The Texas Rangers rolled out three young starters in a row on Monday and Tuesday. Here’s a running diary of how those starts went.
We’ve been hearing for a while that the Texas Rangers have an army of young pitchers just waiting to arrive. And as we enter the last stretch of the season, the first wave of those hurlers are starting to arrive. Rangers fans no longer have to wait to see what the future holds.
Jon Daniels and the Rangers front office want to see what their prospects can do, and with the team out of contention and the dog days of summer upon us, now is the perfect time to do so. So the decision was made to throw Kolby Allard (No. 16 prospect), Joe Palumbo (No. 6 prospect) and Brock Burke (#7 prospect) in three consecutive games.
Allard and Palumbo have each appeared in a few big league games, but Burke’s start would be his major league debut. To document this three game stretch, I decided to keep a running diary of their starts.