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The Texas Rangers have arguably the top prospect in all of baseball in Jurickson Profar. The super talented shortstop/second baseman is consistently found at the top of all prospect lists and for good reason. He is a five tool player who at such a young age has shown the plate discipline of a ten year veteran, and he is just about to turn twenty years old. Here are his numbers at AA compared to Orioles stud Manny Machado, who made an impact at the major league level late in 2012.
Even when I averaged Machado’s pace to match Profar’s 480 at bats, Profar still beats him in every category except XBH (by only three).
Although he doesn’t light up the back of the baseball card in one particular category, Profar will provide future fantasy owners with numbers in all necessary categories. The Rangers aren’t shy to bring up young players and throw them into the...
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Continuing from our season preview of the Rangers earlier today...
Are the Rangers going to be able to adequately replace the offense that Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli provided to the team in 2012?
Hamilton and Napoli provided a ton of offense for the Rangers during their careers in Texas. In just over 1050 plate appearances last season, the duo combined for 67 homers, an...
Day four of our season preview series continues, featuring the Texas Rangers today. The Rangers are coming off of three straight 90-win playoff appearances, and look to make it four in a row in the always tough AL West. We'll be rolling out our six part Rangers series in the same order and timeframe as we have been all week, with a new piece going live every 75 minutes.
SURPRISE, Ariz. On the eve of the first workout for Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers, the organization's brass had its pre-spring meetings at the Surprise Recreation Complex.
Once the meetings ended, general manager Jon Daniels talked about some of the expectations for the spring. And even though the full squad workouts don't begin until Saturday, prospect Jurickson...
While the Rangers led the AL West from nearly wire to wire, they never dominated the division like many expected. On September 1st, their lead over the A's was just three games. On September 27th, with just six games remaining in the regular series, Texas was four up on Oakland. Then...they collapsed. The Rangers went 1-5 in the last two series of the year, including a three...
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
After falling short in 2010, falling short in 2011, and falling even shorter still in 2012, the Texas Rangers finally reached the pinnacle in 2013: World Champions. It wasn't an...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
For a team that lost two consecutive World Series, including one where they were one strike away from winning it...
The Rangers have their share of star players. Guys like Berkman, Kinsler, Beltre, Andrus, Cruz, and Darvish may not be household names on the level of Pujols and Verlander, but they're pretty close. Obviously, none of these guys can really be an x-factor, since everyone is focusing on them. What an x-factor is for a club like Texas is a player who might not make or break their...
Ben and Sam preview the Rangers` season with Jason Cole, and Pete talks to ESPN Dallas staff writer and blogger Richard Durrett (at 20:48).
With two of the top prospects in all of baseball, and a few high-ceiling projects in the works, Texas' system remains strong.
My Top 10
1. Jurickson Profar SS
2. Mike Olt 3B/1B
3. Martin Perez SP
4. Lewis Brinson OF
5. Leonys Martin OF
6. Cody Buckel SP
7. Luke Jackson SP
8. Joey Gallo 3B/1B/OF
9. Justin Grimm SP
10. Luis Sardinas SS...
It took almost no time at all for Marlins Park to develop a pitcher-friendly reputation. Its debut saw a number of long fly balls drop dead in the outfield, and of course, plenty of people were watching. Among those watching were the players participating in the game, and here’s Lance Berkman:
“It’s the biggest ballpark in the game,” Berkman said. “It’s huge. If they...