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Rangers' top prospect hitting his stride

May 21, 2023

ARLINGTON -- Evan Carter is the Rangers’ top prospect for a reason, and he showed that Saturday night. MLB Pipeline’s ninth-ranked prospect, Carter capped off Double-A Frisco’s comeback victory over the Amarillo Sod Poodles Saturday night with a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning. It was the first extra-inning

Kumar Rocker has torn ligament, to undergo TJ surgery

May 16, 2023

ARLINGTON -- Rangers right-handed pitching prospect Kumar Rocker has a torn ligament in his right elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced on Tuesday. The surgery will be performed by team physician Dr. Keith Meister later this week. The former Vanderbilt ace was selected by the Mets

Bradford's debut for hometown team a learning experience

May 16, 2023

ARLINGTON -- Cody Bradford sat in the dugout on Monday afternoon, watching the Rangers take batting practice. Bradford wanted to take it all in -- the sheer size of Globe Life Field, the cracks of the bat, the sound of the ball hitting a glove. Small things that would hopefully

MLB Pipeline Pitching Lab: Owen White

May 11, 2023

AMARILLO, Texas – Owen White just needs to pitch. A 2018 second-round pick out of a North Carolina high school, the 6-foot-3 right-hander entered 2023 with only 115 1/3 innings. Tommy John surgery, a broken hand, arm fatigue and the pandemic-canceled 2020 season have kept the No. 2 Rangers prospect

Bradford (Rangers' No. 26) turning heads at Triple-A

LHP named PCL Pitcher of the Month for April
May 8, 2023

The Rangers’ farm is loaded with pitching prospects up and down the system, including three in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100. Through all the star power at the top, one name has almost shockingly shined brighter than the rest early this season: 2019 sixth-rounder Cody Bradford. The Rangers' No. 26 prospect

Rangers pitching prospects dazzle in Minors

May 7, 2023

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Frisco skipper dishes on RoughRiders' talented roster

April 16, 2023

HOUSTON -- The defending Texas League champion Frisco RoughRiders have the “most talented team in the Minors,” armed with four players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list in outfielder Evan Carter (No. 36), infielder Luisangel Acuña (No. 65) and right-handers Owen White (No. 60) and Jack Leiter (No. 71).

Rangers' Carter finds fences while Leiter misses bats

April 13, 2023

The spotlights on Double-A Frisco are pretty bright right now, with Evan Carter and Jack Leiter in the fold. On Wednesday night, the pair showed why that is the case. Carter, the Rangers' top prospect and No. 37 overall, according to MLB Pipeline, mashed a pair of home runs on

Rangers' Rocker dazzles in Minor League debut

April 12, 2023

The mid-90s heat, the wipeout slider ... all present and accounted for. Kumar Rocker had it all working in his first official start as a Minor Leaguer. • MLB Pipeline | Top 100 prospects | Prospect video The No. 9 Rangers prospect struck out eight and needed just 53 pitches

Bradford wows with six one-hit innings for Triple-A Round Rock

April 9, 2023

The Rangers have slowly but surely rebuilt their farm system over the last three years under general manager Chris Young, and it’s shown with the competitiveness of the on-field product last season. Texas boasts maybe the deepest prospect group across baseball, putting the big league club in perfect position in

Where the Rangers' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4, 2023

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Rangers' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Josh Jung (MLB No. 34), 3B -- Texas (MLB)
  2. Evan Carter (MLB No. 41), OF -- Frisco (Double-A)
  3. Owen White (MLB No. 66), RHP -- Frisco (Double-A) 4.

'Oh no!' -- Jung steals spotlight as Rangers sweep Phils

April 2, 2023

ARLINGTON -- Phillies shortstop Trea Turner heard the crack of Josh Jung’s bat and immediately uttered “Oh no” to himself ... and to everybody at home, as he was mic’d up during the second inning on Sunday Night Baseball at Globe Life Field. Turner’s apprehension was correct, as Jung, the

Carter, outfield prospects looming on Rangers' horizon

March 20, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers haven't been shy about spending on the free-agent market the past two offseasons. Two winters ago, they shelled out $500 million for middle infielders Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, plus $56 million more for Opening Day starter Jon Gray. This offseason, they filled out their

Q&A: Leiter talks Maddux, music and more

March 18, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers have a rotation with elite upside at the big league level this season, but five years of drafting high and making savvy Trade Deadline deals has put the club’s farm system in the best place it’s been in a decade, especially on the pitching side.

What's center-field plan with Leody's injury?

March 6, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- “Left side tightness” has been sweeping through the Rangers' clubhouse early in Spring Training, and on Sunday, it finally hit outfielder Leody Taveras. But unlike pitchers Jacob deGrom, Nathan Eovaldi and Jon Gray -- all of whom experienced what was described as mild discomfort -- Taveras’ injury

Here are the Rangers' 2023 Top 30 prospects

March 6, 2023

The Rangers' .391 winning percentage over the past three years is their worst since the franchise moved to Texas in 1972. That performance cost longtime president of baseball operations Jon Daniels his job last August and has precipitated aggressive free-agent spending. Two winters ago, the Rangers committed $500 million to

Leiter, Rocker make Spring Training statements

Top pitching prospects, former Vandy teammates get first taste of Cactus League play
February 28, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- In college at Vanderbilt, Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker never got to pitch in the same game. They sometimes pitched on the same day, due to rainouts or doubleheaders, but the two co-aces mostly appeared as Friday and Saturday night starters during the 2021 collegiate baseball season.

Carter ready for challenges of 1st big league camp

Rangers outfield prospect, 41st overall in MLB, soaking it all in
February 23, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Over the last two years, no prospect has burst onto the scene quite like Rangers outfielder Evan Carter. Texas selected Carter in the second round of the 2020 MLB Draft, to the shock of many pundits who didn’t even have him in the top 300. After injuries

Jung has vision for future as Rangers' third baseman

February 22, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- One day this offseason, Josh Jung sat down at his computer and created a vision board. He said his mental performance coach, Brian Cain, has told him for years to do it, but he never got around to it. This season, Jung wanted to put a bigger

4 bullpen prospects to watch at camp

February 18, 2023

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Q&A: Foscue talks Texas League title, goals for '23

January 28, 2023

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Rangers’ prospects crowd into Top 100

Texas lands six in MLB Pipeline’s 2023 rankings
January 26, 2023

ARLINGTON -- As the MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects list debuted on Thursday, the Rangers continued to show they have one of the deepest farm systems in the league. With six players ranked, the Rangers have the fourth-most in the Top 100, behind the Orioles (eight), the Dodgers (seven) and

Ex-Commodores Leiter, Rocker get the band back together

College teammates lean on each other early in their Rangers odyssey
January 26, 2023

ARLINGTON -- The last time Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker saw each other was back in 2021, in Omaha, Neb., as Vanderbilt University watched Mississippi State celebrate after it defeated the Commodores for the College World Series championship. The two Vanderbilt co-aces have had a divergent journey since that June

Rangers land brother of Vlad Jr., plus No. 8 int'l prospect

January 17, 2023

The Rangers already boasted the younger brother of an All-Star in their Minor League ranks in Luisangel Acuña (brother of Ronald Acuña Jr.), and now they’ve added another after signing outfielder Pablo Guerrero, the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and younger brother of the Blue Jays’ Vladimir

Could this prospect be the Rangers' next big star?

January 15, 2023

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