Texas Rangers Decide to Leave Top Prospects Off September Roster

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Jurickson Profar (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Jurickson Profar (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The playoff race is heating up and the Texas Rangers sit just two games back of the American League Wild Card. They need all the help they can get, but have decided to leave their prized prospects in the minor leagues for now.

The Texas Rangers have been adding depth to their organization for September. The team is allowed to call up 40 players to the MLB roster this month. The organization has decided to leave their top prospects in the minors despite being in the middle of an important playoff race.

The organization has called up players like A.J. Jimenez, Jared Hoying, and Drew Robinson to fill out the roster. All three players could be useful to the Rangers, but are looked upon as depth more than future everyday players.

The team has decided to leave Jurickson Profar, Willie Calhoun, and Ronald Guzman in the minor leagues instead of calling them up for September. All three players put up great minor league seasons, but the team has decided to leave them off the roster.

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General manager Jon Daniels believes the team has enough talent on the big league roster already. That adding those prized prospects would be unnecessary and would be difficult to find time for those players to get in the game.

That is a good point, but it’s surprising the organization would pick a player like Jared Hoying over a red-hot bat of Ronald Guzman. The three prospects will likely remain in the minors until next season, but could see big league time if an injury occurs.

The trio of Guzman, Calhoun, and Profar is a big part of the future in Arlington. Jon Daniels is not ready to take that next step, but the future is getting closer and brighter in Arlington. The 2018 season could be even a better year for the Texas Rangers.