Prospects #21 – #25
#25 INF Osleivis Basabe, Arizona Rangers (Rookie)
Basabe, 18, has been terrific in the nine games he has played in the AZL league so far, hitting .361 in the short stint. He is considered to be one of the best hitters in the Rangers farm system, and his speed is graded at a 70 of 80 (considered plus-plus). He is a player that fans should keep a close eye on as he works his way through the farm system, as he could be someone who rises quickly.
#24 INF Diosbel Arias, Down East Wood Ducks (A+)
At 22, Diosbel Arias has put together a terrific season with the Wood Ducks this year, hitting .298 with a .377 OBP. Arias will likely see a promotion up to AA in early 2020, or even as early at the end of this season. He has a hit tool similar to Basabe but is more advanced.
#23 RHP Tyler Phillips, Frisco RoughRiders (AA)
Tyler Phillips made the jump from A+ to AA this season. He was terrific in Down East but has struggled in the ten starts since his promotion. Phillips, 21, has three good pitches, including a grade 60 changeup, and excellent control of the strike zone. Phillips has the potential to be a middle to bottom of the rotation pitcher and could be in the majors by next season if he can end this season with some momentum and take it into 2020.
#22 INF Eli White, Nashville Sounds (AAA)
White was one of the main players that the Texas Rangers received in return for Jurickson Profar. The 25-year old White is a solid overall player and has projectable tools. The main problems for him are his age and lack of power. On the other hand, White could without a doubt be in a position to take over at 3rd base when the Rangers cut ties with Asdrubal Cabrera.
#21 SS Chris Seise, Hickory Crawdads (A)
The Rangers former first-round pick, 20-year old Chris Seise, has shown promise early on the past two seasons but has suffered season-ending injuries both years. He is a plus-defender, with projectable hitting tools, and still has lots of potential. Still young, he still has the chance to grow quickly if he can stay healthy.