The biggest first-half developments from each of the Rangers’ full-season minor-league affiliates
(The Assocated Press/Sue Ogrocki)
Full-season minor-league teams have reached the halfway point of their seasons.
Sixty games down, 60 to go.
Two Rangers affiliates, Double A Frisco and High A Hickory, opened the second half Tuesday night, and Triple A Round Rock and Low A Down East played game No. 60.
Frisco has proven to be one of the best teams in the minor leagues, with a stout pitching staff and some guys who know how to hit. Down East and Hickory have been plagued by offensive shortfalls. Round Rock is relying on minor-league veterans more than prospects.
Each stop can boast development successes. More could be on the way as draftees make their way into the system and as players in the Arizona Complex League graduate to a full-season club.
Here are a few from each affiliate.