2. Jason Bahr – Right-handed Pitcher
Jason Bahr, 24, may be a pitching prospect that not all that many have heard of to this point. He’s not highly ranked on many national prospect sites among Rangers prospects and just joined the organization a season and a half ago in a trade with the San Francisco Giants. However, he’s a pitcher that could make his way to Arlington in the next year or so having improved his prospect status considerably.
After joining the Texas Rangers organization in 2018, Bahr had a breakout season in 2019 pitching at both the High-A and Double-A levels as a starter. With Down East, Bahr made 11 starts posting a stunning 1.71 ERA and a strikeout rate of one per inning. That got him promoted to Double-A Frisco where he continued to shine making 12 starts for the RoughRiders. His time there ended with a 3.23 ERA and a 9.56 strikeout per nine inning rate, both impressive making a difficult jump to the Double-A level.
Like Huff, he probably is a year away from the big leagues but he’s one to be excited about. He could start the 2020 season back with Double-A Frisco partially because the Rangers Triple-A affiliate is likely to have a backlog of starting pitchers to put in a rotation. He may not end up a starter in the long-term but he sports a solid fastball with a 6’5″ frame that could play nicely in the bullpen.