Texas Rangers’ holiday gift 3: RHP Demarcus Evans
This name might surprise some folks, given his youthful age and years of control.
Young right-hander Demarcus Evans was called up to the big-leagues in 2020, leaving quite the impression on the Texas Rangers.
In four relief appearances, Evans logged a 2.25 ERA and four strikeouts in four innings pitched.
These are small sample sizes in the context of a long baseball season, but certainly not insignificant overall.
The hard-throwing righty is currently ranked as the Texas Rangers’ 22nd-best prospect according to MLB.com.
However, Evans projects as a reliever down the road, and not as a starter where the team could use more depth.
And as we highlighted with Leclerc, a team like the Rangers, who will likely remain out of serious playoff contention for a while, don’t have relievers pegged as a high priority.
Therefore, Evans, with his raw stuff and potential, could be dangled as an extremely attractive trade piece for a team much closer to contention and in need of impactful bullpen depth.
Evans could prove to be the gift that keeps on giving for the team acquiring his services and for the Texas Rangers, who would likely receive a hefty talent package in return.