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Friday on the Farm: These Rangers prospects deserving of promotion to next level

(Hickory Crawdads)


Minor-league teams are approaching the midway point of their seasons, when they will get few days off and return for the second half. All teams below Triple A will have an 0-0 record and have their playoff hopes resuscitated.

Some players will be joining a new team.

It’s about to be promotion season. The Rangers already have moved some players up, like first baseman Abi Ortiz and catcher Tucker Mitchell from Low A Down East to High A Hickory. The twin brother of right-hander Grant Anderson, Aiden Anderson, opened at Hickory and is at Double A Frisco.

Marc Church, a reliever who impressed at big-league spring training, went from Frisco to Triple A Round Rock.

There have been others, mostly players who were in their second season at their 2022 levels. With a larger sample sizes to evaluate from, the Rangers have an opportunity to push prospects or put some who were delayed to start the season where they should be.

Missing from the following list is Evan Carter, who some wanted promoted to the majors in April and started a rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League on Friday (wrist); fellow Frisco outfielder Dustin Harris, who got off to slow start; and right-hander Brock Porter, the 2022 fourth-rounder who has been very good but could spend all of his first pro season at Down East.

The list also doesn’t include Triple A players who are doing well and could be options in the majors, such as JP Martinez, Justin Foscue, Davis Wendzel and Chase Lee.

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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  1. Landon Wilson June 16, 2023

    I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on Speas. I figured the front office wouldn’t move him hastily after his time off but he deserves to be in AAA soon.

    1. Jeff Wilson June 17, 2023

      I agree, but it’s going to be hard to find him a spot with all these guys getting healthy.


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