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Friday on the Farm: Texas Rangers have only one goal this season for shortstop Max Acosta

Max Acosta has recovered from thoracic outlet syndrome and is ready to show what he can do when healthy (Texas Rangers Newsletter/Jeff Wilson).



Young, talented shortstops can be found throughout the Texas Rangers farm system, ranging from ages 17 to 24.

Max Acosta falls toward the younger side at 19, and three years removed from being a key part in a significant haul of international free agents in the class of 2019.

Signed for $1.6 million from Venezuela, it wasn’t long until Acosta was regularly founder higher in Rangers prospect rankings than Bayron Lora, who signed for $3.8 million.

Acosta was a top-10 Rangers prospect as recently as a year ago.

The system is different now and so is Acosta. The Rangers brought in middle infielders in the draft and via trade. Of course, they spent $500 million on shortstop Corey Seager and second baseman Marcus Semien.

Acosta, through not fault of his own, has barely been on the field the past two years.

So, 2022 is go time for Acosta, who has traffic ahead of him.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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