Friday on the Farm: Rangers Today Top 40 prospect list reaches the top 10 with the usual suspects, maybe in a different order
(Rangers Today/Jeff Wilson)
Now is not the time for amateur scouting director Kip Fagg and his staff to start patting themselves on the back.
None of the prospects they have assembled are established major-league players, and the players’ rankings and organization’s rankings won’t mean much if only a few of the prospects realize their potential.
However, seven of the players in the top 10 of the inaugural Texas Rangers Newsletter Top 40 prospect list were acquired via the MLB Draft. That hasn’t been the Rangers’ strong suit over the past decade.
There is risk with even the best prospects, but this top 10 is more talented than in recent years. The entire system is deeper and more talented than it has been since the early 2010s.
It hasn’t all been draft. The Rangers have done well in trades, which is a credit to the pro scouts, and still have a presence in Latin America despite the advent of the strict bonus pools.
Each area is reflected in the top 10.
Who’s No. 1? Let’s take a look.