The Texas Rangers future is made up of the prospects currently in the organization. Which prospect continues the rankings at #13?
As we continue this offseason into Spring Training, we’re looking at the Top 25 prospects in the Texas Rangers organization. These are the players that have performed through the 2018 season and offer the most for the club moving forward.
#13: RHP, Owen White
Coming in at number 13 on our Texas Rangers Top Prospects is right-handed pitcher Owen White. White is one of the newest faces in the Rangers organization after being drafted in the 2nd round of last year’s amateur draft. White, a 6’3″, 19-year old is one of a number of pitchers at the lower level of the minors that give so much promise to the future of the club.
Texas signed White to an over-slot signing bonus of $1,500,000 with hopes they could hang onto one of the better prep arms in the draft. MLB Prospect Watch, when evaluating White, notes his above-average fastball that has the potential to get even better. He’s currently working on a curveball that also is expected to be above-average giving him a great two-pitch combo. His change-up but he could stand to develop his control a bit.
White has yet to make his pro debut for the Texas Rangers with the club opting to focus on strength, conditioning, and other physical development first. This approach is similar to what they’ve taken with other young arms they’ve drafted as of late with Cole Winn and Tyler Phillips taking similar paths to note just a couple.
In 2019, White likely will start in the Arizona Rookie League where he is currently assigned with all focus on getting him acclimated to the professional life and rigors. As aforementioned, MLB Prospect Watch has their scouting report on him and considers him possessing the right tools to become a middle of the rotation starter or better.