Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Brett Nicholas against the East during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers Minor League Standouts


This article could really cover last nights game in Oakland, since the Texas Rangers had Josh Wilson at third, Luis Sardinas at second, Michael Choice in the outfield, Robinson Chirinos catching and Nick Martinez pitching. And yet this Texas Rangers team full of misfit players defeated the A’s for the second straight game in a row, securing a series victory in the first set between the two division rivals. But instead, since it appears that this team is going to need all the help it can get from the minor leagues, lets look at the minor league standouts for both Frisco and Round Rock so far in 2014.

Frisco Rough Riders

Pitching Top 5 by ERA: (minimum  5.0 innings pitched)

1. Matt West – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 strikeouts and 2 walks in 9.2 innings pitched in relief.

2. Francisco Mendoza – 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in 5.0 innings pitched in relief.

3. Phil Klein – 3-0, 0.83 ERA, 15 strikeouts and 5 walks in 9.2 innings pitched in relief.

4. Matt Harrison – 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 10 strikeouts and 4 walks in 16.0 innings pitched.

5. Nick Martinez – 0-0, 1.86 ERA, 9 strikeouts and 7 walks in 9.2 innings pitched.

 

Hitting Top 5 by Average: (minimum 20 at bats)

1. Ryan Rua – 52 AB, .365/.459/.635, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 SO and 8 BB

2. Guilder Rodriguez – 28 AB, .250/.364/.250, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 5 SO and 5 BB

3. Rougned Odor – 70 AB, .243/.280/.386, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 11 SO and 4 BB.

4. Tomas Telis – 25 AB, .240/.321/.280, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5 SO and 3 BB.

5. Jake Skole – 42 AB, .238/.283/.405, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 9 SO and 3 BB.

 

Round Rock Express:

Pitching Top 5 by ERA: (minimum  5.0 innings pitched)

Neftali+Feliz+2011+World+Series+Game+5+St+XrleUIWa-6sl1. Neftali Feliz – 1-0, 1.59 ERA, 6 strikeouts and 2 walks in 5.2 innings pitched in relief.

2. Nick Tepesch – 3-1, 2.45 ERA, 21 strikeouts and 6 walks in 25.2 innings pitched.

3. Roman Mendez – 0-0, 2.70 ERA, 5 strikeouts and 2 walks in 5.2 innings pitched in relief.

4. Scott Baker – 3-1, 2.77 ERA, 21 strikeouts and 6 walks in 26.0 innings pitched.

5. Ryan Feierabend – 3-0, 3.32 ERA, 15 strikeouts and 3 walks in 21.2 innings pitched in relief.

Off to a rough start: We talked about Cory Burns last week, and Michael Kirkman is 0-2 with a 13.97 ERA so far in 9.2 innings pitched.

 

Hitting Top 5 by Average: (minimum 20 at bats)

1. Brett Nicholas – 60 AB, .317/.423/.483, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 9 SO and 10 BB.

2. Alex Buchholz – 49 AB, .306/.352/.388, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 5 SO and 3 BB.

3. Kensuke Tanaka – 49 AB, .306/.452/.490, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 10 SO and 13 BB.

4. Bryan Petersen – 74 AB, .270/.331/.581, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 27 SO and 8 BB.

5. Brad Snyder – 74 AB, .270/.337/.581, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 27 SO and 10 BB.

 

We could be seeing some of these guys at the major league level soon if the Texas Rangers continue to see injuries at the rate that they have in 2014!

 

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