Friday on the Farm: Highly regarded Rangers prospect who hasn’t pitched since 2021 is on verge of return
(Rangers Today/Jeff Wilson)
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Dane Acker definitely left a positive first impression during minor-league spring training in 2021.
The Rangers officials who watched him then couldn’t believe the stuff they were seeing, from upper-90s fastball velocity to huge spin readings on his breaking balls.
In hindsight, they might have been seeing a pitcher who was doing a little too much in the first camp of his career with a team that had acquired him in a trade two months earlier.