Found February 19, 2013 on
The Fantasy Fix:
Is Cody Buckel a top of the rotation pitcher? Or is he destined to be back of the rotation fodder. Read along as we walk through Buckel’s resume. I scouted Buckel last year and a short report is also included.
Cody Buckel was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2010 Amateur Draft out of Royal High School in Simi Valley, CA. The 20 year-old right hander is listed at 6’ 1”and 170 pounds though both measurements look a bit generous from my one chance to view him on the mound.
Source: Dallas Morning News
Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein ranked Buckel as the number 11 prospect in the Rangers system. Their 2013 team rankings are not yet out, but with Jason Parks at the helm over at BP, it will be interesting to see where Buckel rates as Parks started his prospecting days by focusing on the Rangers and has always been a bit lower on Buckel than others.
Baseball America had Buckel as the #28 prospect in the Rangers system after the 2010 season, #6 a...
BEST OF MAXIM
SURPRISE, Ariz. Not only did Yu Darvish make his 2013 debut in an intrasquad game Tuesday, he unleashed his sense of humor.
Darvish, who pitched the first inning of the game, took jabs at teammates Elvis Andrus and A.J. Pierzynski following his stint.
Andrus made an error that extended Darvish's outing to 24 pitches. He was also a little concerned with Pierzynski catching...
SURPRISE, Ariz. The Texas Rangers played their first intrasquad game Tuesday and neither Adrian Beltre nor Lance Berkman were in the lineups.
Beltre would have played if it was the regular season but the Rangers are being cautious with his sore right calf.
Beltre had an MRI on the calf which revealed some inflammation. The calf hasn't kept him from participating in any team...
SURPRISE, Ariz. The World Baseball Classic will begin without either Jurickson Profar or Adrian Beltre participating.
Profar informed the Rangers over the weekend that he's skipping the WBC in an effort to try and make the big-league club out of spring training. Beltre decided to bypass the first round because of soreness in his right calf. He could join the Dominican Republic...
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has decided
against playing in the World Baseball Classic, as the slugger has sustained a
slightly strained right calf muscle, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
Beltre was planning to play for his native Dominican
Republic this spring in the WBC, but Sullivan reports the third baseman decided
to back out after “tweaking”...
Lance Berkman is being a little presumptuous, isn't he?The newly acquired Berkman is so confident he's the Texas Rangers full-time designated hitter, he didn't even bother to bring a glove to Spring Training."For 12 years I never had to worry about it because the equipment guy in Houston just packed up my locker and it showed up in spring training," Berkman...
SURPRISE, Ariz. New Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan has been a busy man since full-squad workouts began for the Rangers.
Magadan has been in the batting cages early and watching batting practice late to try and get a feel for what he has to work with.
Beginning Thursday, when he has his first hitter's meeting in advance of Friday's Cactus League opener, he'...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Lance Berkman knows he's being watched with some trepidation while going through spring training with the Texas Rangers.
"Kind of a house of cards deal with me," he said Wednesday.
After all, he is 37 years old with a gray-speckled beard and coming off a season when he played only 32 games with St. Louis because of two operations on his right...
SURPRISE, Az. – The Texas Rangers are Nate Robertson’s seventh organization since 2010, so he figured it was time to try something new.
Robertson, who was a 13-game winner for the 2006 American League champion Detroit Tigers, is still left-handed, and still wears glasses.
But, as he puts it, “I’ve basically reinvented everything I’ve ever done.”
The Texas Rangers signed Lance Berkman to a $10 million deal because of his offensive abilities. Berkman is expected to DH for the team, and if he plays any defense for them, it will just be a bonus.
Berkman is so focused on his designated hitter role that he didn’t even bother to bring a glove to spring training.
“For 12 years I never had to worry about it because the equipment...
Texas Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar has decided against
playing in the World Baseball Classic., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/rangers-profar-passing-on-wbc
Josh Hamilton says Texas Rangers fans were spoiled by the team's success over the last few seasons.
Hamilton, who signed a five-year, 125-million deal with the Los Angeles Angels in December, helped the Rangers reach the World Series in 2010 and 2011. During an interview that was aired Sunday on CBS 11 in Dallas, Hamilton revealed why he left the Rangers and joined their American...
Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the Texas Rangers' prospects with the system's best pitching, offensive, and defensive tools. In this feature, we asked a number of scouts to describe the featured tools, such as "Best Curveball," "Best Outfield Arm," "Best Power," and many more.
Even though the man produced mammoth blasts (upwards of four in one game), drove in runs, and inspired many, fans of the Texas Rangers were slowly getting tired of Josh Hamilton towards the end of the 2012 season as he appeared to mail-in performances both at the plate and in the outfield. And still, Hamilton was the biggest free agent this offseason. And, of course, he jetted-away...