankings. The 23-year-old righty has been flat-out dominant in his professional career, last year in Frisco White went 9-2 with a 3.59 ERA. The potential of Owen White is through the roof and I think all Rangers fans are super excited to see what he can bring in the near future.
#2. Evan Carter OF – The Rangers drafted Evan Carter with the 50th pick in the 2020 MLB draft. He was passed on by all 30 MLB teams, some even twice. Fast forward to 2023 and he is set to be one of the Rangers’ top two prospects when MLB pipeline releases its rankings tonight. The Rangers expect Carter to be a big part of their future and the 20-year-old lefty is certainly looking to fulfill those expectations.
#1. Josh Jung 3B – I know that this is kinda a no-brainer putting Josh Jung at number one but technically he has not graduated from “prospect status” just yet so he’s my number one. Jung is the only player on this list who has big-league experience and he is set to be the Rangers’ Opening Day 3rd baseman in 2023. I think all Rangers fans are excited about what Jung can bring and are hopeful that he can be a part of a cinderella run the Rangers are looking to put together.