Texas Rangers: Which member of the 25-and-under club has the highest ceiling?
By Travis Koch
The Texas Rangers have instilled great faith in their young offensive core. But which member of the core will make the biggest mark on MLB?
Texas Rangers fans have heard a lot about youth lately. Going through a rebuild, the organization is hanging its hat on minor league talent and a young core of big league players. Time will tell how the prospect hype will play out; however, we’ve already gotten a strong taste of the young Rangers core.
Joey Gallo is entering his 3rd full season at the age of 25, Nomar Mazara is 23 years old and entering his 4th season, and Rougned Odor is 25 and entering his 6th season. A ways behind is 24-year-old Willie Calhoun, but the Rangers feel he can become a great offensive talent with a little more discipline and development.
Texas sees something great in each of these guys. That’s why they acquired Calhoun, extended Odor’s contract, and continue to hold onto Gallo and Mazara, who are their two biggest trade assets.
If the team plans to compete for a championship in the next few years, they need a star. Not just a Rangers recognized star, but a nationally recognized star.
Four great talents, which one can become part of MLB’s elite? Which one has the most to offer the Rangers long-term? Which member of the 25-and-under club has the highest ceiling?