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.