Texas Rangers: 4 prospects land on Baseball Prospectus’ 2021 top 101 list

Seth Carlson
Sep 24, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leody Taveras (65) makes a fielding error during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leody Taveras (65) makes a fielding error during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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No. 98: Texas Rangers’ C Sam Huff

Backstop Sam Huff cracks the back-end of Baseball Prospectus’ long list, but that’s not for shame.

Sam Huff is as exciting a catching prospect as anyone could have, and certainly the most anticipated one the Rangers have had since Pudge Rodriguez.

The latter is, of course, a Hall of Famer, so again, no pressure…

Huff is definitely someone who can handle those expectations though, at least based on his talent.

The 23-year-old burst onto the scene in 2020 with a 1.136 OPS and three home runs over 31 at-bats.

And that was merely a taste of what Huff can bring to the table when he’s got it all going.

The sky is the limit for the young receptor, but first he’ll have to try and win the starting job away from veteran Jose Trevino.

Unless, of course, Huff begins the year in Triple-A for further development, which is a possibility.

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