Texas Rangers Spring Training is in full swing as squads across the Cactus League have begun playing exhibition games and soon enough managers will have to finalize their Opening Day Rosters. 

With less than a month until the start of the season, most slots on the Rangers roster are finalized. However, there are still some positions up for grabs and some of the organization’s top prospects have a chance to make the team out of camp. 

All eyes have been on Wyatt Langford when it comes to Rangers prospects but there are still plenty of other guys who have good chances to break camp with the big league team. Let’s look at three Rangers prospects who could crack the Opening Day Roster.

1. Justin Foscue – Many people are surprised that Foscue is still with the organization but the Rangers 2020 first round pick has been racking up some good offensive seasons in the minors. 

Last season in 122 games with AAA Round Rock. Foscue slashed .266/.394/.486 with 18 home runs and 84 RBI, 

Foscue is a versatile defender who can play any position in the infield or a corner outfield spot. Importantly, the former Mississippi State Bulldog has been getting reps at first base which is a position where the Rangers could use a right handed bat backup to get Nathaniel Lowe a day or two off every once in a while. 

When you combine his versatility and the Rangers current hole at DH, you could have Justin Foscue as a part of the defending champs Opening Day Roster. 

2. Marc Church – The Rangers big league bullpen may have struggled in 2023 but several minor league prospects including Marc Church pitched well out of the pen down on the farm this season. 

The Rangers did bring in reinforcements for their bullpen in the form of veterans David Robertson and Kirby Yates however there could still be a slot or two open for someone like Marc Church to grab. 

While splitting time across AA Frisco and AAA Round Rock in 2023, Marc Church went 9-3 with a 3.63 ERA in 62 innings pitched. If you take into account what he did at AAA Round Rock alone, the Atlanta native was 7-1 with a 3.48 ERA. 

So far this Spring, Church has thrown three scoreless innings while striking out two batters and allowing just one hit. If the Rangers 18th round pick in 2019 continues to pitch well, he could find himself cracking the Opening Day Roster. 

3. Owen White – In the short time that Rangers Spring Training has been open, much has been made of their thin starting rotation. With the current state of the starting staff being one injury away from trouble, a spot could open up for someone like Owen White. 

Last season, White got somewhat of an unfair taste of the big leagues last season, pitching  two games out of the bullpen to the tune of an 11.25 ERA. When asked what he took away from that experience the North Carolina native simply said “Mistakes get hit”.

White has pitched very well in his five minor league seasons going a combined 17-8 with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP across all levels. There is no doubt that the Rangers 2nd round pick in 2018 has great talent and potential. 

If something were to happen to one of the Rangers current slated starters, it’s very possible that Owen White would get the first look at filling that hole. 

 

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