Mar 3, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch against the Cleveland Indians in a spring training game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers Minor League Standout Players


The Round Rock Express and the Frisco Rough Riders have been sending players to the Texas Rangers with shocking regularity so far in the 2014 season, but I wanted to take another look today at the guys that are still left with the minor league teams. Rougned Odor hit his first major league home run last night against Houston, Nick Martinez is really contributing out of the bull pen, and Robinson Chirinos is becoming a very effective catcher for the big club. It is good to see so many young players being contributors on the big league club.

Frisco Rough Riders:

Top Starting Pitchers (by ERA)

1. Luke Jackson – 3.00 ERA, 42 strikeouts and 13 walks in 7 starts (41 innings pitched).

2. Edwar Cabrera – 3.71 ERA, 26 strikeouts and 10 walks in 4 starts (26.2 innings pitched).

3. Alec Asher – 4.08 ERA, 35 strikeouts and 10 walks in 7 starts (39.2 innings pitched).

4. Jerad Eickhoff – 4.35 ERA, 35 strikeouts and 14 walks in 7 starts (39.1 innings pitched).

 

Top Relief Pitchers (by ERA, minimum 10 innings pitched)

1. Matt West – 0.00 ERA, 10 strikeouts and 2 walks in 13.1 innings pitched.

2. Phil Klein – 1.62 ERA, 26 strikeouts and 11 walks in 16.2 innings pitched.

3. Jimmy Reyes – 2.70 ERA, 13 strikeouts and 6 walks in 13.1 innings pitched.

4. Francisco Mendoza – 3.14 ERA, 10 strikeouts and 8 walks in 14.1 innings pitched.

5. Wilmer Font – 3.38 ERA, 14 strikeouts and 8 walks in 14.1 innings pitched.

 

Hitting Top Five (by average)

1. Tomas Telis – 79 AB, .354/.398/.494/, 2 HR, 11 SO and 6 BB.

2. Ryan Rua – 125 AB, .296/.371/.520/, 7 HR, 23 SO and 14 BB.

3. Jake Smolinski – 124 AB, .290/.401/.500, 5 HR, 28 SO and 22 BB.

4. Chris Grayson – 62 AB, .258/.370/.339, 0 HR, 14 SO and 10 BB.

5. Trever Adams – 111 AB, .252/.328/.453, 4 HR, 20 SO and 12 BB.

 

Round Rock Express:

Top Starting Pitchers (by ERA)

1. Nick Tepesch – 1.58 ERA, 41 strikeouts and 9 walks in 7 starts (45.2 innings pitched).

2. Scott Baker – 3.32 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 11 walks in 6 starts (38.0 innings pitched).

3. Justin Germano – 3.41 ERA, 23 strikeouts and 5 walks in 6 starts (37.0 innings pitched).

4. Ryan Feierabend – 4.63 ERA, 21 strikeouts and 10 walks in 8 starts (44.2 innings pitched).

 

Top Relief Pitchers (by ERA, minimum 10 IP)

1. Roman Mendez – 3.21 ERA, 11 strikeouts and 7 walks in 14.0 innings pitched.

2. Daniel McCutchen – 4.50 ERA, 19 strikeouts and 2 walks in 18.0 innings pitched.

3. Ben Rowen – 4.76 ERA, 9 strikeouts and 1 walk in 11.1 innings pitched.

 

Hitting Top Five (by average)

1. Kensuke Tanaka – 100 AB, .300/.402/.410, 2 HR, 16 SO and 16 BB.

2. Andy Parrino – 122 AB, .295/.381/.344, 0 HR, 21 SO and 14 BB.

3. Bryan Petersen – 136 AB, .294/.353/.537, 6 HR, 42 SO and 12 BB.

4. Ryan Strausborger – 70 AB, .286/.329/.343, 0 HR, 10 SO and 5 BB.

5. Chris Gimenez – 95 AB, .284.373/.484, 4 HR, 21 SO and 14 BB.

 

So there is your look at the Texas Rangers minor league leaders at AA and AAA. Thanks for reading. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and sign up for out emails!

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  • lmhw24

    Glad to know there are still some down on the farm!

  • Brice Paterik

    Also Gallo just hit his 14 homer of the season tonight!