Where Rangers top prospects are starting '21

May 4th, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the Rangers' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

  1. Josh Jung (MLB No. 54), 3B -- Injured (left foot)
  2. Sam Huff (MLB No. 67), C -- Texas (MLB)/Injured List (right knee)
  3. Cole Winn, RHP -- Frisco (Double-A)
  4. Maximo Acosta, SS -- Extended Spring Training
  5. Justin Foscue, 2B -- Hickory (High-A)
  6. Luisangel Acuna, SS/2B -- Down East (Low-A)
  7. Hans Crouse, RHP -- Frisco (Double-A)
  8. Davis Wendzel, 3B -- Frisco (Double-A)
  9. Sherten Apostel, 3B/1B -- Frisco (Double-A)
  10. Anderson Tejeda, SS -- Round Rock (Triple-A)
  11. Steele Walker, OF -- Frisco (Double-A)
  12. Ricky Vanasco, RHP -- Injured (Tommy John surgery)
  13. David Garcia, C -- Hickory (High-A)
  14. Evan Carter, OF -- Down East (Low-A)
  15. Yeison Morrobel, OF -- Extended Spring Training
  16. Ronny Henriquez, RHP -- Hickory (High-A)
  17. Owen White, RHP -- Down East (Low-A)
  18. Bayron Lora, OF -- Dominican complex
  19. Yerry Rodriguez, RHP -- Frisco (Double-A)
  20. Joe Palumbo, LHP -- Round Rock (Triple-A)
  21. Chris Seise, SS -- Hickory (High-A)
  22. Jonathan Ornelas, SS/2B/OF -- Hickory (High-A)
  23. A.J. Alexy, RHP -- Frisco (Double-A)
  24. Tekoah Roby, RHP -- Down East (Low-A)
  25. Justin Slaten, RHP -- Hickory (High-A)
  26. Curtis Terry, 1B -- Round Rock (Triple-A)
  27. Demarcus Evans, RHP -- Round Rock (Triple-A)
  28. Keithron Moss, 2B/3B -- Down East (Low-A)
  29. Jose Corniell, RHP -- Extended Spring Training
  30. Avery Weems, LHP -- Hickory (High-A)

Team to watch

The Rangers' two best pitching prospects, right-handers Cole Winn and Hans Crouse, are opening 2021 at Double-A Frisco. So are three of their best hitting prospects: corner infielders Davis Wendzel and Sherten Apostel and outfielder Steele Walker. Righties Yerry Rodriguez and A.J. Alexy possess considerable upside as well.

Teams on MiLB.TV

Triple-A Round Rock
Double-A Frisco

New faces

Left-hander Avery Weems, who came to Texas with Dane Dunning from the White Sox in a December deal for Lance Lynn, will begin the season at High-A Hickory. Right-hander Jose Corniell, part of the return from the Mariners for Rafael Montero in December, and outfielder Yeison Morrobel, the top prospect in the Rangers' 2020-21 international class, are in extended Spring Training and on course to make their pro debuts in the Rookie-level Arizona League in July.

On the shelf

Texas is without its two Top 100 Prospects, as third baseman Josh Jung (left foot) should be sidelined for another month before reporting to Triple-A Round Rock and catcher Sam Huff (right knee surgery) will miss two months. Right-hander Ricky Vanasco has one of the system's more electric arms but will miss this season after having Tommy John surgery last September.