Texas Rangers: Ranking Top Young Players by Long-Term Potential
By Kenneth Nash
The Depth Players
These are the guys that will fill service roles for the club over the next few years. Whether it be to rest position players, or those long relievers who get action when the bullpen is low.
Carlos Tocci, OF (Age: 22)
Carlos Tocci was an offseason addition for the Texas Rangers who made his MLB debut this season. A young outfielder who has struggled at the plate this year, the Rangers hope he can develop as a hitter with some more time in the minors.
Future Role: 4th Outfielder
Drew Robinson, OF (Age: 26)
Drew Robinson has been a name that Rangers fans surely are familiar with by now. An outfielder that Texas has utilized in a number of different roles, Robinson has shown his flexibility which is perhaps his best asset. He has the ability to play anywhere in the outfield as well as along with the infield. He holds some value for the Rangers because they can plug and play him in various spots.
Future Role: 5th Outfielder/6th Infielder
Hanser Alberto, INF (Age: 25)
Hanser Alberto has served off and on as the Rangers utility man for a couple of years now. Once hoped to be a future starter in the infield, the potential for Alberto has shifted a bit. Never really breaking out, Hanser now projects as essentially the backup utility man on the active roster and really just garnering playing time when injuries hit.